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(Mercola 2017)

Empathy: Caring for Others Is Good for You
September 21, 2017 
By Dr. Mercola
"Why It’s Beneficial to Practice Empathy
Beyond stress relief, why is it so important to be empathetic? Chad Fowler, CTO of 6Wunderkinder, the maker of Wunderlist mobile app, shared the following reasons why he believes your most important skill is empathy:13
  • You will be more likely to treat the people you care about the way they wish you would treat them.
  • You will understand the unspoken parts of your communication with others.
  • You will be able to more accurately predict the actions and reactions of people you interact with.
  • You will experience the world in higher resolution as you perceive through not only your perspective but the perspectives of those around you.
  • You will better understand the needs of people around you.
  • You will better understand the needs of your customers at work.
  • You will learn how to motivate the people around you.
  • You will find it easier to deal with the negativity of others if you can better understand their motivations and fears.
  • You will more clearly understand the perception you create in others with your words and actions.
  • You will have less trouble dealing with interpersonal conflict both at home and at work.
  • You will more effectively convince others of your point of view."