Difference between apathetic and empathic
- showing little or no emotion or animation
- marked by a lack of interest
Today's young people are said to be the most apathetic generation ever.
Certainly, this apathetic behaviour can be explained in part by disappointment with a government that many feel has not lived up to its rousing promises of four years ago.
Apathetic patients become unmotivated and uninterested in their surroundings.
- showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states
Their relationship is both telepathic and empathic, and the music they make similarly intuitive.
Indeed, brain research shows that boys are actually more empathic, expressive, and emotive at birth than girls.
It is also possible to experience empathic overarousal because one is emotionally so overwhelmed by one's empathic feelings that one is unable to be concerned with the suffering of the other (Hoffman