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Empathy and (Film) Fiction, by Alex Neill - ... He states that “with sympathetic response, in feeling for another, one’s response need not reflect what the other is feeling, nor indeed does it depend on whether the other is feeling anything at all”. In contrast “in responding empathetically to another I come to share his feelings, to feel with him; if he is in an emotional state, to empathize with him is to experience the emotion(s) that he experiences” (Neill, 247). The scrupulous analysis of similar studies on the empathy-sympathy differentiation conducted by other writers, scholars and film critics leads Neill to the idea that the logic of the people who experience sympathy remains emotionally conscious of their privacy, whereas people who experience empathy completely forget their own personal existence by sharing the feelings of the characters....   [tags: Analysis, Empathy and Sympathy]
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On Empathy - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as: "The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place and understand the other's feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the early 20th century, equivalent to the German Einfühlung and modelled on "sympathy." The term is used with special (but not exclusive) reference to aesthetic experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 2855 words
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Spiritual Empathy - Spiritual empathy is to be able to feel and understand what another person is feeling or trying to communicate. As social workers, we work with clients who are going through a life crisis. A life crisis would be anything that threatens the clients well being. Stress and anxiety can lead to health problems and damaging dysfunctional behaviors. To best serve our clients we have to show spiritual empathy. Spiritual methods of therapy are controversial among workers in the health field including social workers....   [tags: Social Work]
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empathy and sympathy - On Tuesday 6:30am an old friend of my mine that I knew for 20 years in NY, past away due to a heartatach, it was a shock to my self and all his family. I flew out to New York, trying to put my self together as it just hit me I will never see him again or hear his remarks about my way of life. All of the sudden I realized if I feel like that how will his children feel, how will there stepmother feel, and I remember yes they just lost their mom few years ago and now their dad. I started feeling sorry for them....   [tags: essays research papers] 414 words
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Quality Healthcare Includes Empathy - Quality Healthcare Includes Empathy A man walks into an emergency room with an intense pain in his abdomen. He is hoping to find a doctor who knows how to treat him. The doctor enters his room and begins robotically palpating his abdomen, showing no hint of recognition for the pain he is in. The man begins to ask himself, “Does this doctor care that I am in extreme pain?” He then wonders, “If he doesn’t care that I am in pain, how motivated can he be to ease my pain?” This might seem like a silly question....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Empathy and Why it is Important in Education - Empathy and Why it is Important in Education Empathy is the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what that person is feeling (Pink, 2006). Rather than simply sympathizing, empathy enables us to put ourselves into the shoes of another and actually feel what they are feeling. This vicarious sense allows us to better understand people and their experiences. Understanding others and their experiences is vital in education. Whether dealing with different races, religions, sexes, etc., empathy provides us with an avenue to widespread understanding of others that even language cannot....   [tags: psychology, teaching] 1930 words
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Empathy Vs. Compassion - Often when using the words of empathy and compassion, many people envision them as having similar meaning. While they may share similar circumstances, they are actually quite different. Empathy is more of an emotional response with an understanding of a person’s particular situation; whereas compassion is an emotion that arouses an active response to alleviate a distressful situation. Nevertheless, these dissimilar expressions are paramount in the way people respond to the individual needs of others and how they reach out to others in their local communities....   [tags: Psychology] 1278 words
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Lack of Empathy V. Psychopathy - In the book, The Stranger, Merseault is convicted of first degree murder. During the questioning Merseault is indifferent about the murder. Lawyers note that Merseault feels no remorse towards his violent action and as a result of this, the jury finds Merseault guilty; the penalty is execution. The jury believes he is a danger to society and calls him a monster. Merseault lacks empathy; he is unable to recognize and respond to other people’s feelings (Baron-Cohen). However, this is not enough to state that Merseault is a danger to society....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust - Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust In Philoctetes by Sophocles, Odysseus commands Neoptolemos to abandon justice and base a relationship with Philoctetes on dishonesty to gain his trust and ultimately his bow. However, Neoptolemos acknowledges a similar burden plagues Philoctetes that becomes the basis of trust between them. Neoptolemos attempts to reconcile with Odysseus’ orders by stealing the bow and abandoning Philoctetes. Unable to fulfill the orders, Neoptolemos returns to Philoctetes indicating his commitment and his lack of trust with the Atreidai....   [tags: Literature Review] 1582 words
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The Distance of Empathy in Byron's "Manfred" - In his essay “On the Tragedies of Shakespeare,” Charles Lamb criticizes the theatrical performances of Shakespeare for providing an experience that inherently provides at worst, a misrepresentation or at best, a shallow representation of a particular character’s emotional depth. This is not to say that Lamb is necessarily criticizing bad acting, but rather he argues that the activities of acting and judging of acting raise “non-essentials” to an unjustified importance that is “injurious to the main interest of the play.” In other words, the viewer’s experience of watching a play is an experience inferior to a reader’s experience of reading the play....   [tags: Literature] 1130 words
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Correlation Between Masculinity and Empathy - Correlation Between Masculinity and Empathy Many psychological studies have been carried out over the years in the topic of personality, in aiming to grasp the type of factors that are involved in bestowing us the personalities that we hold. Most people will have probably come across various personality tests at some stage or another, which ask you lots of questions and then analyze your results in trying to categorize what kind of personality you've got. One of the most fascinating aspects of personality is the issue of gender roles in our personalities....   [tags: Papers] 1687 words
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History by Heart: Why Empathy Impedes Accuracy - Sources are essential when investigating events of the past. However, narrative texts are forces to be reckoned with, in constructing our own memories pertaining to history. We can be trained to analyze every last drop of a source if we are so driven, but the moment it starts to pull at our heartstrings, we may not be so bold. Instead, we often treat narrative texts as binoculars into the past, guiding our educational journey. Doubts of credibility or accuracy are given backseat status, as these sources tap into our empathetic human nature....   [tags: History]
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Faulkner's Ability to Draw Empathy From the Reader - “Dysfunctional families pervade Yoknapatawpa County” (Urgo 66). The ventures of the three key characters in Light in August lead to inevitable outcomes due to their families’ neglect. Each individual respectively has his own faults in life. However, it is a mixture of childhood negligence and happenstance which causes these characters to isolate themselves and commit negative acts. Undoubtedly, William Faulkner develops empathy through the trials of Hightower, Lena Grove, and Joe Christmas as they confront their families’ past actions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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charant Empathy for Characters in Sophocles' Antigone - Empathy for Characters in Sophocle's Antigone Sophocle's tragic play Antigone, written in 441 BC, is a theatrical piece of drama in which an audience is compelled to empathize with its character's. When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations. Antigone, Creon and Ismene all struggle with decisions that concern the laws of their city and the cosmic law of religion and moral judgement....   [tags: Antigone essays] 2244 words
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The Effects of Storytelling on Expressions of Empathy in Preschool Aged Children - The Effects of Storytelling on Expressions of Empathy in Preschool Aged Children The present study examined affective and cognitive empathy in preschool children. Seventeen children, ages three to five years, were given The Young Children's Empathy Measure to determine their understanding of empathy. Participants were then read a children's story and given the empathy measure again, to see if they expressed more empathy after hearing about a sympathetic protagonist. A second baseline score was obtained one week after the story was administered....   [tags: Papers] 2111 words
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An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape - An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape Methods: The study is a descriptive cross-sectional survey implemented to assess students' attitudes toward rape and empathy toward survivors of rape. A pilot study using 30 college students with a two-week interval was used to establish reliability of the ATR and RES. Subject's birth day, month, and first three digits of their phone numbers were used as identifiers for the retest portion of the pilot study. A two-tailed t test was performed comparing test scores across the 2-week interval....   [tags: Rape Journals Case Studies Essays] 3845 words
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Comparing Empathy in Blade Runner and Slaughterhouse-Five - Empathy in Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)and Slaughterhouse-Five        "What does it mean to be human?"  This is a question that is often asked in literary works.  Is it our intelligence that separates us from being like any other animal on this planet or is it something else?  Perhaps it is our ability to feel empathy for other humans and other forms of life.  If this is so, then how is it that we also have violence and wars where humans hurt and kill other humans?  How is it that humans can hurt animals without a second thought, if it's our ability to feel empathy that separates us from them?  Both Philip K....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride - Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Empathy for the Character Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Empathy for the Character Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare I believe deep down everyone has felt like they themselves where Hamlet. They can empathize with some of the emotions Hamlet was feeling, the grief and the sorrow, the abandonment and resentment. Not many carry their fantasy as far as Hamlet did. Shakespeare wrote of a man who had to face the great loss. Not the loss of his beloved father or of his lover Ophelia, but he lost himself in a world of make-believe where he could regain the control that he lost in his life....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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Empathy in Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children - Little Empathy in Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children Brecht is very successful in creating a form of drama where empathy plays little part. In The Good Person of Szechwan it would seem that every action and word is an attempt to alienate us and halt any identification one may chance to make. The indiscernible use of names for characters exaggerating the oriental sound of them is immediately noticeable i.e. 'Wang', 'Shin' 'Sun', 'Shen Te', 'Shu Ta', etc. There is also the use of language and intonation in relation to others revealing personality and social position, which comes in the form of oriental 'bows'....   [tags: Brecht Good Person Szechwan Essays]
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Looking at How Causation, Change and Empathy Can give a Better Understanding of the Past - Looking at How Causation, Change and Empathy Can give a Better Understanding of the Past The aim of this assignment is to look at how causation, change and empathy can give a better understanding of the past. The industrial revolution will be used as an example to assess what changes came about and the causal factors related to progress. I will also look at how the people felt about the changes and how the changes affected them. The industrial revolution was a series of dramatic changes that took place in Britain from 1750 to 1900....   [tags: Papers] 787 words
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Empathy and Social Change in To Kill a Mockingbird, Milk, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - ... When they went to Cal’s church, the children experienced a sort of culture shock, where they quickly realized how different their lives were from people like Cal, where for the first time they were the minority. They also realized that Cal “led a modest double life” (lee 142), where the way she acted around them, was different from the way she acted around those of her community. The fact that Cal could read and speak “correctly,” yet didn’t put herself above others that were illiterate, was interesting to Jem and Scout....   [tags: Milk, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner] 1513 words
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Empathy essay- my life as a slave (capture to the auction) - MY INTRODUCTION TO SLAVERY We don’t have the same limitations as other people of different tribes do. I am a free woman, or shall I say I was a free woman. I am the wife of our tribes chief –Jankay Boto, that’s where I got my surname, Boto. Before my marriage I was a Touray. My father, or Paupa, was the chief of the tribe Adance. The two tribes, Adance and Denkyira, my husband’s tribe, are in the same village, Juffure. The two tribes have been friends for as long as anyone can remember, I mean they have been friends for since like ever....   [tags: essays research papers] 3281 words
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How Noyce Creates Empathy for the Main Characters in the Film: Rabbit Proof Fence - Rabbit Proof Fence is a great film based on the real tale and experiences of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly, Gracie and Daisy, who were taken against their will from their families in Jigalong, Western Australia in 1931. The film puts a human face on the "Stolen Generation", an event which categorized links between the government and Aborigines in Australia for a lot of the 20th century. The opening sequence of the Rabbit Proof Fence introduces you to the Aboriginal people. The scene begins with white writing on a black background which informs us of the situation in Australia in 1931 and the effects it has had in Australia....   [tags: Phillip Noyce Cinematography] 838 words
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Therapeutic presence - Therapeutic presence The validity of the construct of therapeutic presence and the belief in the efficacy of therapeutic presence as a crucial component in psychotherapy has been accepted by many experts in the field of psychology (Miller, Kabat, & Fletcher, 1995). Subsequent the efficacious validation of presence, a movement began integrating mindfulness and the therapeutic presence (Miller et al., 1995). The articles being discussed will present how the integration of mindfulness and therapeutic presence has enhanced the ability of a therapist to be more empathic and present with the clients....   [tags: Psychology]
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - One of the most critical factors in creating “good” films is the approach in creating the emotional foundation of a story. Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing particular scenes in order to make the audience share the emotions, which main characters go through on the screen. Despite the fairly long history of film production, many scholars are still examining the issue of emotional responses to films. One of the investigators, Alex Neill, puts an edge on the question of two different types of emotional responses to the film fiction: empathy and sympathy, in his essay “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Investigating Gender Differences in Helping - Investigating Gender Differences in Helping Aim: To find out whether subjects will help opposite gender students faster than same sex helper would. Introduction: Altruism is a form of pro-social behaviour in which a person will voluntarily help another at some cost to themselves. The primary motivation for altruistic behaviour is seen as a desire to improve the welfare of another person rather than the anticipation of some reward or for any other reason that might indicate self-interest....   [tags: Papers] 1481 words
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Pro-social Behavior - Pro-social Behavior Includes behaviors such as Altruism, Cooperation, Generosity, Empathy, Respect, Civility. Ethical Principles are concerned with good and bad behavior. Rules governing appropriate interpersonal behavior form the basis for human culture. Pro-social behaviors refer to actions that are intended to aid or benefit another person or group of people without persons anticipation of external rewards. Also known as the concept of Altruism. Empathy Another reason that individuals engage in these helping behaviors is that they have Empathy for others....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing the alternative worlds of particular kinds and types. We might consider as a good example the techniques in which the contrast worlds are being embodied in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, and how, in that film, main character Joel Barish attempts to regulate his memories and not let them be vanished. While watching this film we unwittingly get involved into the alternate world of Joel’s memories. The integral aspect in the film’s successful portrayal of the parallel reality from the first sight seems to be related to the specific film shooting or editing technique; however, the philosophy of the film depends on the sequence of the film techniques and how the audience react to the particular scenes of the film and what emotions the film evokes in them....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Empathizing in Art - In this paper, I plan to provide a complete discussion of empathizing with fictional feelings in the arts. There are two types of empathy that we discussed; fictional and witnessed. With witnessed empathy we respond with empathy to an emotional experience that actually occurred. Empathy does occur, but it is not in response to an emotional experience that occurred and not witnessed. Witnessed empathy deals with being present at one occurrence and witnessing that emotion, the emotion in subject is that of an actual emotion, you can respond empathically....   [tags: Philosophy] 555 words
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My Goal As a Counselor - It is quite remarkable to see the skills I have learnt put into action with individuals I encounter in my every day dealings. By implementing the basic counselling skills learnt, it has aided me in being a better person and also laid the foundations for my future career. Many skills were used in a variety of situations in the past quarter of a year, however, only a brief description of a few will be discussed below. It is simpler to learn a core skill from a textbook however it is more complex to apply that skill in practise; every individual is different and so are each of their issues....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1653 words
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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work - Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Traits of an Effective Counselor - Counselor characteristics are also an important part of the therapeutic dynamic. As the case study demonstrates, the professional counselor began with a good rapport and empathy. I believe the session was effective because the client and the counselor worked together with re-evaluating how the client was going to improve his circumstances. In this case study, the counselor establishes a good relationship and empathy with the client, which allows him to be completely honest about his thoughts and feelings....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Roger’s Theory as compared to that of Ellis’ Theory - Anderson (n.d) states, “Carl Rogers, a pioneering psychotherapist and the most influential psychologist in American history was one of the most prominent people of his time.” Rogers’ ideas and practices brought about a change in the school of humanistic psychology. What he learned in philosophy and philosophy of education influenced his personal life experiences which led him to a revolutionary of theory of therapy (Corsini, 2011 p. 148). According to an electrical resource, Client –centered therapy is a form of talk psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in 1940s and 1950s (“PCT”, n.d.)....   [tags: Psychology, Therapy] 957 words
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Nursing Coat of Arms - Nursing is a profession whose focus is not only to care for the physical aspects of an illness but also to integrate the psychological, spiritual, and social aspects of the client’s life into their care. The values of the nursing profession are based upon the teachings of Florence Nightingale; a pioneer of the nursing profession. Nursing is not only based on scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice, but also on a foundation of moral values that help provide the client with the most humane care possible....   [tags: Health Care]
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Love in the Family - Love in the Family "Ooooh, I love myself" When someone says this sentence you tend to feel that this guy is selfish and above all arrogant. But not at all, somebody should start to love himself he would eventually start to respect himself and then he can feel the same for the people of his immediate surroundings that is his family. Now what would happen if someone does not have this feeling of love and respect for himself. Such a person would have nothing else but negative thoughts towards himself and consequently towards his surroundings, and there is no closer surroundings than one's own family....   [tags: Papers] 1125 words
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The Success of Experiential Activities - The 30-hour Famine Camp and Dialogue in the Dark (DiD) are both activities that use experiential learning. For the Famine Camp, participants experience what it is like living in a poverty-stricken country; for DiD, they experience life without sight. However, while they have similar aims, the different approaches taken by the Famine Camp and DiD lead to varying degrees of success. The 30-hour Famine Camp is a camp organised by World Vision Singapore, targeting 15 to 18-year-olds. Campers fast for 30 hours, while engaging in activities that either simulate the lives of those in poverty-stricken countries or increase their understanding of those who live in such environments....   [tags: Social Studies]
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How to Recognize and Respond to Hallucinations and Delusions - Hallucinations and Delusions are the hallmark symptoms of psychosis. A person in psychosis experiences reality very differently from the general population. The juxtaposition of a person in psychosis and a person not in psychosis often leads to feelings of great discomfort, fear, confusion, and stress for both parties. Whether from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, brain injury, or the increased use of drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, experiencing these symptoms in some form is not entirely uncommon....   [tags: Mental Health ] 962 words
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Strength of the Family Unit - The family unit is a basic source for strength to people around the world. Although more individuals are living alone today than ever before, many adults are beginning to see the true benefits of remaining within the power of numbers. The next several paragraphs will discuss the positive points of family life through encouragement, compassion, understanding and reliability. By and large, the biggest advantage of a family is availability of emotional support. When life is overwhelming, loved ones can help carry the burden of everyday problems, in order to give strength to face the challenges of tomorrow....   [tags: Family Values, Child Development]
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John Elder Robinson's Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome - Asperger syndrome belongs to a group of childhood disorders commonly known as pervasive developmental disorders or PDD's. The disorder is recognized as a less severe case of autism. Children who have the disorder have a difficult time in social settings but excel in other areas of inteligence. The disorder is usually a lifelong struggle but has few cases where the patent recovers in adulthood. The disorder is not widely understood by the population but it is becoming a more well known disorder. There is currently no cure for this disorder....   [tags: Asperger syndrome, Aspergers, ] 1472 words
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Importance of Emotional Intelligence for a Leader in Today’s Business Consultancy Industry - Emotional Intelligence is said to be necessary to move beyond middle management, therefore it must be an essential soft skill for senior management (Chynoweth, 2009). Modern companies, such as Deloitte have taken a keen interest in EQ, and it has quickly become more apparent in managerial literature (Vigoda-Gadot & Meisler, 2010) for its potential of developing employees and helping them “reach the next level”. EQ theories and models were originally developed in the 70s and 80s by psychologists Howard Gardner, Peter Salovey and John Mayer, however it was with Goleman’s 1995 book ‘Emotional Intelligence’ that it rose to prominence....   [tags: Business Management]
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Active Listening in Effective Communication - Listening is a skill that requires active, rather than passive, participation to advance shared understanding and minimise misinterpretation. Lang, Floyd and Beine (2000) describe active listening as a skill that ‘focuses on attending to patients’ clues, ie, utterances and/or behaviors that are not explicit but may have special meaning and suggest unshared ideas, concerns, and expectations’. This essay will discuss how active listening strategies such as analysing and displaying non-verbal body language, clarifying meaning and accuracy, expressing understanding for the speaker’s feelings through empathy and silence contribute to effective communication by encouraging the speaker to convey his or her thoughts, building trust and relationships and by minimising misinterpretation between sender and receiver....   [tags: Communication ]
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