The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

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.

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