Empathy is more important than sympathy. How to increase human empathy with others?
Scientists all over the world have long intended to understand the basics of empathy. So scientifically called the ability of a person to empathize with other people. After all, the way people behave in relation to other neighbors and distant ones plays a crucial role in the life of the whole society.
Some experts rightly believe that the use and increase of empathy can seriously help significantly improve the lives of individuals and society as a whole.
This simple, but so important and valuable human feeling gives great hopes in the fight against many negative phenomena, including such as racism and sexism. Of course, this will help everyone to understand many more people of other types and just different from them, who grew up in a different cultural environment …
Most of the research on this topic takes place in the field of neuroscience since scientists need to discover the complex mechanism of interaction of neural networks, which just allow you to perceive the emotions of others and accordingly respond to them.
Empathy and faith are in the genome
However, the recent new work of scientists from reputable research centers – the University of Cambridge and the University of Paris named Didro – confirms that in the presence of empathy, our genes play a crucial role.
Scientists have found that about 10% of differences in empathy are related to genetics. They conducted an association study in the genome or GWAS, conducted a survey known as the empathy factor.
By the way, it was previously discovered that even faith in God was originally embedded in the human genome. But many of our contemporaries, unfortunately, this site is damaged to varying degrees.
This fully confirms the nature of sin, as the Bible testifies, and the Holy Fathers wrote from antiquity.
Women are more sensitive, but this is not genetics, but hormones
But back to the current topic of research. Thanks to them, more empathic people have found certain genes.
The study also confirmed that women are more sensitive than men, although this difference is not genetic. This may be due to the socialization of different sexes or other biological factors, such as hormones.
A third important conclusion was that genetic variants associated with low empathy are at a higher risk of autism, in which people experience difficulties in social interaction.
So, genetics plays a role in our ability to empathize, but there are other factors that affect both the biological and the environment, and therefore affect changes in empathy in people.
Already these conclusions confirm the need to properly understand this issue. Research is ongoing.