Why do different personalities relate to others in different ways? And why are certain types empathetic in some ways and not in others?
In this video I explore the four different styles of relation, and present the advantages and disadvantages of each specific method.
While it is possible to go through life using only one of these relation styles, this is far from optimal – some situations require one form over another, and any personality type can with training acquire each specific form of relation.
Empathy is not a rare trait, nor is it a weakness – through the relation of self to others we not only acquire a deeper understanding of the world around us, but also find and shape our place within it.
Empathy is strength.