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The experience of living with very high empathy

Leonard, S (2019). The experience of living with very high empathy. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)


This portfolio focuses on empathy. The empirical study is entitled ‘The experience of Living with Very High Empathy’ and examines the subjective experiences of eight women, from the ages of 25 to 68; what High Empathy (HE) means to them, how it is defined and has manifested in their lives, its impact and management. Contrary to the existing literature, the study finds that HE is not simply a pro-social manifestation of normal sex differences, but a complex phenomenon, which needs management and conscious harnessing and protecting if it is to manifest as skill, both professionally and personally.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Doctoral Theses
Doctoral Theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Theses
School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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