RSA Shorts – The Power of Empathy

 

Interesting video on the difference between sympathy and empathy. Really liked it. That said I think the definition of sympathy is a bit vague, for me sympathy has an element of judgement (“that’s really bad”, “well done you,” “They shouldn’t have done that to you” etc.). I also feel people don’t just need connection but also need support in building solutions. Though on the whole I found it really powerful and helpful. Also made me think that counselling skills tend not to be discussed much in the corner of careers development blogging I hang out in. Food for thought.

 

Post script (30/4/14)

Thanks to Siobhan Neary for recommending this excellent Sesame Street video making much the same point in a slightly more light hearted manner.

 

@derbyunicareers

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