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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success by Karl Albrecht

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Chapter 6. "E" STANDS FOR EMPATHY

"When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England."

A woman when asked her impression of English statesmen Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone.

The "E" factor in the S.P.A.C.E. model represents Empathy. This dimension invites you to look at how truly aware and considerate you are of others' feelings. Are you able to tune in to other people as unique individuals? Do you show that you're willing and able to accept them as they are, for what they are? The usual connotation of being empathetic means to identify with another person and appreciate or share his or her ...

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