YOU ARE THE EMPATHY SUPERHERO FLEXY!
Your strength is compassionate empathy. You work hard and show empathy by your actions. You don’t only wish for a sick friend to get better, but also do their shopping. You’re a great team player who helps everyone to advance. So, it’s time to act for a more empathic world!
In compassionate empathy, understanding others leads to actions that take other people into consideration. You often help other people or change your behaviour for their benefit.
The different types of empathy are tangled up and work best together. Most likely, you are using all three types in different situations, and simultaneously as well.
With cognitive empathy, you observe other people’s emotions. You understand their experiences, values and motives.
With emotional empathy, you experience other people’s emotions genuinely, strongly and immediately. It is easy for you to be happy and sad with others. Your friends can count on your support when they need it.
Emphatic thinking also includes widening your circle of empathy. It’s often easiest to empathize with people similar and close to us. People who are different from us, or are far away, also need our empathy.
EMPATHY INTO ACTION!
Many of us feel empathy often, but we don’t always dare to say it out loud. It is important that our empathic feelings also lead to actions. Here are some small but remarkable ways to put empathy into action:
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