When I’ve done emotional intelligence workshops, participants have asked me what the difference is between empathy and sympathy. It can be difficult to explain.
This week I had the opportunity to see another trainer preparing for a presentation. As he was working the technology, he was happy to see that his video clip was going to work. “I love this video,” he told me. “I’ve got a few minutes,” I said.
In under three minutes I now had my explanation for empathy vs. sympathy.