Your most important skill: Empathy – Chad Fowler (Benefits of Empathy)

Empathy is the most important skill you can practice.

It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to become happier the more you practice.

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Why should you explicitly work to enhance
your ability to empathize
with others?


  • You will be more likely to treat the people you care about the way they wish you would treat them.
  • You will better understand the needs of people around you.
  • You will more clearly understand the perception you create in others with your words and actions.
  • You will understand the unspoken parts of your communication with others.
  • You will better understand the needs of your customers at work.
  • You will have less trouble dealing with interpersonal conflict both at home and at work.
  • You will be able to more accurately predict the actions and reactions of people you interact with.
  • ….