In this chapter, I wish to explore Stein’s early phenomenology by looking at the relation between empathic experience and emotional life. On Stein’s account, empathy is grounded on the stratification of affectivity, which outlines a range of embodied experiences. In my view, Stein’s investigation on empathy is centred upon the passive flow of experience and it can be translated into enactive theory. Yet Stein’s approach calls into question the enactive model of the rainbow of emotions when it comes to justifying how empathy is receptive to features of personality and character.