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Great Strategists are Empathetic. What inhibits empathy?

A core ability of the most effective strategic planners is empathetic ability. So, why are some less empathetic than others?
a) Lack of life experience? It’s certainly easier to understand someone if you’ve experienced their lot.
b) Prejudice – We all have biases, but the more we have or the stronger they are, the harder it is to empathise. Strong curiosity can be a helpful counterbalance.
c) Lack of emotional intelligence? (EQ) – EQ is not formally taught and some who might have great intellect don’t neccsarily have high EQ.
d) Ego out of balance? – Narcissists are only interested in themselves.
e) A combination of the above
f) What do you think?
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