Empathy vs. Anger And Aggression
Posted in the Anger Management Forum
#1 Jan 8, 2010
Definition: Empathy is the ability to communicate and lead by understanding othersí thoughts, perspectives, and feelings.
Benefits of being able to empathize with others include higher self-esteem, more self-confidence, stronger personal relationships, and improved working conditions.
We usually empathize most easily with people we know and like.
Empathy is built through an understanding of oneself, or self-awareness. The more individuals can understand their own thoughts, feelings, and emotions, the more they can understand someone elseís.
The term human implies the ability to communicate, understand and get along with other human beings. The failure to another personís feelings can be a major problem in the human experience. With empathy, humans can possess a higher degree of sensitivity towards others.
The term human implies the ability to communicate, understand and get along with other human beings. The failure to read another personís feelings can be a major problem in the human experience. With empathy, humans can possess a higher degree of sensitivity towards others.
The absence of empathy is directly related to criminal behaviors and problems managing anger.
The roots of empathy sprout at a very young age (1 to 2 hears old). Research has shown that, while infants possess a capacity to learn how to be empathetic, they must be shown how to use and develop any already existing abilities. Infants learn empathy form caregivers. In turn, infants learn how to u understand otherís feelings. A lack of empathy is the parenting process results in a lack of empathy when children become adults.
Acceptance is the ability to recognize that family, friends, classmates, and co-workers have a right to their feelings.
Improve your communication skills. This will lead to better understanding and increased empathy. Some basic tips to improve communication:
Learn to pay attention to and read nonverbal messages. Nonverbal messes ages are so powerful because they to be more trusted, more emotionally charged, express universal feelings and are more natural form of communication.
Empathy is one of the four pillars of anger management. The other three areas of focus are stress management, anger management and assertive communication.
All of these skills can be enhanced or learned in executive coaching/anger management classes.
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