Perspective taking is a key part of emotional intelligence. How do you do it? Empathic imagination.
What might be going on for that person? And, what else? And, what else?
Imagine all the variety of things that might be going on for them. So. Many. Possibilities.
How many you can imagine and how well you can flesh out the possible worlds of other people can be an important factor in your own emotional development and mastery.
An empathic imagination allows you to find validity and truth in others actions, words, and views. And, thus, understanding, acceptance, and possible connection.
In turn, your empathic imagination allows you to validate your own emotional experience.
It’s a virtuous cycle: understanding yourself >> understanding others >> understanding yourself >> understanding others, etc.
It leads to connection, acceptance…. and love?
Flex and explore your empathic imagination to find out??? 🙂