Synopses & Reviews
Discover the Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
Popular speaker and co-founder of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric has traveled the world researching and lecturing on the subject of empathy. In this lively, engaging book, he argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. Despite a focus on introspection, its the opposite what he calls outrospection” that we must develop in order to thrive in the twenty-first century. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues that we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one.
Through encounters with groundbreaking actors, activists, designers, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways making themselves, and the world, truly happier.
“Having spent the past decade studying empathy, I can say without hesitation that Roman's work is exactly what we need to bring this powerful concept off the pages and into our lives. Empathy
inspires with a unique combination of teaching, storytelling, and a serious call to action.”
—Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, author of the New York Times #1 Bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection
"Empathy explores the essence of human.... Inspiring, fascinating and helpful."
—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha's Brain
“Authentic relationships require us to see the world through the eyes of others. This engaging and insightful book helps us do just that.”
—John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“Where would humanity be without empathy? Our lives would be disconnected, our societies would fall apart. Growing planetary integration calls for us to pay more attention to this ancient mammalian capacity, and Roman Krznaric is our expert guide to explain how it works and how to fix the deficit that faces humanity today.”
—Frans de Waal, author of The Age of Empathy
"Informative and practical, Krznaric's techniques are easy to incorporate into daily life.... Useful advice that promotes a more contented, fulfilling lifestyle."
About the Author
Roman Krznaric is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, and advises organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britains leading lifestyle philosophers.