7 Steps to Show Empathy

By: Claire Funston

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Step 1

Listen attentively to what the other person is saying

Step 2

Let your body language convey empathy.
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Step 3

Reflect upon what the other person just said
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Step 4

Validate the other's emotions; immediately agree with what the other person just said.
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Step 5

Offer personal support
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Step 6

Engage the other person in a partnership
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Step 7

Show respect whenever possible
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