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I lack emotional empathy and guilt, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Empathy is one of: the glues that binds a relationship. Guilt often helps shape our decisions when it comes to acting in a way that is right or wrong.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes, empathy and: Guilt are important elements in developing ratio ships and healthy interactions in the world. Consider speaking with a therapist and working on sensitivity training.

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