Previous authors claim that there is far from consensus on how empathy should be defined.
This article shows that there is a movement toward consensus on how empathy should be defined.
The analysis resulted in four themes in most empathy conceptualizations.
In empathy, the empathizer understands, feels and shares another person’s world with self-other differentiation.
Final definition: "Empathy is to understand, feel, and share what someone else feels, with self-other differentiation. "