Cognitive and emotional empathy

Having asd or asd traits may well mean one lacks cognitive empathy but it doesn’t mean a lack of emotional empathy.
I have difficulty putting myself in another person’s shoes,not with empathising if their toes have been trodden on.

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Empathy is an emotion, so I honestly don’t know what ‘cognitive empathy’ is. Can you give me an example of cognitive empathy?

Edit: Cognitive empathy is the analysis of another person’s situation. This is what a therapist does. I wouldn’t call it empathy, but perspective taking or perspective analysis.

I think it would depend on how you define ‘empathy’.

i think i know what you mean
understanding vs feeling

but you dont really need to have cognitive empathy you just need to hug person who is hurt
thats a note to myself

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