RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy and how it differs from sympathy, by Brene Brown
Adam Rifkin stashed this in RSA Animate
Empathy fuels connection.
1. Perspective taking.
2. Staying out of judgment.
3. Recognizing emotion in other people.
4. Communicating that.
"I'm stuck. It's dark. I'm overwhelmed."
"Hey, I know what it's like down here, and you're not alone."
Empathy is a vulnerable choice to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling.
No empathic response is silver lining. Do not use the phrase "at least".
Say: "I don't even know what to say right now, I'm just glad that you told me."
Because connection is what helps.