4 Habits of Highly Empathetic People

The world could benefit from having more of them

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They Don’t Choose to Offer Solutions

“Empathy works so well because it doesn’t require a solution. It requires only understanding.” — John Medina

They Affirm and Validate Your Experiences

“Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not.” — Sheryl Sandberg

They Are Generous With Their Time and Attention

“True empathy is not about waiting to understand another person; it is about proactively seeking to do so. It takes effort to give another person your full time and attention; to ask others how they are feeling and if they coping well with things.” — Nigel Cumberland

They Give You the Floor, the Mic, and the Stereo

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality character that can change the world.” — Barack Obama

I care about creating a world that’s navigated with the help of each other. I write about photography, self-improvement, and life moments that tie us together.

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