The correct answer is understanding.
The correct answer is (C) Understanding; ability to understand another person's feelings; identifying with, or experiencing, the feelings or thoughts of another; the ability to enter into the feeling or attitude of others.
Empathy comes from Greek empatheia (affection).
Examples of use:
- A nurse usually possesses a high degree of empathy.
- His empathy was one trait that helped him to succeed as a teacher.