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Richard Restak: A Simple Exercise To Read The Emotions of Others. One of Charles Darwin’s less famous works, his The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, released in 1872, kicked off the idea that emotions carry distinct facial expressions.

Richard Restak: A Simple Exercise To Read The Emotions of Others

We read these emotions naturally, from birth, all the time — it’s part of our innate wiring, and how to relate to and understand others. But we can learn to read them better with some practice. How Empathy Makes People More Violent. I’m not usually in favor of killing, but I’d make an exception for the leaders of ISIS.

How Empathy Makes People More Violent

I’d feel a certain satisfaction if they were wiped off the face of the Earth. This is a pretty typical attitude, shared even by many of my more liberal friends, even though, intellectually, it’s not something that we’re comfortable with or proud of. Where does this malice come from? Psychologists have standard explanations for murderous feelings towards groups of strangers, but none of them apply here. Six Habits of Highly Empathic People. If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. Teaching Empathy To Children - The Danish Way of Parenting. The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence - Adam Grant. Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence.

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence - Adam Grant

When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his dream, he chose language that would stir the hearts of his audience. “Instead of honoring this sacred obligation” to liberty, King thundered, “America has given the Negro people a bad check.” New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath. Written by Amateo Ra| Have you ever felt anxious being around other people?

New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath

For some, the feelings of social anxiety can be so intense that someone can feel totally paralyzed just to be out in public. Could social anxiety’s hidden link to empathy give us a greater understanding into the lives of those affected? Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence. In my ten years as an executive coach, I have never had someone raise his hand and declare that he needs to work on his emotional intelligence.

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

Yet I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard from people that the one thing their colleague needs to work on is emotional intelligence. This is the problem: those who most need to develop it are the ones who least realize it. The data showing that emotional intelligence is a key differentiator between star performers and the rest of the pack is irrefutable. Nevertheless, there are some who never embrace the skill for themselves — or who wait until it’s too late. Take Craig (not his real name), a coaching client of mine, who showed tremendous potential and a strong ability to drive results for his company.

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself. © Fotolia Olly The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients' recovery - but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call "apaths".

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself

The first UK article on this cruel sport shows how to identify and thus avoid it. Six Habits of Highly Empathic People. 5 Strategies to Read People’s Emotional Energy. Emotions are a stunning expression of our energy, the “vibe” we give off.

5 Strategies to Read People’s Emotional Energy

We register these with intuition. Some people feel good to be around; they improve your mood and vitality. Others are draining; you instinctively want to get away. This “subtle energy” can be felt inches or feet from the body, though it‘s invisible. Indigenous cultures honour this energy as life force. Emotional energy is contagious. When reading emotions, realize that what others say or how they appear frequently don‘t match their energy. Here, the surrender to focus on is saying “yes” to the messages your body sends. Strategies to read emotional energy Sense people’s presence - This is the overall energy we emit, not necessarily congruent with words or behaviour. 30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you're an Empath)

By: Christel Broederlow What is an empath?

30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you're an Empath)

Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself. Bill and Melinda Gates' 2014 Stanford Commencement Address. Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate - Science - News. Scientists studying the physical nature of hate have found that some of the nervous circuits in the brain responsible for it are the same as those that are used during the feeling of romantic love – although love and hate appear to be polar opposites.

Scientists prove it really is a thin line between love and hate - Science - News

A study using a brain scanner to investigate the neural circuits that become active when people look at a photograph of someone they say they hate has found that the "hate circuit" shares something in common with the love circuit. The findings could explain why both hate and romantic love can result in similar acts of extreme behaviour – both heroic and evil – said Professor Semir Zeki of University College London, who led the study published in the on-line journal PloS ONE.

"Hate is often considered to be an evil passion that should, in a better world, be tamed, controlled and eradicated. Yet to the biologist, hate is a passion that is of equal interest to love," Professor Zeki said. Why Do We "Otherize?" The empathy deficit. Young Americans today live in a world of endless connections and up-to-the-minute information on one another, constantly updating friends, loved ones, and total strangers — “Quiz tomorrow...gotta study!”

— about the minutiae of their young, wired lives. And there are signs that Generation Wi-Fi is also interested in connecting with people, like, face-to-face, in person. The percentage of high school seniors who volunteer has been rising for two decades. But new research suggests that behind all this communication and connectedness, something is missing. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, found that college students today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were in 1979, with the steepest decline coming in the last 10 years. When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart. Neuroscientists have found evidence to suggest feeling powerful dampens a part of our brain that helps with empathy. Vladgrin/istockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption Vladgrin/istockphoto.com Neuroscientists have found evidence to suggest feeling powerful dampens a part of our brain that helps with empathy.

Are You Suffering From Empathy Deficit Disorder? It's possible that you're among the large number of people who suffer from EDD. No, that isn't a typo -- I don't mean ADD or ED. It's EDD, which stands for " Empathy Deficit Disorder. " I made it up, so you won't find it listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Zero Degrees of Empathy. The Moral Molecule. Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science.

Mirror Neurons. Mirror Neurons PBS air date: January 25, 2005 ROBERT KRULWICH: Hello again. Empathy Circles - Lidewij Niezink, PhD. Empathy Circles: Building a Culture of Empathy In 2012 I joined forces with Edwin Rutsch of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion. Edwin is building an Empathy Movement and together we have developed Empathy Circles as a hands-on instrument in building a culture of empathy. Most materials are available through this site. In the circles we go through different stages of empathy: Self-empathy, mirrored (emotional) empathy, reflective empathy, imaginative (perspective taking) empathy and empathic arising.

Empathy Library. RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection. RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy. RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. Jeremy Rifkin: 'Empathic Civilization': When Both Faith And Reason Fail, Stepping Up To The Age of Empathy. While our radio talk shows and 24-hour cable TV news programs incessantly play off the political rift between conservative and liberal ideologies, the deeper conflict in America has always been the cultural divide between faith versus reason.

At the dawn of the modern market economy and nation-state era, the philosophers of the Enlightenment challenged the Age of Faith that governed over the feudal economy with the Age of Reason. Theologians and philosophers have continued to battle over faith vs. reason ever since, their debates often spilling over into the cultural and political arenas, with profound consequences for society. Today, however, at the outset of a global economy and the biosphere era, a new generation of scientists, scholars, and social reformers are beginning to challenge some of the underlying assumptions of both the Age of Faith and the Age of Reason, taking us into the Age of Empathy. What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

Empathy Is Actually a Choice.