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Learning Curve: 5 things that block empathy
Episode 3022nd June 2020 • The Big Self Podcast • Big Self School
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On this week's episode, Chad and Shelley explore empathy. Why is it on the decline when it was a trendy topic throughout the past decade? Why should we practice empathy in the first place? What gets in the way of us building empathy, even when it's something we say we want?

We explore these questions and more from our home studio in quarantine. As always, thanks for tuning in, subscribing, and leaving us a review!


0:21 Chad opens up the podcast by introducing the concept of empathy.

3:42 As the expert, Shelley starts diving a little deeper into what empathy really is and why it's hard to practice in our culture.

9:32 We're discussing 5 empathy blocks today. The need for certainty is number one.

15:25 Shelley introduces empathy block #2: over-empathizing.

17:27 The need to manage your own anxiety comes in as our third empathy block.

20:37 Empathy block #4 is the need for agreement

24:51 Our last empathy block is the need to live in your head.

27:43 We've discussed these 5 empathy blocks, now what do we actually DO with this knowledge?

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