Empathy -The key skill.
Empathy is a skill not everyone has but it can be something you can learn. Empathy is trying to understand what another person is feeling without portraying your own thoughts and feelings. It is seeing the world through another persons eyes without prejudging. This profound skill helps people to get along better and to feel better around each other. It is a key skill to customer service and care industries, however, it is often forgotten as I am sure we can all relate to.
Having empathy is a key ingredient in becoming the best person you can be. If you open your mind to others you will learn more than you will ever teach, the reward is endless.
You can practice empathy by listening to someone rather than trying to talk to them. Ask someone how they are feeling. If you think there is something wrong, sometimes that is all that is required. Once you have asked someone don’t forget to listen.
Learning about people from different backgrounds and cultures is not only a great way to interact but also offers you a better understanding of how they are as people. something we unfortunately forget or feel uneasy about how to achieve. The answer is easy, just ask.
Showing concern and care for others, paying attention to the needs of others and getting to know someone better instead of judging them. This seems rather an easy thing to do, right? Wrong, in today’s society social communication seems at an all-time low. You can change that.
Empathy is easy to say, but hard to do. Remember, if you change your direction others will follow and if you make a difference to one person that person will appreciate you, and if you try to become empathetic in any small ways then the world will be a better place because of you!