I LOVE this cute and quick video. Dr. Brene Brown highlights the difference between empathy and sympathy.
She highlights 4 main areas of empathy:
1. Perspective Taking – the ability to take the perspective of someone else as their truth.
2. Staying out of Judgement
3. Recognizing Emotion in Others & communicating it
4. Feeling with People
Being able to show and display empathy is critical for intimate relationships – friends, family, couples, etc. In couples and marriage counseling as well as teen counseling this is a critical skill that I teach both couples and parents and teens that makes a world of difference. If you are wanting to understand your partner or teen better, decrease conflict, and increase communication and connection give us a call at 954 401 9011.