Compassion – that is, the ability to understand and know, to share the feelings and thoughts of others, is probably one of the most important skills a person can have. And it is not just about building and maintaining strong and healthy relationships, but about working hard and achieving great success in life in general. It may sound like a dream, but it does not prevent it from happening. Now why is empathy so important to us?
- Humans Are Domestic Animals
No matter what you look like, people are there to communicate with each other, and there are very few activities they participate in that do not involve communicating with other people in one way or another. It is not surprising, therefore, that the ability to better understand others and to read their thoughts and feelings can put an end to the sufferer. It allows you to see the intentions of others, to treat them the way they want to be treated, to care for their needs, to understand how others see you, and so on.
- Ready for Business and Career
Whether you are a business owner or an employee, whether you work in marketing or IT, empathy can make a difference in the world with your career prospects. A good business relationship is built on trust, and in order to build trust you must first understand what the other party wants, needs and expects. Empathy makes this a natural process. Therefore, whether you want to build a healthy partnership with your colleagues, employees and management or are trying to plan an advertising strategy based on honesty, empathy will be a great help.
- Allows you to better understand non-verbal communication
Communication is more than just words. People who are emotionally weak find it very difficult to read between the lines of their conversations and to understand that what the other person says, or wants, to communicate with them is completely different from what they are actually saying.
- It makes you better at handling conflicts
When you see a little bit of what the other team wants and needs and you can better understand why they want it and need it, reaching a “win-win” solution becomes much easier. You no longer have to memorize the solution, misunderstand someone else’s symptoms and look for a way out of the wrong place.
- It facilitates persuasion and encouragement
When you can see the world from someone else’s point of view, see their intentions, feelings and ideas, finding ways to convince others of your point of view and motivate them to do something is much easier than trying to use a one-size-fits-all approach. Different people are motivated by very different things, and empathy means having the keys to understanding yourself on the plane.
- It increases your Horizons
When empathy means sharing the world with another person’s perspective, hearing with that person, naturally follows that if you have the ability to empathize, it allows you to see the world in many different ways. When you see the world not only in your view, but in the eyes of other people, it allows you to see it fully, to see its unexpected and unfamiliar parts, and, in general, to live a more fulfilling life.
Empathy, in a basic sense, is what makes us human. So it is not surprising that reaching high levels of empathy often means achieving greater success and fulfillment as human beings – which means that focusing on training your compassionate ability is a meaningful action.
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