What’s the difference between sympathy and empathy? SYMPATHY… …is when you understand how and why a person feels like they do, but you’re not in their position. EMPATHY… …is when you can imagine you’re in the other person’s shoes, so you can share their feelings. You know what a RHETORICAL QUESTION is, don’t you? Correct…it’s a question that doesn’t need an answer, isn’t it? GIRLS and BOYS • Do girls and boys express their feelings in different ways? • Is it harder for boys to be open about their feelings? If so, why? • Are gay girls and boys more openly sensitive and emotional? • In ‘Quiet Kid’, does the boy really want his feelings to stay private, or is he asking for help?