Empathy Gap

Empathy gap is a bias in which an individual may underestimate the power of their own drives and visceral urges. This also included an understanding of how power, attitudes, behaviors, and preferences influence them as opposed to having an attitude of concern and empathy for others. This is a major component of sociopathic/psychopathic behavior, but it also evident in daily life when people are unable or unwilling to try to understand or help when others are experiencing difficulties.

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