Empathy: Loveable Quote #10
“Empathy is the perfect tool for Conflict Resolution“
Can we talk?
I want to talk to you about Empathy, but first let’s define what Empathy is. Empathy is the ability to understand or share someone else’s feelings.
So, now that you know exactly what empathy means are you able to empathize with others? Before you answer yes, I want you to really think about
Great! Now, answer this next question.
Do you empathize with others only when it affects you or can you also show empathy when the situation effects someone else? I’ll wait……
In the heat of conflict tempers flare and everyone is trying to get their point across. No one is listening and actually paying attention to the other persons feelings. It’s easier to overlook unfair treatment when it doesn’t affect us. It’s even easier to look away when we have benefited from this unfair treatment.
If we take time to listen, understand, and Empathize many conflicts can be resolved. When you can put yourself in the other person’s shoes you are able to see the other side of the argument. You are also able to understand the reason for the other person’s behavior.
With this new knowledge, many times you will find that the conflict between you is nothing more than a misunderstanding. Misunderstandings, unfortunately, are the cause of most Conflicts. But, when practiced, Empathy is the perfect tool for conflict resolution.
So remember, misunderstandings happen in our relationships, but Empathy is the answer to Conflict. So, the next time you find yourself in a disagreement with someone, remember to Empathize.
For more Loveable quotes check this quote out on Endurance.