People who endured challenges are less compassionate: Study

ISLAMABAD – People who endured hardships and challenges were less compassionate and sympathetic towards others in the same situation.

These were the findings of a study by a team of researchers led by Rachell Ruttan at the Kellog School of Management.

In one study, more than 200 people read a story about an unemployed man who, after struggling to find work, begins selling drugs to make ends meet.

Those who had experienced unemployment in the past were less compassionate and more judgmental of the man than those who were not. The inference drawn from the study was not to expect sympathy from someone who had been in ones shoes.


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