In a world that places so much value on extroversion, it’s really fucking hard to survive.
The key is to do the best with what you have today.
We all love to talk about ourselves- it makes us feel validated and important. We like to talk about things we’ve accomplished our exciting things we’re going to be doing.
Giving empathy requires more listening than replying. Your presence is more important than your insight.
It helps you connect more deeply to the people you love.
Don’t assume you know what someone else is feeling – ask and be gently curious instead.