After Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light Life & Love
373 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by ANA - AfterNarcAbuse from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

Machiavellianism, Manipulations and Empathy.

Machiavellianism, Manipulations and Empathy. | After Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light Life & Love | Scoop.it

Machiavellianism is a term used to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate other people for their personal gain.  The MACH-IV test is a twenty-statement personality survey that is n...

 

As I was contemplating writing this, I came across a story from Psychology Today, that was fascinating in its discussion of empathy as it relates to the Dark Triad, personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy, grouped together for their overlapping, negative characteristics. The common thread running through all three traits is low agreeableness and low empathy.

 

by solodialogue

 

 


Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ANA - AfterNarcAbuse from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed

An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed | After Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light Life & Love | Scoop.it

A recent study that examined the empathy levels of almost 14,000 university students between 1979 and 2009 found that students have become dramatically less empathic over the years, particularly since 2000.

In addition, narcissism, which correlates negatively with empathy, is on the rise amongst university-aged students. Narcissists, by definition, are extremely self-focused and tend to see other people in terms of their usefulness rather than true friendship—not exactly a recipe for empathy.


Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ANA - AfterNarcAbuse from Psychology and Brain News
Scoop.it!

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism-Narcissism

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism-Narcissism | After Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light Life & Love | Scoop.it

How ego-centered and self-absorbed have you become?


Via Dimitris Agorastos
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ANA - AfterNarcAbuse from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

Sara Konrath and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy

Sara Konrath and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy | After Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light Life & Love | Scoop.it

 

 Sara Konrath is Assistant Research Professor at the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan. Sara is the Principal Investigator of the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR) which is a research lab with a primary focus on the costs and benefits of empathy and related traits (e.g. emotional intelligence, narcissism) and behaviors (e.g. helping, caregiving).

She writes; "Imaginatively taking on another person's thoughts and identifying with their emotions are two habits at the core of empathy. In fact, empathy is not a fixed trait like having brown eyes or long fingers. Empathy is instead a delicate cocktail blending assorted elements of inborn aptitude, social conditioning, personal history, and practice and motivation.

The ability to empathize is like a muscle capable of growth, atrophy, disability, and even regeneration (think Scrooge). People have different innate capacities for building certain muscles, just as we have different incentives for being empathetic and experiences in honing our skills to empathize. For some people, empathy comes easily and naturally; for others, concerted effort is required to stretch our imaginations beyond ourselves."

We held an engaging two hour discussion about the nature of empathy and how to foster it.


Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:55 AM

Ah, yes, empathy is something that is missing today!

Bryan Kay's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:21 AM

I chose this resource to use for motivation or general ideas to become a better principal and educational leader.

 

School culture is an important part of the success for teachers and leaders. 

 

One thing my principal does well is build relationships. This makes me want to work harder and I have much more respect for her. I want to ensure I embody the same characteristics when I am a leader someday.