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Posts Tagged ‘Empathy’

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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The Cornerstone of Successful Leadership

Leadership is the ability to influence one or more people to support a common goal or cause. Some level of leadership is often necessary to make any kind of social organization function properly, whether it’s a family, a business, a government, or a charity. We all step into “leadership” roles every now and then, even […]

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The Unconscious Influence of Mirroring

Mirroring is a social phenomenon where people mimic another person’s posture, gestures, and words. It’s often an unconscious behavior – we are rarely aware of it when we do it – but it’s a sign that people are attuned and in sync to one another. When two people are mirroring each other, it shows that […]

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