Well you’ve nailed the reason for my question right on the head:
It _is_ odd to consider empathy in terms of thinking. Yet, they have a relationship: Sociopathy is an extreme example that there is _some kind_ of relationship between empathy and thinking.
But what kind? Is there a correlation to be found? Or do they run in parallel? How to describe their relationship?
That’s what I’m striving to figure out, if possible and why I’m asking for help.
Perhaps they are axis on a 2D grid, with empathy running one way and thinking running the other way, and one can plot their relationship as it stands in a given situation. That’s one possibility I can think of.