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Word of the Month: EMPATHY

THE WORD OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY IS:  EMPATHY

empathy

Empathy– Not only understanding, but feeling another person’s experiences and emotions.

  • Sympathetic towards someone else’s circumstances
  • Able to accept another person’s situation and care how it may make them feel
  • Curious about other people
  • Listen to what is really going on with someone so as to understand their situation
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