How can I fake empathy?
December 11, 2013 4:47 PM Subscribe
I just started a new job last week and am in a workplace with only one other person. She was crying the other day and it turns out her father was just diagnosed with brain cancer.
posted by Literaryhero to Human Relations (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, I really don't know this lady and even if I did am not an empathetic person. How can I pretend to be concerned and supportive with the least amount of effort and time? I would prefer not to talk in detail about her personal problems, but I feel like I shouldn't just be ignoring her since we do have to work together.