- Cognitive Empathy- The ability t predict other's thoughts and intentions including the ability to read between the lines during communication
- Affective empathy- The ability to share another person's feelings with them
- Compassionate Empathy- The desire to help others.
Sometimes when he is eating he walks up to me and gives me a piece of his food without saying a word. Just last night while I was watching T.V N-Zilla came up to me, licked his finger and made the sign of the cross on my forehead. I just went with it. I know that N-Zilla may not have Cognitive Empathy but I know with all of my heart that he has the ability to share another person's feelings with them and the desire to help others. Everything in life Autistic or not boils down to communication.
*Here are links to post about AU and Empathy.