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Oct 25, 2016
The Empathy Filter
The Empathy Personality Spectrum Filter is likely among the most misunderstood Filters that we possess. What exactly is "Empathy" in the first place? Actually, our general understanding of that is varied and broad. Which is to say that often, while people may discuss empathy with each other, they actually are discussing different things and may not even be aware of it. How ironic is that?

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For the purposes of this chapter, ConserveLiberty defines "Empathy" as the ability to understand what another is thinking and perceiving from that other's own perspective.

Note how this is different from a more common understanding of Empathy. Generally, many consider empathy as "understanding what another is thinking and feeling as if we were in that person's situation."

Not only is that substantially different from ConserveLiberty's definition, it is also much easier to imagine. It is also extraordinarily likely to give an incorrect understanding of another's thinking and perspective.

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Entries posted in the past 2 months:

Posted Title Section Topic Area Note

Oct 25, 2016The Empathy Filterfilter thought blogPerception / responseFrom The Other's own perspective
Oct 11, 2016Bullshit, and the Truth About European Conquestthought blogObservationGetting closer to the truth
Oct 7, 2016The Bullshit Detection Filterfilter thought blogPerception / responseCould it really be true?
Sep 21, 2016In Plain Sightfilter thought blogPerception / responseHow learned decisions impact our ability to re-examine assumptions