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
. Again, McEwan's novel would appear to offer the ideal conditions within which such recognition might take place.
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.
Perhaps Clinton's skills as "empathizer
in chief" shone brightest during the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
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.
intuitively figures out how people are feeling and thus how to treat them with care and sensitivity.
One "I" does not substitute for the other through an appropriation that supplants it (as the commonplace expression "If I were in your place" suggests), nor is the "I" of the empathizer
utterly replaced by that of the other (through a self-surrender), but rather, they occupy the same experiential position in two different modalities.
Be an active listener, observer, empathizer
, verbal communicator, and leader.
"Lance is so congruent, he is so committed," says Tricia Secretan, his wife of 17 years and the Center's "Muse," "Moccasin Walker" (chief empathizer
), and senior vice president and co-owner.
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