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Sympathy vs. Empathy (and how knowing the difference could save your relationships) Part Four

  Last week we began examining the seven steps to fostering more empathy, including learning to better identify our own feelings and treating others as they would like to be treated. This week we conclude the series by looking at the last three steps to increasing our empathy, including being more curious and challenging prejudices(…)

Sympathy vs. Empathy (and how knowing the difference could save your relationships) Part Three

  Last week we looked at the many life-enhancing benefits of empathy and learnt the ‘enemies of empathy’ and how to overcome them. This week we begin examining the seven steps to fostering more empathy, including learning to better identify our own feelings and treating others as they would like to be treated.   The(…)

Sympathy vs. Empathy (and how knowing the difference could save your relationships) Part Two

  Last week we explored the differences between sympathy and empathy and the different types of empathy. This week we examine the many life-enhancing benefits of empathy and look at the ‘enemies of empathy’ and how to overcome them.   The benefits of empathy   Strengthen bonds and relationships   When others sense we share(…)