Read (Literary) Fiction
If you want to figure out how people think, take a Literature 101 syllabus and pick any of the assigned readings. That, in a nutshell, is the conclusion of David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, after they conducted five experiments on a group of 18- to 75-year-olds….
Apparently, meditation isn’t just a mindfulness exercise anymore. According to researchers from Emory University, it can also be used to inculcate compassion – and, by extension, empathy – in a person….
Join a Musical Group
You’re probably aware that music affects your mood. Apparently, it has an effect on how you interact with others too, judging from the results of a study conducted by University of Cambridge researchers….
Make Empathy a Habit
So far, we’ve discussed methods to increase empathy for a short period of time. But whether those methods have any lasting impact remains to be seen. At any rate, experts agree that anyone can be trained to be more empathetic, including psychopaths and narcissists.