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adjective as in understanding

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It’s more of an empathic feeling that can nurture a different way of thinking — especially in a theater, when you have 300 people of all different ideologies, sharing an empathic moment.

If scientists can home in on the neurochemicals that foster empathic processes, Panksepp says, they may be able to design drugs to treat conditions, such as psychopathy or social personality disorders, that cause empathy to go awry.

For those that go empathic, using platitudes like “we’re here for you” without a charitable element could lead to backlash.

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What students do need to understand is that most people are in fact quite empathic.

The writing is, at turns, poignant, lively, empathic, and full of wit.

I think there has to be an empathic strike between the reader and the protagonist.

But the desire to nurture is born from blinding selfishness and little or no empathic capacity.

That's right—Assange turns out to be an empathic and talented listener, at least when he's hosting a TV show.

It is an empathic style that earned Blume the devotion of Generation X just as those kids came of age and began craving a guide.

In the empathic paradigm, the subjectivity of the other is "assumed to be as whole and valid as that of the caregiver" (p. 68).

Gadow's contrasting paradigms, empathic and philanthropic, are relevant to this understanding.

But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathic sense.

And the mountain in question, seen from one double its height, will suggest the empathic activity of spreading itself out.

Had a virtually complete case of empathic paralysis when he came to us.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to empathic, such as: compassionate, empathetic, feeling, sensitive, and sympathetic.

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