Empathetic… am I?

Great news,
I just received my ‘Empathetic’ badge :innocent: (among ten!? other members).
Where I always thought that :

  1. The word in english would be ‘empathic’
  2. There would be more people in this forum with this badge (as I find you all very ‘empathetic’ :face_with_hand_over_mouth: :hugs:

Well, for whatever good it does at least I learned a new english word (although it seems both are allowed :grin: Must be just the fancy UK version then :joy:


Wooooo congrats! Through we didn’t need the badge to know you’re one of the kindest and most empathetic people on the community :heart_eyes:

I got curious about the empathic vs empathetic thing so I searched around and found this:

The words empathetic and empathic mean the same thing. Empathic is the older word, but not by much—it was first used in 1909, while the first recorded of use of empathetic is from 1932. Both words are derived from empathy , and you can use them interchangeably. ( Empathetic vs. Sympathetic vs. Empathic | Grammarly)

So, Today I Learned a new thing :stuck_out_tongue: (through I always learn new things on the forum every day - just this time is an English thing instead of graphics thing :rofl: )

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well deserved! enjoy