The ability to empathize correctly creates deep bonds and friendships like few other conversation skills can.
How to Empathize Correctly
Empathizing is about reading between the lines of the conversation. It’s realizing they’re describing their feelings for a reason. In other words, recognizing it’s important to them.
Your job is to put yourself in their shoes, in their situation, and figure out why it’s important and what exactly they’re feeling.
You may also need to help them work out what they’re trying to say, since sometimes they’re clouded by emotion.
Here are some helpful Dos and Don’ts to Empathizing:
By Dean J