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    Sympathy and empathy in a human being?

    The defination is not so clear for us but one link to the beginning of this issue:

    http://vspages.com/empathy-vs-sympathy-2298/

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    I was just now thinking do men lack of sympathy and empathy because it is not natural in their behavior? Or if you show sympathy and empathy does it look too soft for a manly image or a role model? Is it easier to ingorant?

    But in other way some women not want to show easily they do care and want to walk by side.

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    I believe that all human beings are born with the equal ability to access all the various emotions.
    Well, the one exception are certain type of major mental health problems like 'psychopathy', that one might be 'born with', which is far rarer than the movies and tv shows would make us think, btw.
    Otherwise, its usually a combination of personal experience and the the social rules/expectations that we grow up with that teach us which emotions we are 'allowed' to show, hide or deny.

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    I prefer a woman that doesn't lack it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I prefer a woman that doesn't lack it.
    Yes this world may be a more unsafe and cruel place if you do not own any sympathy or empathy. But somehow there are so so much bad and evil things happening , do you get used to it and loose them?

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    Sympathy and empathy are universal. That is, they can be felt by humans irrespective of gender. Sometimes, it is even spontaneous and involuntary. These are not gendered feelings. In other words, they are not "essentially" feminine. Empathy and sympathy, when consciously practiced, make us better, well-rounded people. So, if men are empathetic and sympathetic, it only means they are trying to be better human beings. Calling an empathetic/sympathetic male "feminine" is distasteful and futile. That's because most people use "feminine" and "effeminate" as insults. That's really sad, and offensive to women.

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