June 2021

Sympathy and Empathy have been debated for years.

Sympathy is when we feel sorry for someone – we don’t really understand their situation, and we rather pity them.  While we experience this feeling of pity, judgement is often a natural by-product – and judgement is a form of disrespect.

When we empathise with others, we can understand their situation and perhaps have had a similar experience in the past. 

This makes us able to be sensitive to others and let them know that we see their choices, actions and decisions from their perspective – and most importantly, without judgement and with respect.

When you are on the receiving side – would you want Empathy or Sympathy?

Show the world what you would want.

Coach Caroline