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Compassion vs. Compersion — What's the Difference?

Compassion vs. Compersion — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Compassion and Compersion

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Compassion

Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. Compassion is often regarded as having sensitivity, which is an emotional aspect to suffering.
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Compersion

Vicarious joy associated with seeing one's partner have a joyful romantic or sexual relation with another.
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Compassion

Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others
The victims should be treated with compassion
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Compassion

Deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.
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Compassion

Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it.
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Compassion

(obsolete) To pity.
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Compassion

Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
Womanly ingenuity set to work by womanly compassion.
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Compassion

To pity.
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Compassion

A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
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Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
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