Compassion vs Empathy


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Which of the following terms refers to our capacity to put ourselves in another person's shoes and feel what they feel?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to the capacity to understand another's emotional experience and the desire to do something to actively alleviate another's suffering?

2. Compassion can be thought of as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do compassion and empathy differ? In order to see what you know about these differences, go through the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources are effective at helping you see how familiar you are with:

  • Examples of compassion
  • Term that refers to the capacity to put ourselves in another person's shoes
  • The capacity to understand another person's emotional experience
  • What compassion can be thought of as

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about examples of compassion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about feeling empathy and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as compassion and empathy

Additional Learning

The lesson titled, Compassion vs Empathy can help you review more about these terms, including:

  • Examples of empathy
  • Characteristics of compassion
  • The importance of showing empathy