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Readers reflecting their reading

People Who Read A Lot of Books Are Way Nicer, Kinder and Empathetic, Study Shows

…when broken down by genre, they saw that readers of comedy were the best at relating to people. Romance and drama lovers were the most empathetic and most skilled at seeing things through other’s eyes.


You do have to consider whether people are more empathetic because they read, or whether people read because they are more empathetic. But it’s an interesting article, despite the concentrated sample size and self-survey bias! What might other genres say about a person? Do you see these attributes in yourself and your own reading habits too?


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