Feeling cold just by watching someone else shiver. Physiological response to seeing another person who is cold.
A recent study showed that people's body temperature actually dropped when they saw images of an actor dipping their hand into ice cold water. They called it cold empathy.
by yes juanito yes January 17, 2015
Someone gives you cold empathy when they cradle your emotions, then give them to someone else to cradle, who then gives to someone else... etc. Until your emotions have been passed around like a bunch of Russian schoolgirls.
"I confided my most intimate feelings with my best friend, and he just threw them away and gave me cold empathy!"
by Dylan H. February 12, 2005