Empathy means having a capacity for taking another person’s point of view, or the ability to feel what someone else is feeling. Empathetic people are good at reading facial expressions, tone of voice, body language and other signs of someone else’s emotion.

Empathetic arousal occurs when you feel some of another person’s pain, fear or anguish.

Growth in Relationships

Psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987), the founder of the Humanistic or Client-centered therapeutic approach to psychology, believed that genuineness, acceptance and empathy nurtures growth, not only in the relationship between the therapist and client but also between the parent and child, the leader and their group, teacher and student, supervisor and employee and, in fact, between human beings.

Active listening is a way to become more empathetic. Learn to listen, echo, restate, question and clarify what the other person is saying.

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