The Fear of Giving and Receiving Compassion

  • You feel you have much in common, even when you are markedly different
  • You feel gratitude when others show compassion to you during hardship
  • You act when someone else is suffering
  • Showing compassion promotes social connection and interaction. Social connection helps you to adapt to human functioning and increases your empathy and well-being.
  • Compassion toward others is shown to increase your happiness
  • Showing compassionate love to someone else is shown to you surviving longer and being happier
  • You will feel more satisfied with your life and feel less distressed
  • Anxiety is decreased in people who show compassion for others
  • You will form longer-lasting and more content relationships by showing others compassion



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