What Everyday Situation Can Drain Your Empathy for Others?
Meg Selig / Psychology Today
If we stop doing this one thing, we can become kinder to others—and ourselves. Psychologists have long studied the issue of when we more likely to ignore the suffering of others and just walk on by and when we are likely to stop and help. Of course there are sociopaths and narcissists whose upbringing and genetics have contributed to a pathological lack of compassion for others. But the studies of helping behavior don’t focus on these outliers. Rather, they focus on ordinary people like you and me whose intentions are generally good.