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Empathy doesn’t mean niceness

Perhaps the only important thing that niceness and empathy have in common is that they’re both learned skills–behaviors that take practice. Beyond that, their resemblance is superficial.

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6 archetypes worth empathizing with

  • Seekers: unafraid to take risks or pivot;
  • Conveners host conversations and thrive to create the right circumstances for perspective taking. 
  • Sages value presence and make an effort to remain in the “now”.
  • Cultivators see the long game, the ...

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