Empath

Empath

Empathy is the capacity to recognize feelings that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being. Someone may need to have a certain amount of empathy before they are able to feel compassion. The English word was coined in 1909 by Edward B. Titchener as an attempt to translate the German word "Einfühlungsvermögen", a new phenomenon explored at the end of 19th century mainly by Theodor Lipps. It was later re-translated into the German language (Germanized) as "Empathie", and is still in use there.

Read more about Empath:  Etymology, Theorists and Definition, Contrast With Other Phenomena, Development, Neurological Basis, Practical Issues, Ethical Issues, Measurement, Gender Differences

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Empath - Gender Differences
... Both males and females with Autistic Spectrum Disorders usually score higher on the SQ (Baron-Cohen, 2003) ... However, a series of recent studies, using a variety of neurophysiological measures, including MEG, spinal reflex excitability, and electroencephalography have documented the presence of a gender difference in the human mirror neuron system, with female participants exhibiting stronger motor resonance than male participants ...