Cartoon animals explain the difference between empathy and sympathy
In this entertaining animated video, Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor, explains the difference between sympathy and empathy and how to best alleviate someone’s suffering.
Dr. Brown is the best-selling author of "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead" which was published in 2013. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
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