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(Baron-Cohen 2011)

"Empathy is like a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble. It is effective as a way of anticipating and resolving interpersonal problems, whether this is a marital conflict, an international conflict, a problem at work, difficulties in a friendship, political deadlocks, a family dispute, or a problem with a neighbor." Simon Baron-Cohen

Types of problems

Anticipating Problems - heading them off before they happen
  •  marital conflict, 
  • international conflict
  • work
  • difficulties in a friendship
  • political deadlocks
  •  a family dispute
  • a problem with a neighbor
Resolving interpersonal problems,
  •  marital conflict, 
  • international conflict
  • work, 
  • difficulties in a friendship, 
  • political deadlocks,
  •  a family dispute,
  • a problem with a neighbor.