In Intercultural Conflict Situations, Empathy Is Needed!

Empathy is intercultural communication that professional practice shows that empathy plays the most important role in effective and successful intercultural communication base and success factor. But what is empathy? The word empathy comes from the ancient Greek and, strong, passionate feelings. Indeed, If you feel scared, angry, upset, sad or wonderfully happy, is not open to rational arguments. So who has empathy, not to talk out his feelings to his counterpart with logically undeniable arguments. General this is empathy, not necessarily only in direction of solace, support in grief and worry, as it is often understood at first glance. Empathy rather extends to the wide field of \”Understanding\”. One also includes outside intimate conversations between two people, of which perhaps a particular problem complained, others and to understand their motivation in everyday life.

This implies in practice including the understanding of vanities, personal hobbyhorses, and certain behaviors such as validity addiction, Profiliergehabe, self-righteousness, to have arrogance or similar. While never necessarily meant that you approve something also with understanding. But it is in the sense of empathy and perception of your empathy which has already sense that you \”understand\” or try to understand what motivates others, motivate others and influenced.Empathy means to tune in to the feelings of others. But how to do that? What one thinks, I can see maybe on his words if he is openly expressed. But what he feels? How do I understand emotions that neither of us can put into words? The code of courtesy of our culture built another hurdle. Although, it has rituals, expressing sympathy and condolences in the bereavement. But without relying on the feelings of the other to engage in.

Still applies: who is blatantly flaunting his feelings, showing weaknesses and is vulnerable. We’re pulling out in moments of uncertainty in protective silence. And have inhibitions, another suffering from mental to too tightly on the Pelle with unabashed questions. We respect his psychological barrier and leave him with his grief alone.

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