path-, patho-, -path-, -pathia, -pathic, -pathology, -pathetic, -pathize, -pathy
(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception; suffering, disease, or disorder; a system of treating diseases)
In medicine, some of these elements usually mean "someone who suffers from a disease of, or one who treats a disease"; so, they should not be confused with the words that mean "feeling" which are also shown on these pages even though both meanings come from the same Greek element.
Obviously egopathy was rampant at Ted's job because a supervisor was firing people for no good reason or justification.
2. The study of pathological conditions with the aid of an electric current used in measuring physical responses.
2. The treatment of illness with electricity.
2. Someone who has an imaginative response to an object; such as, a natural object or a work of art; or who shows feelings or attitudes which are present in oneself.
2. Etymology: from Greek empátheia, "passion"; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling".
Empathy was apparently borrowed in 1904 from Greek empátheia, "passion"; ; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling". It was a translation of the German Einfühlung (ein; in + Fühlung, feeling), a word which was introduced in 1903 by the German philosopher and psychologist, Theodore Lipps, who originated the theory of aesthetic empathy, "the art of appreciation depends on the viewer's ability to project his personality into the object".
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True empathy is when another person strikes it rich and you feel as if it’s money in YOUR pocket.
2. A disease of the brain; especially, one involving alterations of brain structure.
3. A reference to the involvement of large parts of the brain (or the whole organ), instead of identifiable changes confined just to parts of the brain.
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