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Being Empathetic

Being Empathetic

Putting yourself in someone’s shoes is a great remedy for judgmental behaviour. It is quite common to feel a sense of superiority when looking from the outside: “If that was me, I would have made a better decision.” Or, “I would never have allowed this project to fall behind.” It may be that faced with the same circumstances, you would have done exactly what you are judging someone else for doing.

If you put yourself in that person’s situation and experience what they experienced, you may reevaluate your approach.

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