Empathy, Empathy – Put Yourself in Place of Me!

Empathy is a basic human capability that allows all people to ‘read’ each other naturally – it is a ubiquitous  ability we could not live without, yet it is typically taken for granted and rarely trained.

While it’s not quite mind reading – we may be able to tell if somebody is feeling grumpy, sad, or irritated – it can occasionally get pretty close. Because so much of communication occurs in emotionally laden expressions and contexts successful human communication is predicated on our ability to literally share an experience