empathy

Studies have found that the amount of empathy we feel towards other living beings depends on our brain wiring. Empathy is a key measuring tool to distinguish good from bad.

Altruism and psychopathy exemplify the best and the worst human instincts. According to researchers from the University of Chicago, humans have two sides because they were both important for the survival of species.

They assume that humans needed to work together in big groups at first, but because they had to compete for resources, scaring and killing opponents was also important for survival.

Both good and bad seem to be connected to the key emotional characteristic — empathy, which is a genuine ability of the brain to understand how someone else is feeling.

Researchers have found that empathy is responsible for why we help those in need and distress. People with antisocial behaviors such as psychopathy are far from emphatic, which is apparently due to impaired neural circuits.

  1. November 12, 2018

    Empathy is one of the most important traits to have as a leader. It gives you the ability to understand things from another person’s perspective. It is a complex suite of skills that builds upon itself. Empathy, while often lumped in with executive functions, is not a singular skill, but a package of skills that pulls from multiple parts of the brain. Children who are empathetic can form and sustain friendships, are more likely to behave well in class, and are less likely to engage in aggressive, antisocial, or criminal behavior.

  2. November 15, 2018

    By experts opinion that empathy is one of the most important components for building trust with others. When you show that you are aware of your employees’ feelings and appreciate those feelings, even when you don’t agree with them, it builds trust as well. The employee has faith that you will at least take their feelings into consideration. Thank you so much and keep it up!

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