7 Insightful Tips πŸ“”πŸ–Š for People Who Want to Be More Empathetic πŸ˜” ...

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It feels good to be understood.

I think we all can agree that we like people who take the time to see things from our perspective.

So, we should strive to do the same!

Empathy is a great trait to cultivate, and here are some ways you can.2

1. Simply Listening

I don’t know about you, but for me, it can be easy to talk on and on about my problems.

I can also sometimes overlook what someone else is saying.

Active listening makes understanding other points of view way easier.2

Sometimes, I will repeat what the other person has said to make sure I heard them correctly.

I also always try to really think about how they must be feeling in a given situation.

2. Don’t Stay Silent

Okay, so we just talked about how listening was super important.

And it is!

But there is a lot to be gained from talking, too.2

I have found a lot closer to people from opening up and being vulnerable.

It cultivates an empathetic bond and shows a mutual understanding, so always be sure to make it a two-way street when it comes to communication.2

3. Live a Different Life

To really understand another person’s point of view might take more drastic measures.

Living a different life doesn’t mean you have to quit your job and start over completely.

Some small things to do that are really eye opening can include attending a church service of a faith different than yours.

I personally love traveling and trying to live as close to the natural culture as possible.

I’ve learned a lot from stepping outside the norm.

4. Volunteer

There are so many amazing causes that you can devote your time and effort to.

Not only are you helping others, but you also get to see things from other points of view.

I’ve found that this first hand experience is really beneficial on my end.

I always gain something from it, and it helps me understand things on a deeper level.

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