Interpersonal Skill And Empathy Are Not Mutually Exclusive:

Emotions, Empathy, and Interpersonal skill: 

Emotional You; Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence means being able to recognize, label and manage your emotions and feeling. It is also having the ability to recognize the effects and moods of those around you and responding to them appropriately. Emotional intelligence endows humans the ability to use information like a compass allowing individuals to navigate and cope with internal and external stimuli.  I have gravitated towards this resolve that empathy and interpersonal relationship skills are necessary for the development and maintenance of positive working relationships and increased emotional intelligence.


Empathy is the ability to discern other people’s emotions, combined with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling; in other words, being able to place yourself into someone else shoes.

Interpersonal Relationships: 

The nature and duration of relationships vary from work, church, family, friends, and intimate connections. Relationships can be short term, long term, or enduring and are influenced by laws, ethics, social norms, and mutual agreements.
Building stronger relationships 

Interpersonal Skills: 

Interpersonal skills during the process of socialization are of the utmost importance. Interpersonal skills facilitate the development, maintenance, and strengthening of positive working relations. It is my belief that people with strong interpersonal skills are more likely to be successful than those with poor interpersonal skills in their professional and personal lives. Therefore, I have come to this resolve improving interpersonal skills promote greater emotional intelligence.
stress in a Relationship
Know your significant other's needs

Eight interpersonal skills that I think are important: 

  • Empathy
  • Communication:
  • Conflict resolution: 
  • Problem Solving: 
  • Stress management
  • Work etiquette: 
  • Knowing your significant other's likes and dislikes, needs, desires, ambitions, and goals:  
  • Knowing organizational goals, objectives ethics, values, and history:

The majority of the decisions we make are influenced by our emotional disposition; therefore, it stands to reason that by learning to manage one's emotions effectively; individuals increase the likely hood of making a rational decision, and become more skilled at problem-solving. 

Being in tune with the emotions of others is advantageous; for example, being able to sense when a coworker or your significant other is angry and needs time to themselves, and coming to the resolve to back off and give them space could make the difference between having a good day or a bad one.    

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Author: Gregory M. Green is the author of various topics in the Social Sciences section of Inveigle MagazineHe writes on informative topics that bring awareness to the world. We are so pleased to have him as a part of Inveigle Magazine's Team. Follow us @Inveiglemagazi1 View more articles by Gregory M. Green

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