To many, the terms empathy and sympathy are synonyms for one another. They both loosely describe providing some level of support or understanding to someone in need.
But the truth is they couldn’t be more different from one another. This simple and short animated video articulates the difference between the two of them perfectly, giving us all the tools to provide the best level of genuine support to those in need.
After watching the video, reflect on which you tend to provide and see if you can make any changes to be even more supportive.
The video is narrated by Dr. Brené Brown.