We have always heard the term “empathy” from people around us, but do we truly understand what empathy is?

Empathy is an essential skill for us humans as we are social beings. It is a part of our emotional intelligence, and helps us to better understand how others are feeling so that we can respond to various situations appropriately.

To understand empathy, we have to take a closer look at what the Spectrum of Empathy is. The Spectrum of Empathy consists of four similar but differing qualities that includes empathy, pity, sympathy, and compassion.
Differentiating among these qualities are important as it can bring about not only confusion, but different reactions in different individuals. Mistaking these different qualities can lead to dire outcomes.

Join us in this webinar to learn about the differences between the four qualities, the science behind empathy, as well as the application of empathy in different settings.

This session is part of the annual Happiness Conference, organised by Happiness Initiative supported by National Youth Council.


Date: 06 December 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 3.30pm to 5pm
Facilitator: Mr Yap Weiren, Mr Tan Wei Jie, Ms Vivien Lai
Venue: Zoom! (A link will be provided to you upon sign-up confirmation)
Fees: FREE!