The Single Most Important Trait In Human Communication: Empathy

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood”~ Dale Carnegie

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak. They’re filtering everything through their own autobiography into other people’s lives.” ~ Stephen Convey

This man didn’t have the slightest idea of what was actually going through his son’s mind. Instead he filtered and judged his son through his own pre-conceived bias’ of how he saw the world.

Empathy Is Not Sympathy

Understand: The greatest law in human nature is the craving to be appreciated and understood.

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