The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
Little Ray, the cat, always manages to worm his way into everyone’s heart—human or feline. Moving into a household with three people and seven other cats, he carefully observed each individual and found a way to get along.
Ray’s way of treating others with respect and appreciation always wins. His modus operandi is collaboration, strikingly different than other household cats who push their way to the food bowl or fridge. He’s willing to give and share and demonstrate another road to success.
It’s not to say that Ray’s a wimp. He has certain boundaries (“No, you may not look in my mouth”) along with a generous nature (“Sure, I’ll move so you can have the warm spot”).
Oh, excuse me, priorities are shifting. Ray is rubbing his cheek on the laptop screen.