The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.(Real world definition)
Communication through means other than the senses, as by the exercise of an occult power. Usually between people of thoughts, feelings, desires, etc., involving mechanisms that cannot be understood in terms of known scientific laws.(Real world definition)
Telepathy vs Empathy. It can be misconstrued that telepathy is the more efficient ability. However being that both abilities are psionic in nature they can be seen as one in the same. As we all should know telepathy usually pertains to the mind. We've seen telepaths such as Jean Grey and Professor Xavier perform great feats with their abilities from reading minds to completely altering the thought process. Empathy usually pertains to sensations and emotions. Empaths such as Raven and Meggan have accomplish great feats with their abilities as well...Unfortuantely there aren't many Empaths running around, but these two are the greatest examples for this ability...
Well all that being said. I'd like to discuss which power do you guys think is more efficient. I've always thought they were equal but both have obvious advantages as well as disadvantages.Scans characters and/or references could be used from any comic. However no abstract beings or power ups can be used as an example...(For example Jean Grey can be used however her Phoenix incarnation can not be used) But besides that just answer the following question the best of your ability...
Which power is more efficient?
Which power is more versatile?
If you could chose which one would you prefer?
Which power would win in an all out fight? (You can use characters as examples)