- of, relating to, or characterized by empathy, the psychological identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others: a sensitive, empathetic school counselor.
Also em·path·ic [em-path-ik] /ɛmˈpæθ ɪk/.
Origin of empathetic
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Examples from the Web for empathic
The writing is, at turns, poignant, lively, empathic, and full of wit.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
I think there has to be an empathic strike between the reader and the protagonist.How I Write: Michael Connelly
January 8, 2014
But the desire to nurture is born from blinding selfishness and little or no empathic capacity.Convicted Baby-Snatcher Ann Pettway Was Blinded by Selfishness, Doctors Say
August 1, 2012
That's right—Assange turns out to be an empathic and talented listener, at least when he's hosting a TV show.I Love the Julian Assange Show!
July 3, 2012
It is an empathic style that earned Blume the devotion of Generation X just as those kids came of age and began craving a guide.Judy Blume Makes a Movie
October 20, 2010
Had a virtually complete case of empathic paralysis when he came to us.Final Weapon
Everett B. Cole
And the mountain in question, seen from one double its height, will suggest the empathic activity of spreading itself out.The Beautiful
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathic sense.Sense of Obligation
Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Gadow's contrasting paradigms, empathic and philanthropic, are relevant to this understanding.
In the empathic paradigm, the subjectivity of the other is "assumed to be as whole and valid as that of the caregiver" (p. 68).
- of or relating to empathy
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Word Origin and History for empathic
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