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I’ve been meaning to say thank you so much for the nickname. Oh yeah, glad you like it. It was super easy to come up with. Father Joseph, Father Broseph, Father Bro, Father Brah. Bam! I mean attendance has shot through the roof since you did that.

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Dean Winchester + Emotional Intelligence (3/?)

This is empathy, and empathy is one of Dean’s greatest emotional strengths. Dean wanted to tell Ronald the truth about the shifter right from the start, instead of allowing him to believe he was crazy.  He didn’t want Ronald to believe he was crazy. But because Ronald didn’t know the truth, the situation escalated and a lot of people were put in danger. 

Given the chance, Dean does what he wanted to do in the first place: validate Ronald’s feelings and let him know he’s not crazy. That there really is something going bump in the night, just like Ronald believed. This show of empathy and kindness not only defuses a volatile situation, but also wins Ronald over and allows Dean to do his job. {2.12}