Empathetic Character Trait

Your empathetic character trait gives you the power to understand someone's emotions and perspective; as if to put yourself in their shoes and share in their feelings. This ability allows you to build strong relationships, often based on mutual respect, trust and loyalty. The power of your empathy can be used effectively in your personal and professional life; as it helps to improve your interpersonal skills, and regulate your emotional response to stressful situations. When you understand more about the situation, the people involved, and their perspectives (including your own); your empathetic character trait can help you to constructively navigate the different perspectives and the emotions behind them to resolve disputes in a healthy and productive manner.

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    Learning and Education

    Your empathetic character trait allows you to better learn and understand the people you meet; by attentively listening and curiously asking questions regarding all they share about their experiences and feelings.

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    Work and Career

    Your empathetic character trait allows you to build strong interpersonal connections at work and this helps to develop and maintain better communication, and effective collaboration; allowing you to be more productive.

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    The understanding nature of your empathetic character trait helps you to engage and communicate more effectively. So if there's an issue, your ability to understand another's feelings and perspective helps to resolve it.

Empathetic Quotes

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” – Barack Obama

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” – Maya Angelou

"If you look into someone’s face long enough, eventually you’re going to feel that you’re looking at yourself." – Paul Auster

"I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person." – Walt Whitman

"Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms." – Sterling K. Brown

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." – Leo Buscaglia

"Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own." – Barbara Kingsolver

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." – John Joseph Powell

"Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?" – Marcus Aurelius

"Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss." – Anderson Cooper

"No one reaches out to you for compassion or empathy so you can teach them how to behave better. They reach out to us because they believe in our capacity to know our darkness well enough to sit in the dark with them." – Brene Brown

  • Empathetic Action Design True Mydentity


    The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action, and share your powerful empathy to comfort others.

  • Empathetic Bold Design True Mydentity


    The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your empathetic character trait to be used toward others.

  • Empathetic Core Design True Mydentity


    The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be empathetic.

  • Empathetic Reflection Design True Mydentity


    The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your empathetic power is clearly stated in the mirror for you.