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Word: empathy

Definition: ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy


Sentences Containing 'empathy'

According to Schore, the ability to adequately regulate emotion fails to develop when relationship with caregivers is not characterized by attunement and empathy.
Aderca described such intrusions as restrictive, compared professional critics to barbers, and argued that empathy with the creator was more important than principles.
After learning that the spirits were refusing death, Meggan used her empathy to calm their rage, convincing them to go "towards the light."
Anecdotal reports from human users suggest that 5-APDB produces mild empathy but with relatively little euphoria and is accompanied by sedation.
By then she has come to develop a strong sense of empathy and respect towards Godzilla and began advocating methods of sequestering the kaiju that do not include killing him.
Dr. Chopra asserts that great leaders listen well, have empathy, dream big, are resilient, have a sense of purpose, possess humility and humor, and have integrity and great people skills.
Ebert described Mo'Nique's performance as being "frighteningly convincing" and felt that "the film is a tribute to Sidibe's ability to engage our empathy" because she "completely creates the Precious character."
Emotionality is a measure of kin altruism, that is, the tendency to show empathy and attachment to one’s kin.
Ever since he witnesses Weiyun hurt by love, his empathy towards her turns into love.
Goldberg's empathy and the uniqueness of the subjects emerge in his works, "forming a context within which the viewer may integrate the unthinkable into the concept of self.
Hanks wrote: "What it did add to the mix, that James Stewart never achieved, was to give the viewer an authentic frisson of empathy: there was a point towards the end - during an encounter with Elliot's miraculously resurrected, motor-neurone-disease-afflicted yet remarkably soignee and articulate wife - when I began to see never having been born as preferable, sometimes, to prime-time TV."
He describes the 'feminine genius' as including empathy, interpersonal relations, emotive capacity, subjectivity, communication, intuition and personalization.
Her empathy allows her to communicate with many animals, including the Ohmu, an intelligent race of giant insects who are guardians of the Sea of Corruption or Toxic Jungle, feared by most other humans.
However, his lack of field experience was more than compensated for by his encyclopedic knowledge of Indic literature and his profound empathy for the religious culture of Asia.
In regards to empathy, they show relative strength in reading peoples' eyes to gauge intentions, emotions, and mental states.
In the scientific debate in mind reading, Theory Theory is often contrasted with simulation theory, an alternative theory which suggests simulation or cognitive empathy is integral to our understanding of others.
Individuals affected by Williams syndrome typically have high empathy, and are rarely observed displaying aggression.
It comments on the brutality of mutilation and the reaction of our protagonist when he discovers he has no pity or empathy, just bitter resentment for his own loss.
It is speculated that the conversation between the two men may have saved Katsina's life as Nzeogwu's familiarity with Katsina's family may have led him to exclude Katsina from the coup out of empathy.
Matushka Olga was known for her empathy and caring for those who had suffered abuse of all kinds, especially sexual abuse.
Max II seems convinced that the original Max is self-confident, but speaks with empathy when observing her.
Mosse charmed his students by mingling critical skepticism with humor, irony, and empathy; but they also admired the way he applied his historical knowledge to contemporary issues, attempting to be fair to opposing views while remaining true to his own principles.
Narcissists inflate their self-image, focus on themselves often at the expense of others and therefore lack empathy.
Natalie is touched, both by Adrian giving credit to his brother's observations, and showing a new empathy with the other Earthers.
Opaque Kuhnian paradigms and paradigm shifts do exist. A few years after the discovery of the mirror-neurons that provide a hard-wired basis for the human capacity for empathy, the scientists involved were unable to identify the incidents that had directed their attention to the issue.
Out of empathy Nadia gives emotional support to help him remain optimistic and motivated, saying she saved his life and that humanity was meant to survive.
Puckey's fluency and empathy in te reo Māori helped him establish effective relationships and understandings with Māori in Northland.
Read's works, covering a period of seven decades, not only describe a unique life starting from the adoption of the young boy by the magnificent Maasai tribe whose influence never ceased through his adolescence and manhood; it is also an ethnographic document of a native African group, who rely on oral tradition and whose knowledge and history is, by the accuracy and the empathy which characterise Read's novels, preserved from amnesia.
She has an unusual gift for communicating with the giant insects, and is noted for her empathy toward animals, humans, and other beings.
She occasionally attends charity functions as a way of boosting her public image, but really has no empathy for any of the people she's supposed to be supporting (in "A Fishful of Dollars" she describes one such gathering as "some charity BS for knocked up teenage sluts").
Some have found narcissism and empathy as predictors for ORI in people.
The protagonist is a young adult named Antoine who grows miserable due to the tragic empathy that his profound intelligence causes him to feel, despite his universal intellectual curiosity.
The residents are shown having various reactions, as some complain about the absurdity of April's mistake, while Cristina shows empathy for her former enemy.
The study did find empathy may no inhibit ORI.
The three again escape Burke's agents, in part due to Sara's incredibly strong empathy, telepathy clairvoyant, and telekinetic abilities.
They mostly deal with VICTIMS as heroes, and they use and manipulate them in order to activate the viewer’s empathy.
This can be achieved by using second-person pronouns throughout the text and it shows that the writer has empathy towards the reader.
With the awareness of the primal split, a space is created in which the symbol, the symbolized, and the experiencing subject coexist. History, subjectivity, interiority, and empathy all become possible.
With these two factors, it was though narcissism would be negatively related to empathy and empathy would be negative related to judgments of acceptability of ORI behaviors.

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