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When I was young and eager to make use of my newly acquired design skills, I searched for freelance gigs online. I thought highly of my skills, and got annoyed by the low prices some companies were offering for design work.
One particular low-ball offer offended me so much that, in an act of vigilance, I sent the company an email to teach them a lesson. Among other things, I ridiculed them for thinking they could get an “aesthetically pleasing website” design for so little money.
Their response surprised me. My young and wishful mind expected them to admit that yes, they are being unfair, and they did not realize how much work was involved in designing a site, and they are sorry. Instead, they said:
A social psychologist would say the younger me lacked a skill called perspective taking. It’s the ability to understand another person’s goals and frame of mind during social interactions, especially in negotiations and business communication.