Empathy is a key mechanism forming the template we use to evaluate our relationships. The blueprint for this template forms as brai
While genetics provides necessary information for this system to function, the environment around us turns those genes on and incorporates the rest of the blueprint. From the physical/emotional/
Dr. Lindsay C. Gibson’s (2015) observations have been extremely helpful to me. She found that children who develop emotional intelligence have been given the opportunity to observe others behaving with empathy. Parents who long for children who are responsive to them will provide empathy that makes the child feel safe, seen, understood, and enjoyed. Comforting, laughing, and playing with children provides them space to reflect on their actions and grow in emotional intelligence.
Gibson noted that realistic and reliable children mirror others being consistent, working with reality rather than blaming others, and demonstrating an ability to feel and think at the same time. Children experiencing others w
Recognizing that relationship misfires may be due to our faulty templates is one step toward emotional growth. We have hope, too, because human brains
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