Empathy | StrengthsFinder theme

People exceptionally talented in the Empathy StrengthsFinder theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations.

You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective. You do not necessarily agree with each person’s perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person’s predicament — this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand. This instinctive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings — to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.

The genius of Empathy talents lies in the emotional depth of the relationships you’re able to form with others. People feel understood by you and seek your company.

The genius of your Empathy StrengthsFinder theme involves your ability to form high quality, deep, personal understanding and relationships with others. You have an unusual and beautiful ability to feel what it feels like to be another person. You can often feel what someone else feels without them saying a word. As a result, you can form very close, intimate relationships with people. The genius of Empathy has profound effects on others because they feel so deeply understood. Many people feel like they come away healthier and more at peace after being in your presence because your understanding of people goes beyond the words they can find to express themselves. While it may be hard on you to hear the pain of others, they will feel deeply indebted to you because you can understand them at such profound levels. The genius of Empathy makes you a great lover of other people and they are fortunate to have you as a friend.



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