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I Am Very Empathetic

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    How can I know what certain people are feeling,

    or the feeling behind something even though I haven't been through it myself? is this empathy…? or just extreme guessing...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    So much that it hurts sometimes.

    I am finding that I need to cut ties with my father because of abuse. Right now he is asking "are you avoiding me" (via text) and despite it all, it kills me to say yes, and think of how he may feel. (I was still honest. Yay.) This example is quite normal. Some are not. Last...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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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 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 4 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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    There's people saying acting like: 'I know

    things without being told' those same people saying the whole 'I'm not a mind reader' when it suits them when they don't WANT to understand. Empathy is love, empathy is communication, empathy is understanding what someone's feeling without them saying. When someone says 'they're...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Jan 31

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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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    Of course I feel other peoples emotions!

    Most definitely much more than I feel my own :/ I thought this was normal? I don't really like to label myself, rather just be a free soul but if anyone labelled me something, I'm glad it's this :)
    Mieshamooi Mieshamooi 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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