Empathy isn’t natural for everyone, but I have a way I like to test for it. I ask people to recount a conflict on the job. Then I ask them to describe what was going on inside the other person’s head. If they can explain why the other person wanted them to do something, that’s the sign of empathy — and a manager.
Author: David Loftesness
Source: First Round Review
Subjects: Hiring, Human Resources