6 Interpersonal MO.O.N.: Empathic-interactive

6.1. Empathy: between China and the West, a collaborative aspect

Developing the interpersonal MO.O.N. skills in companies begins with identifying where they are useful, that is, where their C.U.P. is the most consistent. In contrast to what is most often written, this MO.O.N. is not an “intelligence” of the relation, first because relation is a Greek concept whose foundation is justice and geometry (relatio, relation between, fixed, immobile structure, such as the wall in relation to the ground) and second because it is not the “relation” that is “observed” but the symbols that refer to it: a wedding ring (the circle, symbol of the immutable), a manager’s office (symbol of territory), a diploma (symbol of legitimacy and social recognition), a contract (symbol of legal commitment by law) or an account on a social network (symbol of one’s life/place in a social network). This natural method of operation has a purpose of promoting, fluidifying and understanding interactions not only between humans, but also between humans and animals and even between humans and the environment. Each MO.O.N., as mentioned above, is organized around a specific computational mode, a core component allowing the operating mode to be deployed. Here, the core component is empathic-interactive.

Let us address the (now ambiguous) question of empathy. The word is historically composed of em- (in-), “inside” and pathos (pathy) “what one feels”. This didactic ...

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