PHILOSOPHISING ALERT. Skip this if it’s uncomfortable or boring for you. ABORT. ABORT. CLOSE WINDOW NOW Continue reading Note on ‘Stamp Collecting’
Does this feel familiar? “I often struggle to acknowledge what I like about myself- even just to myself- without a ‘but’, without confirmation from others or without an urge to ‘prove myself’ to others. People are frequently confusing to me.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Liking Myself
Does this feel familiar? “People frequently don’t understand me. I don’t understand why. I frequently feel confused by people”. Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Being Understood
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
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
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?
What’s your perception of judgement? Do you struggle with your own or others’? Living List: My Judgement is an exploration of what my own judgement tells me about my values. Continue reading Living List: My Judgement
An Insider’s Confessions: “I am always listening, caring, and valuing other people for who they are… This person talking to me about their lifelong boating passion is boring… What should I make for dinner? Hang on…” Continue reading How Can I Tell if I’m Being Valued for Myself? 1: An Insider’s Confessions