How Empathy Fails Us: In-group/Out-group Negativity & Emotional Burn-Out

The Negative effect of Empathy: Impaired decision making, emotional burn-out, and us vs. them

Empathy is generally regarded as a valuable skill in managing and nurturing social and professional relationships. It’s central to helping others and improving social dynamics. However, there is a point where empathy has negative effects. Too much empathy can be harmful, even bad. It might encourage fixating on other people’s problems, it can prime your …

Read moreHow Empathy Fails Us: In-group/Out-group Negativity & Emotional Burn-Out