“It isn’t intellect that connects us to other people; it is feeling.” — Charles Fowler

You are quick to respond if people become unhappy or upset. You seldom ignore the feelings or reactions of other people. This is especially true when those feelings or reactions are negative. That is when people are most likely to disconnect or behave in unexpected ways, thus making it much more difficult for you to predict events or manage the situation. This does not mean that you necessarily change decisions or modifies circumstances to appease people or to prevent their becoming upset. Rather, it means that you respond immediately to the feelings and reactions. Whether they were anticipated or not, the feelings and reactions are there and represent the current iteration of reality for you. It’s the here-and-now and thus needs and gets your immediate attention.