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I Am Very Empathetic

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I should be more empathetic, but I'm not. When someone puts themselves in a very crappy situation and knows EXACTLY what they are getting into, I do not feel sorry for them. What...
    gottabebettertoo gottabebettertoo 31-35, F Jul 13

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    Lately, I'm constantly shifting between two "me" personalities. Most days I'm this shy, hurt, gentle, judgeless, and emotional, empathetic person. I feel things most can't...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Don't try to be empathetic! Be yourself. Be who you are! In all things speak the truth.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Empathetic people ... dreamers and idealists..., have this sort of accidental power. Most spend their early years ridden with self- doubt, insecurity and people pleasing habits...
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    1 I like anime/manga 2 I can paint sunsets and the night sky 3 I like taking pics of the sky 4 I love noodles 5 I'm not really sympathetic or empathetic 6 I can't really word...
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M Jun 22

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    I am currently dating a civilian contractor who is in the Middle East. Our relationship started nine months before he was sent. I have never dated anyone whose career hinged on...
    DharmaFrost DharmaFrost 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I was an ugly duckling growing up. I had big 80's glasses, an overbite, crooked teeth and acne. I hid my face behind long hair and didn't talk. I was painfully shy. I wore long...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I may bite if provoked :b and I may have my off days and such. But you'll never meet a more empathetic, sweet, more caring girl who is always willing to lend comfort, an ear...
    GracelessPoetess94 GracelessPoetess94 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I was to be a neonatal practitioner. I have the big, caring, empathetic heart.. But im not emtionally strong, i lack critical thinking skills, and i dont work well under pressure...
    wonderstar wonderstar 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I don't know, so my friend or ex friend or 4 day girlfriend HAS Ep and I honestly want to apologise to her for being such an *******. I want us to be friends again! I don't...
    TheUnknownBecomesKnown TheUnknownBecomesKnown 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I want to be a more feminine man. The whole idea of it just seems so right for me. I recognize my identity as a heterosexual male, but I think there's an even stronger feminine...
    Cmoor007 Cmoor007 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I am getting a divorce. The reason I know it's the right thing to do is that it feels right. I don't feel guilty, or indecisive, or wonder if there is anything left for me to do...
    aldsjkl aldsjkl 26-30 Jun 30

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    ever since I could remember I always felt different, growing up my family always said I was "special" or "different". A very unique child that is. Having constant dreams about...
    therealrisscay therealrisscay 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, my anxiety will always remain a 3 or 4. I have chosen to not allow depression and anxiety to take one more day. So I let it come...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 5

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    In October I had an abortion. I've gone through the stages of grief, though it was painful I understood it and so did others. But then there were the emotions and thoughts that I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    In October I had an abortion. I've gone through the stages of grief, though it was painful I understood it and so did others. But then there were the emotions and thoughts that I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I have always felt that I experience more emotional pain than others, but I used to think of this as a character flaw rather than an inborn trait. When I was in middle school, I...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Everyday Thinking of the right thing to say can be difficult Always trying to get it just right Yet hoping no one notices the time and effort tou spend making it succinct Wanting...
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I for sure believe this one!!! Libra They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle, and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I agree with this wholeheartedly. -Physical signs as in when I see dark circles under someone's eyes I think "Lol, I've found a fellow night owl." Either that, or they need to...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 9

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    I was riding the bus the other day with my cousin when we witnessed angry old man accusing a young of stealing his phone charger. The young man had no idea why the old man was...
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive 26-30, F Jul 9

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    This is for all the Truemans, Soevils and alike out there... i'm finally starting to allow myself to agree with you, there really isn't any justification for cheating. what you...
    earthandthesky earthandthesky 36-40, M 7 Responses Jul 11

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    People, whether they're my family or friends, always perceive who I am differently. Am I actually that complex? I do try to keep things simple. Reputation is another thing. The...
    Sofyy Sofyy 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Basically you're the only ****** i've liked for the last idk how many years. You're my best friend and the most empathetic person i've ever met in my whole entire life. And when I...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Jul 12

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    . I like to make up songs while I'm brushing my teeth! And it makes me laugh when I hear myself ! 2. I'm hopelessly addicted to using exclamations points excessively!!!! 3. I have...
    Alicexnum2 Alicexnum2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Pisces Man There are basically two types of Pisces men - those who go against the tide and those who go where it takes them. The former types remain on the lookout for the...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love to listen to my friends and try to help them through their problems. I am very empathetic and feel their sorrows as well as their joys!
    bestillandknow1 bestillandknow1 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Guys, I am very fond of this website. It has vastly improved my will power due to the kind and empathetic individuals present. The thing is, is this website enough to make everyone...
    GothLuna15 GothLuna15 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I live in Tulsa, OK. I have a boyfriend that is very good to me - and we are very much in love. In January, my ex-husband called me asking if he could stay at my house for a...
    readytosnap readytosnap 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I have and still do battle chronic depression but it has made me more understanding and empathetic to others pain and life experiences.....and led me on my spiritual journey.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, I know I'm an empath but my wife of two years doesn't believe me. She thinks that I would be "better in tuned" with her feelings and be more empathetic towards her and my other...
    heibel75 heibel75 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Positive traits of those with BPD: 1. Passionate-experience extreme intensity of passion when we find something that interests us 2. Individual-strongly cultivate our individuality...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother is a *****. There's no more eloquent way to put it than that; she's hypocritical, so very rude, harsh, superficial and relies on others for her own happiness. It's...
    punkrockisfreedom punkrockisfreedom 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    Telling the Kids Yesterday, we told the kids we were getting a divorce. Five of our six kids (who range in age from 15 to 27) gathered at home for a “family meeting”, and my...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 29 Responses 16 hrs ago

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