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"Compassion: Empathy’s emotional component.  Empathy also has an affective component, in that an individual often feels compassion for another and becomes motivated to understand that person in a new way (Galinksy & Moskowitz, 2000)." (EVERHART + 2016)

What's the Difference Between Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion?
By Sara Schairer
"While these words are close cousins, they are not synonymous with one another.
  •  Empathy means that you feel what a person is feeling. 
  • Sympathy means you can understand what the person is feeling. 
  • Compassion is the willingness to relieve the suffering of another.
Let’s unpack this more."