Empathy vs Sympathy


2016-03-16 17.24.00

I stumbled across a RSA talk by Dr. Brené Brown from 2013, The Power of Vulnerability (full version). The short version below hits the nail on the head, and I love the animation!  Dr Brown explains how we should try to aim for more empathy instead of sympathy, watch the video to understand why (It’s a funny, witty and insightful 3 minutes):


This is the original drawing, later with the ‘pop art effect’ (photo editor Samsung 6) and me wondering which drawing to use..


I wanted to create a poster to remind myself of this genius insight:

empathy 3 copy

empathy vs sympathy 1

Thanks for checking out my work,




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