Empathy – The ability to read or sense the emotions and/or control the emotions or feelings of others. Empathy is also known as Emotion Perception, Emotion Sense, Empathic Perception and Empathic Sense.
Literary Critique of Empathy
Empath (Marvel) can sense emotions and also control emotions (New Mutants V1 #16).
Raven (DC) is having a hard time being empathic towards the Joker (DC).
Deanna Troi (Star Trek) is half Betazoid and not a full-fledged telepath but is an empath.