9 Best Articles on Empathy
The most useful articles and videos on empathy from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Empathy Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on empathy by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Empathic friends can provide the right kind of peer pressure
- Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion
- Overcome the Fear of Change
- Why I’m against empathy
- Empathy's Paradox
Watch a video to get a quick overview.
Overcome the Fear of Change
Do your people fear change, or do they fear SUDDEN change? Leading with empathy and patience are key components in helping others bridge that gap. + + +Simon...
Why I’m against empathy
This interview is an episode from The Well, our new publication about ideas that inspire a life well-lived, created with the John Templeton Foundation.Subscr...
Leading with empathy | Keith Yandell (DoorDash, Uber)
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Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on empathy—all under 10 minutes.
Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion
Empathy, sympathy, and compassion are three words that many use interchangeably. It’s a legitimate mistake, because these words can be confusing. While these words are near cousins, they are not…
«The Dalai Lama famously said in the book The Art of Happiness, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”»
Empathic friends can provide the right kind of peer pressure
Research on empathy development in adolescents suggests an under-appreciated potential for positive peer influence
«Positive peer relations in adolescence are associated with more satisfying romantic relationships and greater effectiveness at work later in life.»
Is Your Empathy Biased?
A new book argues that our perspectives are always limited, but we can understand other people better if we learn to use empathy wisely.
«As I try to point out in the book, you can’t just take somebody’s perspective and stay there. You have to sit with your own impression of the situation and see how you can make it fit together.»
Empathy's beginnings in psychotherapy and its connection to mindfulness.
Turn Empathy Into Compassion Without the Empathic Distress
Research shows ways to avoid empathy's pitfalls while remaining altruistic.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on empathy.
I thought all anti-vaxxers were idiots. Then I married one.
I spent years trying to convince my wife to get her daughter vaccinated. What I learned is that we can't argue people out of their fears, and only empathy will end anti-vax hysteria.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Empathy, including:
Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.
Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.
Nielsen Norman Group
User advocates offering evidence-based user experience (UX) research, training, consulting. Jakob Nielsen, Don Norman, Tog, and colleagues.
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