Empathy is the ability to accurately put yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand the other’s situation, perceptions, and feeling from their point of view and to be able to communicate that understanding back to the other person. Developing Empathy Skills is not difficult; however, it requires a desire to help another person who needs compassion and help.

The types of empathy are cognitive and emotional. Having compassion for another person offers various benefits such as health, improved communication skills, stress relief, prosocial behavior, and decreases negativity in the world. Tips on how to be more empathetic are putting yourself in another person’s shoes, show care and concern, acknowledge the person’s feelings, ask questions, and show emotional support.

To conclude, talk to your doctor, family member, or friend soon and find other ways to show compassion and caring for another.