The benefits of empathy at work and at home has a huge impact on understanding others and leads to more satisfying relationships.
Empathy is a learned skill that begins around ages three and four and grows if it is noticed and applauded. It’s the ability to understand the thoughts, beliefs, opinions, intentions, and feelings of others. At home it improves family members relationships, encourages understanding each other, and leads to a home where honesty, trust, and care are paramount. At work, it also improves relationships, leads to increased productivity, and encourages the values of mutual problem solving.