Why are some people more compassionate/empathic than others?
I don’t want pointless answers like “because they’re just nicer people”. I actually want to know if there are any scientific or academic approaches to this, if there has been any research done regarding compassion and human empathy and why some people seem more in tune with it than others. What are the reasons? Could it be the environment they grew up in? Personal life experiences? Religion? Or something to do with a “gene”, the mind or DNA?