Driving awareness to the importance of PosiWords in Positive communication.
We must balance our natural human wiring toward negative thinking. Our brains are naturally wired like velcro for negativity and teflon to positivity. So become a possibilitarian and see something good in every situation – is what we have to do! Say 100 PosiWords before letting that negative one creep in.
Cheers! ~ David Schmelzer PI Officer of PosiWords!
PosiWord of the week: EMPATHY
“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” — Oprah Winfrey
“The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” — Mehmet Oz
“True contentment comes with empathy.” — Tim Finn
em·pa·thy noun \ˈem-pə-thē\
Definition of EMPATHY
1: the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
2: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this
Examples of EMPATHY
He felt great empathy with the poor.
His months spent researching prison life gave him greater empathy towards convicts.
Poetic empathy understandably seeks a strategy of identification with victims … —Helen Vendler, New Republic, 5 May 2003
Origin of EMPATHY
Greek empatheia, literally, passion, from empathēs emotional, from em- + pathos feelings, emotion — more at pathos
First Known Use: 1850
EMPATHY (Concise Encyclopedia)
Ability to imagine oneself in another’s place and understand the other’s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. The empathic actor or singer is one who genuinely feels the part he or she is performing. The spectator of a work of art or the reader of a piece of literature may similarly become involved in what he or she observes or contemplates. The use of empathy was an important part of the psychological counseling technique developed by Carl R. Rogers.