Practice Empathy for Better Relationships at Work and Home

The ability to listen empathically — relating to and understanding the perspective, position and feelings of others — is a tremendously important capability in both personal and professional relationships.

 

Empathy is perhaps the most important relational skill. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes and understand how they might be feeling in a given situation. The ability to listen empathically — relating to and understanding the perspective, position and feelings of others — is a tremendously important capability in both personal and professional relationships.

 

We don’t need to have had the exact same experience or scenario in life to empathize with somebody else. . 

Joyce Marter Psychotherapist