Four Types of Empathy (2019) | Cognitive Personality Theory




  • So in light of your video of INTJ vs INFJ and then this one here:

    Is another name for relational empathy cognitive empathy?

    Also, given that it appears as if INFJs are tapping into relational empathy (fi critic and Ti) and mirror empathy (fe and Ti) do you still feel as if INTJs are more empathetic than INFJs. If so how?

    Also you highlight how cognitive functions at work give birth to different experiences of empathy but is this the only way to tap into empathy? in other words, if you don't utilize these cognitive functions is it impossible for you to feel their respective types of empathy?

    Also how does Te help with empathy or is it only used for cerebral relation?

    Also, we know that we can be empathetic with someone and not exercise compassion. Meaning not be compassionate with our empathy or even use empathy to know how to make someone suffer more. Is their cognitive function that would represent compassion or is that separate from cognitive functions?

    Also how do you think si and ni act to strengthen or weaken ones tapping into empathy?

  • I remember two years ago when my sister had her baby girl. I'll never forget when I walked into that hospital room and she was in labor pains. She's the silent sufferer type, at least verbally, but her face told the whole story. I kid you not, I just about fainted on her.😫 I had to step outside for awhile. She planned on trying to have a natural childbirth. I was all for it! Lol-You know what I did? I kept telling her it's ok, just get the epidural. PLEASE just get an epidural! 😂
    I couldn't take it! I didn't understand why I reacted that way.
    I already had my kids so this wasn't new to me.
    I guess that might be an example of mirror empathy.

    Thanks for the video, Harry! I finally have your book on my Kindle and in the middle of reading it. Good stuff!
    Have a wonderful weekend! 😊

  • Very interesting video. I personally find myself doing all 4, although I probably end up switching into the safety of cerebral relation slightly more often than the other 3.

  • I think I use predominantly mirror empathy which is very 'in the moment' and dependent on the strong emotions of those I'm with but then when I'm outside of the emotional substrate and alone I'm more cerebral about it and able to rationalize it in order to find solutions to attempt to help the person avoid whatever it was that caused the problem in the first place.

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