“Feel Sorry For” vs. “Empathy”

Andrea Toole
The Startup
Published in
4 min readJan 2, 2020

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“You’re just saying that because you feel sorry for me.”

“You just [action] because you feel sorry for me.”

“She [did good thing] because she felt sorry for me.”

I’ve heard several variations of this phrase.

Today, I want to share what I think “feel sorry for” means and its close relationship to empathy, sympathy and pity, which share…

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Andrea Toole
The Startup

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