Rerun 006. The paradox of Empathy and Psychopathy

Is self-care selfish? Can taking advantage of one’s empathic nature lead them towards developing antipathy, apathy and then perhaps psychopathy?

Modern Mystic Mother

19.DEC.2018@04:05AM – Publishing this drafty post.

This here is one of the very first posts I had written on WordPress. (the 6th post actually, now that I’ve gone back and counted, lol. ). I was reading a post Benebell Wen wrote about the paradoxical quandary of the empath and their empathy, the post I am referring to in question was late in 2017 maybe.


…all the way back in 16th August 2018

My partner and I had a discussion not too long ago about defining the difference between an empath and the feeling of empathy. Somewhere along the line it then morphed into the delineation between empathy and psychopathy.

Because the argument is not necessarily about ones empathic abilities but rather the sense of responsibility one places on themselves in relation to acting on behalf of their empathy.

Let me present to you Empathy and her shadow, Psychopathy. An infuriatingly inadequate exposition, limited by my terrible…

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