The up close and personal personalities that come through in mediation often hint at – if not directly demonstrate – ways people learned to manage and resolve conflict in their early years. We adults do not necessarily leave these coping manners behind, and they become most evident in the face of adversity.
Thanks to my bottomless curiosity about social interaction, I came across the organization, Roots of Empathy. Its philosophy resonated with what I’ve come to believe, and maybe you have, too – that empathy is essential to advancing social intelligence and engendering successful interaction.
It seems to be a movement that’s taking hold. If for no other reason than to satisfy your own curiosity, take a look.