Video: Empathy vs Sympathy – Brene Brown

You all know I love Brene Brown. I think that’s clear. I’ve mentioned her in at least 14 blog posts to date. Make that 15.

 

One of the concepts that I particularly love is the difference between empathy and sympathy. It’s one that I knew on some subconscious level, because some people’s responses to my hard times felt like connection and comfort and others felt empty and unhelpful. Brene’s words clarified what I felt.

 

Now her explanation has an adorably animated video to go with. Who can resist hand drawn animals? Not me!

Watch the video here

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