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I Am Very Empathetic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 213 People

    Being Empathetic Has Its Challenges

    I am highly empathetic.  Even one of my college profs made note of it.  But it isn't a very easy trait...or gift because I am beginning to realize it as a gift...but it's not an easy one to have at times.  For example, at work when I am dealing with people with...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Love/hate

    I have a very Love/hate relationship with my ability to empathize with so many different people and their emotions. It has both it advantages but equal disadvantages... I guess some of the hatred comes from the reasons Why i'm empathetic. To have experienced all that emotion...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F May 6, 2011

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    And so are pals. Not all.

    But some. Thankfully.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    But Who Has Empathy For the Empathetic?

    I feel what other feel. I have the ability to put myself in others shoes, see the world from their eyes. This makes life difficult sometimes. I want to be a normal person, but normal people hurt other people unintentionally, and I can't, because I always see where I would hurt...
    PsychoBarbieDoll PsychoBarbieDoll 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    I can be understanding of people

    who are going through a hard time in life or feel lost.
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Jul 31

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    Empathetically Aware

    It actually wasn't too long ago when i realized how sensitive i have always been to people around me, how easily i can relate and understand. I have found that people often tell me i am so easy to talk to that they just spill everything on their mind. And though i am grateful...
    ChristineAnn ChristineAnn 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Being An Empathetic Person Is Beautiful.

    I honestly never even could put a name to what I was feeling before. I grew up in a negative environment (which we all know is toxic for an Empathetic), and I don't know that I would have had it any other way. Because of this, I now understand myself to be very lenient and...
    Nicci92 Nicci92 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    The Video Of The Lady Falling In The Fountain While Texting

    Hey, Empathetic People! I bet not one of you laughed.   "Oh, NO!"  You said to yourself,  "Is she alright?  She's up, good, but her knees!  And her clothes are all wet...She's wearing a coat, Its cold outside and she's so wet!  Oh,  find a bathroom!  Use the wall dryer...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    Looking For People Who Want To Change The World In Better

    Hey :) I'm looking for people who want to change this world in better, people who care about others, people who want to give and receive love. The idea is that we all come together and send positive energy to all the people. Anyone out there who wants to help? It doesn't...
    BlueDogAr BlueDogAr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    ~This is Part One in my series of posts~ Okay, If you haven't read my first post, titled "I am a Meta," then please do so now. Metas Are people with abilities that go beyond the...
    Pathosvk Pathosvk 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I am ready to settle down, get married, and start a family. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF I was born, raised, and educated in Cincinnati. I am an honest, loyal, optimistic, outgoing...
    MrRustyShackleford MrRustyShackleford 22-25, M Sep 18

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    Why I feel the need to announce this , I'm not sure lol . >.< This is becoming a bit pointless when the only things I read are people arguing over sexuality, religion, racism...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Hi Everyone, I am a 19 year old teen living in Singapore. I have been looking for different forums to share my story and i came across this website, and decided to give it a go...
    anonyny anonyny 18-21, M Aug 31

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    (1) My name is TheAverageIdiot. I have no name, at least on this site. (2) I have problems letting people close. (3) I go to the gym. (4) I don't want to know if you think I'm...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M Sep 1

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    I found this article online about highly sensitive people and their traits. It was a good read, explaining that being so tuned into others is definitely a positive. In a world full...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    About me: 1. I live in the USA 2. I am happily married 3. I have an awesome daughter 4. I have two beautiful granddaughters 5. I have one dog 4. I have four birds 5. I have...
    Apsenniel Apsenniel 70+, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I went out tonight and I met this couple and I thought they were married. Turns out they were best friends she's married and he's not they don't cross that line they do share their...
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I am an excellent mimic. Down to love and relationships. It has taken me a long time to really understand myself. What finally made it click is the absolute lack of guilt - ever...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 3

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    Please forgive me if this post is extraordinarily long. I'm well aware that anyone out there shouldn't be asked to sit through this, but I would really appreciate it if someone did...
    jojo2450 jojo2450 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Hi, i am Silvy, 30 yrs old, from Mexico. I just look for a person between 28 to 36 yrs old, to chat about anything (not even about my problems or yours, just ranting is fine), i...
    schmetterlingmx schmetterlingmx 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Why are people so fcked up. It makes everyone around them fcked up. Every single person has a reason why they are the way they are. And when I find that out about everyone it gets...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Sep 7

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    To shin, mayonaka 9-10-2014 Waking up at an odd hour of the night, I realize I just want to look at your face. Wish I could stare into your bottomless eyes, or even just glance...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I really, really wish that some people I know suffer from really sad grief and really hurtful emotional pain. I am a really nice person outwards and inwards and very kind to people...
    Icandoanything15 Icandoanything15 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I have a peaceful phlegmatic temperament, I found this description after taking an online personality test. It is me almost to the letter. It explains why I'm so forgiving and able...
    SignalSarge SignalSarge 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Ok, so I haven't been officially diagnosed with DID but this is the most active place for dissociative issues and I need some input. Hope I don't offend anyone. Thanks. Here goes...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    i'm a male in my 50's.... but according to that test, "Your Brain is 87% Female, 13% Male You have the brain of a girly girl Which isn't a bad thing at all You're empathetic...
    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Sep 12

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    Hello everyone, I just wanted to share an experience that I am praying is now ending. I am someone that could never handle too many emotions. I often feel overwhelmed very fast...
    mariashelly mariashelly 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I'm quite upset with my boyfriend right now. I wont discuss why with him because im not sure why myself. ive gone through and thought about it, and here's what ive come up with: i...
    WellUh WellUh 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    For nearly 10 years now I have loved the same man. My best friend. it has been a long, crazy, sometimes confusing, sometimes painful, and mostly amazing near decade for me. He has...
    sweetishkitten sweetishkitten 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    It is actually pretty horrible. I just dont know what it is!. So there are like 3 cashier girls, within a couple of weeks or so.. where I feel something, and I start thinking...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Sep 17

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    I hate fake smiling to strangers I do it because it is the way I want the world to be I don’t want to see sad faces I want so see people happy So I fake smile when I really am...
    leaves4 leaves4 22-25, M Sep 18

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    Yes this is going to be a rant story. I give others every consideration possible, and ask for very few in return, I have sacrificed my social life to spend more time with my dad...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Since I was complaining about my lack of inspiration, a friend recently suggested a topic I couldn't resist. He asked what I would be like if I were 130 pounds again like I was in...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Since I was complaining about my lack of inspiration, a friend recently suggested a topic I couldn't resist. He asked what I would be like if I were 130 pounds again like I was in...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Since I was complaining about my lack of inspiration, a friend recently suggested a topic I couldn’t resist. He asked what I would be like if I were 130 pounds again like I was...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Feminism helps me to find and to know myself. It energizes me, gives me strength, teaches me to love myself, to validate my own feelings and also to be more empathetic with others...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Growing up I suffered a lot of abuse from people a child should naturally be able to trust. I'm not comfortable discussing what I went through but I'm just going to say it was bad...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I started going bald when I was just 19. Just 19! Talk about luck! Thanks, genetics! For the longest time, it left me feeling like I would never be attractive or appeal to love...
    MagicKaiser MagicKaiser 18-21, M 1 day ago

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