Professional Development

31 - Social competencies I
The concept of empathy includes understanding others, the ability to perceive another's feelings, from the other's perspective, and show a genuine interest in the other's worries and anxieties. It also includes showing your concern for another's development, to identify the other's training and study needs, and the ability to design development strategies for that person; the ability to be service-oriented, by anticipating, identifying and meeting clients' needs. This concept also comprises one's skills in being able to take advantage of diversity or being able to create opportunities through different types of people and, finally, to have political sensitivity, that is, to be able to read emotional currents within groups and their relation to power.