Relationships

The Trouble with Empathy

The Trouble with Empathy

Empathy can be defined as the ability to understand or share the feelings of another person, without those feelings being explicitly made known. Empathic people often find themselves in caretaker roles in their families, helper roles in their professions, and fixer roles in their relationships.

What’s the trouble with being a caretaker or a helper or a fixer? Aren’t those good things to be?