Empathy is about connecting to underlying feelings.

It is not about pity or taking on someone’s problems. It’s about respecting perspective rather than pretending to be able to see through their eyes; being nonjudgmental; communicating understanding of their feelings; and mindfulness about one’s experience in empathy. Creating this connection can help obviate the downsides of not getting this right because it’s also the tool best suited for course-correcting. Barriers to empathy 4B6C5E1. Connection is a primary reward 4B6C6B1.