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Posts Tagged ‘Empathy’

When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating overall social harmony. According to psychologists there are 3 different types of empathy: cognitive empathy […]

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Enlightened Self-Interest: When Your Values Overlap with Other People’s Values

Enlightened self-interest is the idea that often times doing what is good for yourself is also doing what is good for others, and vice versa. This means your interests and values overlap with the interests and values of other people. And ultimately, when you work to achieve your own values (and what really matters to […]

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The Echo Effect: How Repeating People’s Words Improves Social Interaction

People who are masters at communication often make good use of repeating back the words they hear from the people they are speaking with. When people use the same words, it creates less social distance between them and makes them feel more similar to each other. But when people use very different words, it creates […]

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3 Reasons to Give People the Benefit of the Doubt

Never trust people blindly, but I believe it’s better give people the benefit of the doubt rather than be cynical about everyone and everything people do. If you don’t really know someone, you should assume they are a good person until proven otherwise. Of course there are bad people out there who only do selfish […]

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The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science. However, according to psychologists such as Daniel Goleman, “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is another aspect of intelligence that is often over-looked. The basic view of emotional intelligence is that emotions aren’t necessarily the opposite of thinking, but a different way […]

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