Week 2: The love of your life tells you something you did triggered vulnerable feelings for them. Allow your defensive feelings to take your mindset to an episode of Law and Order. Continue reading Ways to Tell They’re Not ‘The One’ on the First Date: Tip Two
Does this feel familiar? “Addressing conflict (difference) frequently escalates to negative reactions or arguments. I frequently feel confused by people.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Conflict
Brain fertiliser: emotional self-awareness. Can we use jealousy to tell us about our own life goals rather than directing negative thoughts and feelings towards others? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Listen to Your Jealousy?
Cognitive empathy. Do differences in experience and learning explain a disagreement? Could accepting that difference in discussion help build understanding? Continue reading Brain Fertliser: Disagreement and Experiences?
Does this feel familiar? “People and situations consistently don’t match what I expect and I often feel surprised, disappointed, frustrated or disorientated by unexpected consequences.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Expectations
Critical thinking. A useful skill for choosing what influences us instead of influences choosing us without our awareness. Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Biased Media?
Ask a friend, what do they feel as actions of kindness? How does this differ to your perception? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Kindness?
The 1970s think tank, The Bee Gees’ questioned, ‘How deep is your love, how deep is your love?’. Outlined in this piece is a reflective exercise for any curious person to explore this about themselves. Some mixed pop-culture references inside. Continue reading Is it Truman Love? A Thought Experiment
Cognitive empathy: is reason alone enough? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Empathy Minus Imagination?
Convergent thinking… When there is one right answer. Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Convergent Thinking