Have you ever encountered someone asking you the difference between two commonly used words and get frustrated or confused because you don’t know the answer? Well, there are words that seemed to be synonymous but not at all. Let’s check some words and compare it.
Assertive and Aggressive
Assertive – claiming a right, being firm, but polite
Aggressive – claiming a right, being firm, but impolite
Effective and Efficient
Effective – accomplish task according to the desired result, disregarding time and effort
Efficient – accomplish task according to the desired result, faster and with less effort
Empathy and Sympathy
Empathy – feeling with the person, sharing one’s feeling and understanding it
Sympathy – feeling for the person, recognizing one’s feeling and agree with it
If you were able to observe the words above it does not only teach you its difference but the traits that a person should have. You must be assertive, efficient and empathic to build a stronger relationship with the people around you and for you to value more of your time and effort.