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RSA Shorts – The Power of Empathy

What is empathy?
“Empathy fuels connections, and sympathy drives disconnections.”

Four qualities of empathy:

  • Perspective taking – the ability of taking another person’s perspective
  • Staying out of judgment
  • Recognizing emotions in other people
  • Communicating that

The problem was that we tried to make something better, which is probably one of my biggest problems in any conversation.
She concluded that rarely can our response make something better, but what makes something better is the connection. That is very true indeed.

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