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The Dark Side of Empathy

And how to turn it back into a strength.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

I had always assumed everybody was more or less able to build a connection to what other people were feeling. The first incident in my life that made me wonder if my levels of empathy were appropriate was in the 12th grade.

My boyfriend at the time helped my dad carry a heavy cupboard down the stairs in my parents’ house. It…

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Julia Dahm

Julia Dahm

Positive Psychology Enthusiast | M.Sc. Psych. | Life Coach | Mental Health Advocate | Digital Nomad | juliadahm.de

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