Empathy is a competency that allows you to read people. Who is supporting whom? Who is pissed off, and who is coasting?
There are some meanings for pissed off in Longman Dictionary:
- to annoy someone very much
- to go away – used especially to tell someone to go away
- used to say no or to refuse to do something
I think the third is correct but I am not sure.
So, Could you please help me?
The full text is here:
So how do we fi x meetings so they are more enjoyable and produce more positive feelings? Sure, invite the right people, create better agendas, and be better prepared. Those are baseline fi xes. But if you really want to improve how people work together at meetings, you’ll need to rely on—and maybe develop—a couple of key emotional intelligence competencies: empathy and emotional self-management. Why empathy? Empathy is a competency that allows you to read people. Who is supporting whom? Who is pissed off, and who is coasting? Where is the resistance? This isn’t as easy as it seems. Sometimes, the smartest resisters often look like supporters, but they’re not supportive at all. They’re smart, sneaky idea killers. Carefully reading people will also help you understand the major and often hidden confl icts in the group.