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Is There A Downside To Empathy?

Is There A Downside To Empathy? | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it

By Adam Hoffman

Empathy can be painful.

Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research.

When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.


Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study...


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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:43 PM

Pairing empathy with compassion helps us cope with difficult emotions. 

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New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions

New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions | Resilient Relationships | Scoop.it
Most people are aware that men are from Mars and Women from Venus, metaphorically speaking, thanks to Dr. John Gray. When we put the genders together we sometimes end up with miscommunication, hurt...

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:20 AM

Women feel more satisfaction in a relationship when men express negative feeling...according to new research.