Empathizers have remarkable powers of perception when it comes to other people.
With antennae up, they pick up on the needs and emotions around them, even when no one is saying anything. They also learn a person’s likes, dislikes, style, and personality quirks with ease—which makes them great stand-ins when the team is trying to build a relationship with someone and needs to find the right way in.
If this is your superpower
One downside of channeling other people’s perspectives so well is that it can make it harder for you to develop your own point of view. You may need to tune out what you’re sensing in others to turn up your own internal volume.
Your emotions are a great source of strength but they can also paralyze you when you need to take actions that others may not like. A teammate who is a Recalibrator or Decider can help bolster you.
If you’re working with them
Empathizers are deeply affected by the emotions of those around them. If an empathizer is having a hard time letting something go, you may need to spend some time talking it through before he or she can move on.
While Empathizers are great listeners, it can be fruitless to try to vent with them about someone else. Their very nature is to push you to see the situation from the other person’s point of view.