Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference; the ability to place oneself in another’s position. Developing Empathy Skills is not difficult; however, there are things you can do that will help, such as talking to new people, join forces for a shared cause, be honest with yourself, and check your privilege.
The benefits of being empathizing are allowing you to build social connections with others, learn to regulate your emotions, and promote helping behaviors. Tips on understanding are listening and not interrupting, being fully present when you are with someone, smiling at people, using people’s names, and encouraging them, giving genuine recognition.
To conclude, try some of the above tips and enjoy being encouraging and helpful to those you meet in life. The benefits of empathy are amazing!