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Dirty Tricks of Psychology for Mind-Reading and the Roots of Empathy

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Let me tell you an interesting story you no doubt will relate to. One day I was walking the golf course, caddying for my older brother Nathan, a professional golfer, who was playing a regional qualifier for the Australian Open. He started the day strongly with a few shots under par, but the turning point came on the eleventh hole when he hit a bad two-iron from the tee on a par 4. Being a left-hander, he pulled the golf ball left where it ended out-of-bounds. Following that eradicate shot, his quality of play did not improve for the remainder of the day.


At the end of the round, he had failed to qualify for the national tournament by two shots. In the clubhouse where we had a drink, we talked about what he did well and what he could have done better. “I was surprised by the quality of your chip shots and game around the greens,” I remarked. “Everything went within 2 meters of the pin.” Not to concerned about the disappointed day, Nathan replied, “Yeah, you’re right. My wedge game was strong today. Just…” to which I interrupted and said, “The eleventh 2-iron.” He echoed my words, “Spot on, the eleventh 2-iron.”


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Tom Camilleri's curator insight, February 22, 2015 11:34 AM

Empathy or convergence? I think the latter as the caddy had gathered technical data by observing the game.

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The Happiness Project: 9 Questions To Ask About Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip.

The Happiness Project: 9 Questions To Ask About Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

This post show you an interesting way to interest you to other people. Here it's about a traveler, but this kind of "interview" can be used in other situations as well!

 

One of my resolutions is to Enter into the interests of other people's lives. When you think of people getting along harmoniously – whether in a family, or among friends, or in an office – people make an effort to enter into the interests of each other’s lives.

 

My friend Michael Melcher (author of the terrific book The Creative Lawyer -- which isn't just for lawyers) pointed out to me an area where this is often an issue: with travels. It's quite common for people to come back from big, life-changing trips, and feel let down because no one seems very interested in what they saw or thought or experienced...

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