The happier you are, the less able you are to empathise with others, but you think you are empathising with them. Clear as mud? Your life is going great, and you’re positive and upbeat, and are anxious to be mindful of others, but somehow your own happiness puts blinders on.
New research from Yale graduate student, Hillary Devlin, indicates that your happiness doesn’t help you evaluate others’ emotions. Devlin found that people who rated themselves the happiest had the most trouble evaluating a monologue about the death of a parent, even though they believed that their ability to empathise was above average.
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