There are three basic ways to evaluate a listener’s response for its empahic accuracy:
As a listener, the usual goal is to be as consistently interchangeable as possible. When you try to be additive, it means you run the risk of being subtractive. And being subtractive can derail the speaker and cause a real setback. Research shows the clients of therapists who are consistently interchangeable get better at a high rate. In contrast, clients of therapists whose overall level of empathy is subtractive either deteriorate or improve at the same rate as people who want to see a therapist and do not!
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