Persuasion and empathy

Sometimes it’s more valuable (and human) to let persuasion take a back seat to empathy. Instead of trying to persuade someone of your point of view, first try sincere curiosity about how they see things.

As a bonus, seeking to understand before being understood increases the likelihood that we will be able to persuade anyways.

One thought on “Persuasion and empathy

  1. How does one publicly like or share this?

    (Unless that’s too much like persuasion over empathy?)

    I really enjoy your posts. Keep up the great work. Very Best, Laurel


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