The Difference Between Sympathy And Empathy

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 by Hilton Head Health

“The truth is, rarely can a response make something better — what makes something better is connection.” ~ Brene Brown

I have and continue, to recommend watching Brene Brown’s Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability where she artfully articulates the importance of the emotional experience. I recently came across another outstanding Brene Brown video in which her speech to the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (better-known as the RSA), was made into a delightful short animation. The subject matter of the speech, and the resulting video, is the difference between sympathy and empathy. It’s a great three-minute reminder on how we can both enhance our communication skills and better connect with others. Take a look…

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