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Empathy vs. Sympathy – think you know the difference?

Empathy and sympathy seem like similar concepts, but are they? Researcher Brené Brown tells us they are very different.  While one connects us to one another, the other can pull us further apart.  And in our interconnected, multicultural world, being able to connect with and understand others will be to our advantage.


More compassion. Stronger relationships and business partnerships. More socially-conscious companies. More justice.


Empathy vs. sympathy — Do you know the difference?


Watch this brief video by freelance illustrator Katy Davis to find out.