The whole point of compassion is for empathizers
to feel better when awareness of another's suffering provokes unease, but this ultimate purpose does not guarantee that empathizees will fare better.
But she would also no doubt concede that such action is dependent on the good intentions of the empathizer
A shared experience of misery is the core of Tess's empathic engagement, and it suggests both her profound ability to step outside her own perspective and the more distressing idea that, as the prime empathizer
, Tess will absorb and reflect more suffering than one person can endure, just as the barren terrain of Flintcomb-Ash points to a land pushed past its endurance and now further pillaged by mechanized change.
Questionnaire data appear to confirm that people with autism are weak empathizers
but strong systemizers (Baron-Cohen, Richler, Bisarya, Gurunathan, & Wheelwright, 2004).
When the subject positions of empathizer
and object of empathetic identification are removed from the suspect arrangement that privileges white western responses to subaltern suffering, the apparent condescension of empathy can be transformed by its strategic use.
He shows us Biberman as a chronic empathizer
, someone who's always draping his big hands reassuringly over anyone he talks to.
In person-centered terms, Boy and Pine argued that cross-class issues are dealt with most effectively through use of empathy, an understanding of another's view of the world with "biases and views of the empathizer
Instead of reveling in the power of gizmos to transform the world, as he is wont to do, Gates, apparently a born-again empathizer
, told the crowd that basic health care and literacy programs, not computers, are the most important ways to help the world's poorest people.
He takes his role as empathizer
seriously; when his mother and Anne Long die he must re-create this role in the account book.
This was a candidate with almost perfect pitch; his great and unusual political strength was as a listener and an empathizer
, which is why he is still so skilled at mediation.
The author examines the parallel and multiple conceptions of the self in clinical work from psychoanalytic to interpersonal to existential points of view and the inherent dilemma for the empathizer
of divided states of consciousness.
In empathy, the empathizer
"reaches out" for the other person.