Top 10 Empathy Books of 2016

 

Empathy books are some of the best books to read, which bring about a positive change in one’s life, both professional and personal. Often the top books of their year, books on empathy are book recommendations for both adults and children. Magazines regularly include empathy books among the top 10 books of all time. A large number of the best books of 2016 are on empathy. Many books were even among the best books of all time.

 

No Difference Between Us: Teach Children Gender Equality, Respect, Choice, Self-Esteem, Empathy, Tolerance, and Acceptance

This book is about Jess and Ben who are a pair of twin brother and sister and how there is no difference in the way they are treated. The book inculcates gender equality and teaches children how to respect relationships.

Read it For:
Cheerful illustrations and a simple but effective narrative, helping children understand that there is no fundamental difference between us.
Don't Read it For:
Some parts of the book will need to be explained to children.
What makes this book stand out?:
The open ended questions and in-depth discussion questions providing children with an opportunity to talk about their own experiences.

Against Empathy

A book that reveals empathy to be one of human’s most dangerous emotions. The author backs up his theory with scientific investigation by one of the world’s leading psychologists.

Read it For:
The various experiments, case studies and arguments by which the author reveals that empathy is the problem and not the solution to our problems.
Don't Read it For:
Controversial views which many people will not agree with.
What makes this book stand out?:
Brilliant arguments, urgent and humane and which urge readers to depend more on compassion and reason, rather than empathy.

Empath: A detailed guide for Empaths and Non-Empaths on everything related to Empath life & Empathy

This is a highly detailed guide about the world of empaths and empathy in general. It will help people identify if they meet the criteria of being an empath and how they can preserve and chanel that energy positively.

Read it For:
The wide variety of topics covered by the book which includes the basic personality characteristics of an empath, their strengths and weaknesses, and how an emapth can organize their energy.
Don't Read it For:
Poorly written, too simplistic and redundant.
What makes this book stand out?:
The useful information provided in the book will help empaths identify themselves as one and navigate through life.

Marketing with Strategic Empathy: Inspiring Strategy with Deeper Consumer Insight

This book offers a practical guide on how to develop and implement a systematic process of strategic empathy to lead to greater effectiveness and day-to-day success.

Read it For:
Every manager, strategist and employee needs to read this book to learn to develop deep consumer insight and empathy, which will form a basis for flexible strategy formation.
Don't Read it For:
It does not provide information on how small businesses can apply these ideas to their module.
What makes this book stand out?:
the author has herself applies these in many successful projects over the years. She offers detailed templates, clear guidelines and backs up her theories with well-explained research.
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Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection and Inspiration

This is an anthology of poignant stories about empathy shown by people during incredibly difficult and tough situations.

Read it For:
The stories about conversations highlighting the use of empathy, which changed someone’s day for the better.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the stories are drag and are unnecessarily elaborate.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is a feel good book, which helps readers understand the huge difference a dash of empathy can make in edgy situations.

Foodways and Empathy: Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea

This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea and uncovers the intangible union of local notions of relatedness, foodways, and empathy.

Read it For:
The discussion of their values which have been passed down through myths, thereby showing a new perspective to the conventional anthropological themes of food production, sharing, and exchange.
Don't Read it For:
Dense with information, it might take readers some time to comprehend this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book presents a different case to the debates surrounding relatedness and empathy.

The Empathy Chronicles: Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, Weep with Those Who Weep, and Suffer with Those Who Suffer Paperback

A book in which readers will find thoughts and ideas that are above all walks of life and which will lead them to examine more deeply their commitment to God and to one another.

Read it For:
The teachings of this encompass all the places where we live and interact.
Don't Read it For:
The book has a slow start
What makes this book stand out?:
This book promises to touch the soul by its touching words and will inspire readers to live better lives.

Empathy in Health Professions Education and Patient Care Hardcover

The book makes the statement that empathy is healing to both, those who receive it and those who provide it.

Read it For:
A magnum opus to students and professionals across healthcare facilities which will enhance the way they teach, conceptualize and provide empathy.
Don't Read it For:
The book focuses only on healthcare education
What makes this book stand out?:
The rigorous scientific research that has gone into making this book a conceptually vivid comprehensive statement.

The Affliction of Evolution: Challenge My Empathy Paperback

Helping people understand that they are important and valued in this world is a major aim of this book.

Read it For:
to gain answers to commonly asked questions like “why was I born” and “why me?”
Don't Read it For:
The book tends to get confusing at time, and sentences often stop midway.
What makes this book stand out?:
the helping hand that the books offer people who are in the middle of an existential crisis.

The Gift of Active Empathy: Scheler, Bakhtin, and Dostoevsky

This pioneering study brings the early writings of Mikhail Bakhtin into conversation with Max Scheler and Fyodor Dostoevsky to explore the question of what makes emotional co-experiencing ethically and spiritually productive.

Read it For:
the author explores the obstacles to empathy in Dostoevsky's fictional world.
Don't Read it For:
Concentrating on Russian authors, this book might not appeal to a larger audience.
What makes this book stand out?:
The brilliant comparative study made by the book, between the three writers

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