How To Manage Conflict When Your Default Defense Mechanism Is Cutting People Off

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Have empathy

When you have a disagreement with someone you care about, it’s important to try to understand things from their perspective. According to Berkley’s Greater Good Magazine, empathy is defined as “the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.” Empathy is essential to building and sustaining healthy relationships.

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