I am trying to discover a word that means seeing things from another persons perspective or acting for the benefit of a specific person or group of persons, but distinct from altruistic.

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    Did a thesaurus suggest anything? altrusitic, charitable, empathetic? – Mitch Feb 28 '17 at 18:41

Perhaps this will fill the need;



adjective: altruistic

showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish. "it was an entirely altruistic act"

synonyms: unselfish, selfless, compassionate, kind, public-spirited; More charitable, benevolent, beneficent, philanthropic, humanitarian;

"the desire is to appear purely altruistic with no apparent expectation

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  • I voted your answer up because it fits the bill but look at the OP's request, specifically last part. – vickyace Feb 28 '17 at 18:42
  • thanks, I tried to delete it on review, but it simply wouldn't have it. If you could share a simple way to delete an answer completely I'd deeply appreciate it... – Joe Feb 28 '17 at 19:07
  • If it doesn't bother you, don't delete it. It will be helpful for new users that are directed to this question. – vickyace Feb 28 '17 at 20:18
  • But if you want to, you can visit your profile, go under questions you've answered and then visit the question and delete it. – vickyace Feb 28 '17 at 20:19


empathetic (adj):

showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another

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