Thursday, February 25, 2016
Can you teach people to have empathy?
"You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb inside of his skin and walk around it", is one of the most iconic lines from Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. 98% of people have the ability of stepping into ones shoes and understanding their feelings and perspectives. 26/36 people can visually read others emotions, just by their facial expressions. When people listen completely understand what others say called "radical listening", conflict resolution is reached 50% faster. Someone who doesn't equip empathy, is "emotionally tone deaf", as Daniel Goleman (psychologist) puts it Like it says in the article," Empathy is the cornerstone of healthy human relationships", I believe that empathy can be taught to people because it is essential to have empathy to maintain a friendly relationship.