Patsy Jewett 1 Question 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 22 Points View Profile 2 Patsy Jewett Asked: February 22, 20212021-02-22T16:48:37+01:00 2021-02-22T16:48:37+01:00In: Analytics Do you have to be empathetic before you can study psychology? 2 Is the ability of being able to show empathy an important criterion to studying psychology? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Lenny Corona 1 Question 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 26 Points View Profile Lenny Corona 2021-02-24T11:16:28+01:00Added an answer on February 24, 2021 at 11:16 am As my co as that is not the major criterion for studying psychology, times will come when you will need the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes. You have to understand where they are coming from and how you can help them. I personally am what you call an empath. This means I internalize people’s emotions, which is unhealthy for me. It actually hurts me to my soul. Unfortunately, this also makes me unable to work in my field of study as a result. I have to limit how much I share or discuss with friends so that I don’t get too involved with my internal need to make things better for everyone! 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Velda Atchison 1 Question 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 26 Points View Profile Velda Atchison 2021-02-24T11:16:35+01:00Added an answer on February 24, 2021 at 11:16 am If you feel passionate about studying psychology, I see no reason why you shouldn’t study it and I would suggest you go ahead. In the meantime, if you feel you do not know how to show empathy , you can start to work on your empathy level. It can be increased. Try to help others without motives and you will see that you will become kinder and kinder. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.