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Practically anybody can improve their empathy, just as we can improve our ability to ride a bike or drive a vehicle.

Is there anything you can do to increase your level of empathy? The good news is that practically anybody can improve their empathy, just as we can improve our ability to ride a bike or drive a vehicle. Empathy is a frequently used but misunderstood notion. It is often misunderstood in connection with similar notions like sympathy, identification, pity, and self-transposition. Empathy is a feature that most individuals possess – and yet the current environment makes it all too easy to lose sight of others' emotions. While empathy comes more naturally to some people, it is possible to develop it even if you are not inherently empathic. Empathy seems to come easily to the majority of children. Others may be completely capable of comprehending another's feelings yet select an unsuitable response, such as being violent.

How can empathy be taught?

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