“Lived experience” or emotional empathy is like a sponge or a conductor. It’s great for discharging or drain the negative emotions of others. I think this is particularly helpful for intense emotion crises where a “rapid relief” is required. It’s main weakness is that the saturation point of the sponge is not going to be limitless.
Compassionate empathy is where one is able to use another more compelling feeling like care, hope, possibilities and kindness, to wrap up or displace the negative emotions of others.
Cognitive empathy is where one is able to use intellectual perspective shifting to intellectually empathize with others, and help them to navigate out of the unhelpful situation.
Each has its pros and cons.
Which one or ones are in your toolbox as a Family Doctor?