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Being tuned in to the needs and feelings of another person
Louise Belcher on empathy: "What is this feeling I'm feeling right now? It's like I'm sad, for another person. Is that a thing?"
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by American Patriot 2020 November 17, 2018
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Commonly used in text messages or social media as a short form for Very Sound Advice.
Mate 1: Hey, I'd be careful risking all that money on one bet. Only risk what you can afford to lose.
Mate 2: Thanks. VSA
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1. The ability to identify with and understand somebody else's feelings or difficulties.

2. The transfer of somebody's own feelings and emotions to an object such as a painting.

1. Just someone who is very understanding or an empath.
2. Someone who puts his feelings in art.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
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The ability to feel what another being feels; something that's sorely lacking in modern life.
Teenagers seem to think lacking empathy makes them "cool."
by Webb Davis October 31, 2010
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Or Empathetic Understanding, is the ability to intuit the emotional experiencing of another because one has, at one point or another, experienced the same thing oneself.

Sympathy is thinking about someone, but empathy is actually "Knowing" the emotion the person is experiencing, or going through.... having gone though the same emotion oneself.
When I see a fat child, being made fun of, I "know" how he or she is feeling, because I felt the exact same emotion when I was young - my "knowing" is empathy.

When I see a parent pulling a little child who's legs are exhausted, and the child is crying with pain, I "know" what that child is experiencing. I experience empathy for that child.
by Docjp August 05, 2011
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The ability to recognize, comprehend, appreciate the feelings of others. In other words, it`s the ability to "read" emotionally people`s minds.
The reason why people like you it`s because you really show empathy when listening to them.
by Savior_Crow October 08, 2010
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