In this wonderfully animated 3-minute RSA Short you will learn the difference between sympathy and empathy, as well as the four qualities of empathy: perspective taking, resisting judgement, recognizing emotion in other people and communicating that recognition. “The truth is, rarely can a response make something better — what makes something better is connection.”
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. I highly recommend her video talks and her books. Her latest book is: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
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The audio for this animated short was taken from Dr. Brené Brown’s 20 minute RSA Lecture Q&A session on The Power of Vulnerability.
Do you consciously practice empathy? Does empathy create a stronger connection to others for you?