There are disadvantages to empathy. In some cases, too much of it causes a person to ironically be isolated emotionally. It may also be dangerous if the person is empathetic for a complete stranger, putting their emotions and physical state before confirming they are safe to be around. Empathy 's role in creativity is one where the benefits heavily outweigh the disadvantages throughout its use in the workplace, in the performing arts, in the workplace, and in schools. Dr. Rick Hanson defines empathy as a “feeling and understanding how it is for another person.” (2007, p.1).
Some of them are the following. One of the lessons showing that there is a Fog of war is when McNamara talks about empathize with your enemy. He says while the ambassador to moscow recommended Kennedy to take the soft message he also anticipated that Krushev would be more concerned with
At the beginning of his carrier, McNamara was fresh, wise, going out of the box advisor. Using his knowledge of statistics, mathematics, and philosophy increased effectiveness of air force. However, his blind belief in numbers and statistics made him less human, and it is obvious that some of humanity limits were crossed thanks to his conclusions and advisory. In the movie “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara” which is an interview with him, McNamara admitted openly that it was a mistake to use B-29 bombers with incendiary bombs against civilian population in Japan. What was confusing in his confession was that he never admitted that he was in charge and he was responsible for war crimes.
O’Brien and Kaplan make it painfully obvious, the only thing certain in regards to the Vietnam War, is uncertainty. The feeling of uncertainty is carried within these men. All soldiers wanted one thing, “Ultimately, trying to stay alive long enough to return home in one piece was the only thing that made any sense to them”. (Kaplan 1/8) In, The Things They Carried, O’Brien explains that all soldiers carried much more than equipment. The things these men carried were solid with weight and are able to be transported from one place to another by physically moving the object.
With respect to the counseling relationship, understanding through empathy is seen as a skill that can build rapport, elicit information, and help the client feel accepted (Egan, 2010; Neukrug&Schwitzer, 2006). Because empathy is seen as an important personal attribute as well as a critical skill to
The Fog of War: Breakdown Using Theories of International Relations Many influential leaders or people in positions of power make weighted decisions which could have a lasting impact on the world around them. When it comes to Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson during a 7-year term, the theory of Realism can explain his decision-making greatly, while Constructivism manages to explain a few decisions but to great and important effect. A few lessons from the documentary The Fog of War highlight his decision-making during a torrid time at the White House. One lesson in The Fog of War is entitled “Empathize with your enemy” (The Fog of War), in which he describes the need to view a
In times of disasters, tragedies, and accidents, people assimilate and allocate resources to helping those affected by it because they will gain just as much. Empathy is a psychobiological need to connect with others in strife, and by easing the other’s suffering, the pressure to alleviate their own feelings around the issue is resolved. In a civilization that encourages global aid, in societies that promote the “greater good”, empathy is a major force in the interactions between people, nature, and concepts. The ability to experience another’s sorrow personally as a means of connection provides complicated commentary on human nature. While an act of empathy can be considered selfless, it is the performer’s reasoning behind the action that defiles its purity through gain of social standing or psychological profit.
It proves to me that respect is reciprocal, and it is what I must earn as a good leader. It empowers me to give power to others, assisting them in achieving departmental goals since I am self-motivated, motivating others becomes easier through exhibiting excitement and enthusiasm. 2. MANAGEMENT This concept
Recognizing emotions in others. Empathy builds on emotional self awareness and is the fundamental "people skill". People who are empathetic are more attuned to recognize the emotions of others and to respond suitably. • Handling emotions. This describes the ability to have effective relationships and is also the ability that underpins popularity, leadership and interpersonal effectiveness.
We display our maturity, the objective behaviour. What if the problems emerge in our own situation? A leader with emotional maturity takes in to account the situation, circumstances and all the facts. He is able to manage a tough situation since he sees what is happening. He is aware that, likes and dislikes, anger and attachment, fascination or frustration do not change the facts.