The Development of Empathy

Empathy doesn’t come naturally if you had to learn empathy by being taught it through the relationships that you had with your parents or carers, and the manner in which they demonstrated empathetic behaviors. Empathy is nurtured very early on in life. nature gives the mother through her physiological changes and the maternal instinct, the ability to support the child’s empathetic development. imitation helps to create the child parent bond in the first few months, a very young child learns to recognize and show preference for its mother’s voice, and can understand and react to her emotional state. From this basis, you begin to recognize emotions in others. And as this automatically signals your own emotional circuits, you copy what you see. I having empathy you learn how to integrate into social groups, those of your family, friends and other people. As a human being, you are social animal. When you model empathetic behaviors, others are more likely to adopt these behaviors themselves. This can become quite an influential force in the regulation of emotions, and in building relationships throughout life. Empathy, the sensing of another person’s feelings allows for rapport. Empathy is an individual ability, one that resides in each person. But Rapport can only arise between people as it evolves and becomes more prominence through their interactions.