Subjective empathy is feeling the pain and suffering of another person. Objective empathy implies not only feeling the pain and suffering of another person but also understanding our own perspective on his suffering as well as remaining open to understand the other person's perspective. We need to have both head and heart to feel for the other person and have an empathic understanding of the person in relationship. I will add hand to head and heart. The hand stands for action.Compassion implies empathy and acts of kindness.
Practicing loving kindness has been very helpful to me in my everyday living.