empathy exercise - know her yet or to see from her...

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After thinking for a while, it occurred to me that I may have misjudged a girl named Krissy at my work. I’ve only met her a few times but she came off to me as a spoiled little girl who only has a job so she doesn’t get bored. She’s always wearing designer clothing and never seems to “work” while at work. She text messages her friends on her iPhone and complains about how she wishes her parents would buy her a bigger condo or a new car. It’s hard for me to imagine my snap judgments about her being wrong but if I found out that they were, I would change my opinion. I know it’s my fault because I haven’t gotten a chance to
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Unformatted text preview: know her yet or to see from her perspective. I don’t know what her family life is like or if she pays any of her own bills. Maybe I’m right about her and maybe I’m not. I should make the effort to start a conversation with her, find out who she really is and what her life is like. That’s the only way to create opinions about people, to find out the facts and not just go on what you see or assume. There’s a very real possibility that we could find some common ground and even become friends....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2010 for the course UOP psy220 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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