empathize

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empathize

verb be compassionate, be in tune, be sorry for, be understanding, comfort, commiserate, express sympathy, feel for, grieve for, have pity for, identify with, pity, project, react, relate to, respond, share grief, share sorrow, show solace, show tenderness, soothe, sympathize, understand
See also: sympathize
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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.
Questionnaire data appear to confirm that people with autism are weak empathizers but strong systemizers (Baron-Cohen, Richler, Bisarya, Gurunathan, & Wheelwright, 2004).
The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers.
They have friends, supporters, and empathizers all around the world.
Empathizers identify with another person's emotions, whereas systemizers are driven to understand the underlying rules that govern behavior in nature and society.
In the first study, buyers were given no instructions about negotiating tactics, but a week after their negotiation, they completed personality inventories to determine whether they were perspective-takers (who used their heads to figure out their seller's viewpoint) or empathizers (who connected emotionally).
And now we're progressing yet again--to a society of creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers.