Episode 1: Nonviolent Communication, Part I

For our first foray into the wide world of Dev Empathy, we’re reading Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall B. Rosenberg. It describes splitting our communication into distinct layers: observations, feelings, needs, and requests.

After some initial reflections on the book, we moved on to discuss:

  • 16:00 Value Judgments vs. Moral Judgments
  • 35:04 Using Positive Action Language
  • 53:09 “Have to” vs. “Choose to”
  • 1:04:26 Is NVC realistic? Does it make us sound insincere?
  • 1:17:00 How can we apply NVC in daily communication, especially written communication?

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