It all starts and ends with communication.
Everything that lies between the beginning and the end is determined by communication.
So the way we communicate determines the way we live.
Have you ever asked yourself why people (re) act the way they (re) act?
You will find answers to this question in this article, the content of which will certainly contain some surprises for you.
The importance of the senses
To turn mere communication into real understanding, it is important to use your senses. Use your senses to better assess other people and also to understand them better.
When you see, smell, taste, touch and hear, you perceive everything you need to get to know yourself and other people.
But how do you learn to understand yourself and others?
This is where the feeling comes into play.
The feeling that you perceive when you recognize your own behavior and put yourself in other people’s shoes.
If you concentrate privately and professionally on the two information channels that you have through hearing and seeing, you will receive answers to the following questions:
- How does my counterpart feel about my person?
- How does my counterpart feel about my statements and my behavior?
- How will my counterpart behave immediately and / and in the future?
Imagine having answers to all of these questions. Would that be an advantage for you?
Would you perhaps even be able to actively influence the respective conversation and influence the outcome of the conversation?
If you answer yes to even one of these questions, it will be worthwhile for you to engage in emphatic communication.
Empathy – isn’t that a weakness ?!
Empathy is a quality, but also an ability, so it is important to understand the meaning of empathy.
Empathy is the ability to empathize with others and to recognize how they feel.
There are different types of empathy.
- The emotional empathy through which you not only recognize the feelings of others, but also empathize with them.
- The cognitive empathy, which moves more on the level of the mind. This can also be learned to identify feelings, intentions, and motives for behavior.
- The social empathy through which one can adjust to more complex social situations that can affect individuals and groups. Through social empathy you can e.g. Feel into the emotional world of people from a certain age group or from other cultures.
All of this is part of emotional intelligence.
With emotional intelligence you are able to behave emphatically towards others and actively influence your own feelings, conversations and relationships.
A very important point is one’s own experience of feelings.
Therefore, you should know the basis for recognizing and feeling your own moods and feelings.
The spontaneous reaction of the facial muscles is incorruptible and cannot be manipulated, because they receive a faster impulse than the ratio through the direct connection to your emotional center in the brain.
So you can “read” people if you know what exactly you have to pay attention to in order to recognize feelings such as anger, contempt, sadness, fear, contempt, disgust, surprise, but also interest, guilt or love.
If you can recognize and understand these feelings in yourself and other people, you will have great superiority in conversation. No matter whether offline or online.
With more clarity, understanding, understanding, appreciation and respect in your communication you can reach your goals faster and lead a happier life.
Emotional intelligence strengthens your position in every respect and is a guarantee for more success, because your behavior will bring you more acceptance and you will be paid in the best currency in the world. With confidence!
If you too want to support better and more effective cooperation with more and more targeted empathy, I will be happy to help you with your project.