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How to Really Empathize with Someone

How to Really Empathize with Someone
We tend to misunderstand empathy. We think empathizing with someone is consoling them. We think it’s helping them fix whatever problem they’re having. We think it’s giving advice. If it were me, I’d pick a different career. If it were me, I’d end the relationship. If it were me, I wouldn’t think so much about it. Have you tried taking a real break? Have you considered that other option? We think empathizing with someone is wondering how we’d feel or react in the same situation. But empathy isn’t any of these actions. According to psychologist and empathy researcher Lidewij Niezink, Ph.D, the ...
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