Fostering interpersonal emotional intelligence skills through 4-H | critical interpersonal EQ skill, empathy

A critical interpersonal EQ skill, empathy is demonstrated by good listening, the respectful treatment of others and sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.

With youth of various ages, backgrounds and abilities typically involved in any 4-H club, these types of interpersonal skills are essential as they help the group function effectively and work cooperatively. When dealing with conflict in these clubs, adults working with youth can encourage members to “put themselves into another’s shoes” to view the other person’s perspective.