Five things you may not know about empathy

Can you feel that? It’s called empathy and it’s having a moment. Experts have discovered that putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is not just an important life skill, it’s also intrinsic to happiness.Author Brene Brown calls empathy a ‘sacred space’ where you climb down into another person’s hurt.

This is crucial because it fosters connection – something sympathy alone can’t do. If that seems a little touchy-feely, stay with me, because the virtue traditionally associated with shoulder squeezes and self-sacrifice is more powerful – and surprising – than you think.

Empathy helps you get ahead at work 

by Natalie Reilly


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