Empathy: Loveable Quote #10

Empathy: Loveable Quote #10

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.

Empathy is the perfect tool for conflict resolution.”
Practice it, in all areas of life.  It’s important in relationships both personal and professional.  It’s also important to  personal growth and leadership.

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.

 

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I am a wife, mom, writer and true believer in creating your own recipe to making life sweet!

33 thoughts on “Empathy: Loveable Quote #10

  1. I know how differentiate empathy and sympathy but sometimes I can’t seem to find the right words to express because of the situation. I simply try to be there at the time of need. I totally love this sweet and loving quote.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Sometimes the examples we had as kids are what we use in conflict and it can be hard to practice something different. What I have learned is that I can’t change someone else’s actions, they have to figure it out for themselves. But, I can change my reaction. When you change the formula of your actions during conflict, the end result changes too. When my husband and I first started our relationship we also had communication problems.
      But, we worked on it and now we are happily married. So, the fact that your husband is working on it shows that he loves you dearly. Sometimes learned behaviors are hard to break, but with a lot of work they can be broken. And remember, a counselor can help by being a mediator and offering advice on communication techniques. Here is a technique that may help …..http://sugarwitht.com/2017/02/06/communication-techniques/
      Sending prayers for you and your husband,
      Toni

    1. We all struggle with it from time to time. It can be hard to practice when in the thick of things. But, the end result is worth it when we do.

  2. Everything boils down to listening to each other and caring about others emotions. No one person is better than someone else. We are all equal in this life and its how you wish to portray yourself that differentiates us.

  3. What an amazing post! I am an empathy person, i always do understand someone’s feeling especially if i know what he/she going thru.

  4. I love the post. Nowadays every relation is hard to maintain. As you have said misunderstandings are the cause of most Conflicts. I have learned something good today, Empathy i will practice it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Shirley, I agree with you, relationships can be hard to maintain. Especially nowadays with all of the things we have on our plate. With so many responsibilities, sometimes it feels like dealing with extra stuff, so it can be easy to just wave somebody off. But, when we make the effort to maintain those relationships the payoff is all worth it.

  5. It is like putting yourself in somebody’s place. Understanding the situation and asking yourself “What if this same exact thing happens to me?” Be kind to everyone, “Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.”

    1. Yes Amber, sometimes it is very hard, especially when you feel like you have been wronged, but it can lead to understanding and resolve.

  6. I am not good with empathy or sympathy. I try, but it’s one of those things that doesn’t come naturally.

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