The Double Empathy Problem

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What Is It?[edit]

The Double Empathy Problem "suggests that when people with very different experiences of the world interact with one another, they will struggle to empathise with each other. This is likely to be exacerbated through differences in language use and comprehension"(Milton, 2018).

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Crompton et. al CC BY 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved February 26, 2023.

Milton, Damian (2018). "The Double Empathy Problem". The National Autistic Society. Retrieved February 26, 2023. <>