Vol. 2018, No. 16
“I can’t empathize with you if I disagree with you.” True or False?
Answer: FALSE. Empathy does NOT equal agreement!
This question of empathizing vs. agreeing comes up again and again in with my coaching clients. Specifically, they’ll ask:
How can I show empathy for someone with whom I have a fundamental disagreement ? Isn’t that just me being insincere?
It can be if you’re telling them that you agree with them when you really don’t, but you don’t have to say that. My advice on this question really comes down to word choice. Read more
Until next time,