Empathy

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Empathy is an Psyche skill in Disco Elysium. Understand others. Work your mirror neurons.

Cool for: Judges of Character, Interviewers, Interrogators

Empathy breaks into the soul of others and forces you to feel what’s inside. It enables you to notice social cues other may miss: perhaps a hidden sadness you could coax out a little more, a strange joy from someone who should be bereaved, or a hidden resentment that could return to harm you later.

At high levels, Empathy really puts you in other people’s shoes. You’ll cry for their sorrows, punch walls to relieve their angers, and be an even more unstable cop. With low Empathy, however, you’ll be an ungainly beast unable to talk to anyone without upsetting them.

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