MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
It’s the ability to take on someone else’s point of view when thinking.
By taking yourself out of the equation, the motivations of your opponent becomes clearer. And by understanding the other side’s true motivations, you’re in a better position to anticipate their responses and offer them an acceptable compromise.
When you break it down, almost every aspect of business involves an element of negotiation.
By honing your perspective taking skills, you are much more likely to come up with solutions that are acceptable to all parties.
The three major approaches on what humor is and where it comes from:
It will allow you to maximize your strengths and manage your weaknesses.
Start with understanding where you fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum; know your Myers-Briggs type; and then conduct a personal SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats).
Think of 3-5 things that matter most to you. They may be guiding principles of your life or aspects of the person you want to become.
Then write a sentence or two on each, describing what they mean to you. These are the values you’ll want to act in service of when the going gets tough.