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To correct his/her thinking errors VS empathize his/her feeling

 
 
Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:23 pm
When someone tells you how bad he/she is feeling and there are distorted thinking errors in his/her mind which causes his/her bad feelings. You have two options. One is to correct his/her distorted thinking, one is to genuinely empathize his/her feelings. In order to help him/her, which is better?
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MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:56 pm
@stevenya,
They are not mutually exclusive.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 2 Oct, 2010 09:13 am
Listen to the person.

Then gentlely say, "I don't remember it that way. Can I share with you how I remember the events?

There's his version, your version, then there is the truth.

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NoOne phil
 
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Reply Sat 30 Oct, 2010 11:57 am
@stevenya,
A wise man once said that we must first remove the obstruction from our own eye before we imagine that we are doctors.
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