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I Am Very Empathetic

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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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 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    I'm always very careful to avoid using the "L" word... and no, I'm not talking about that L-word. I'm talking about the other one. The one that leaves you to process everything...
    sweet7sephora sweet7sephora 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    http://www.blogthings.com/howempatheticareyouquiz/ You Are Extremely Empathetic Whenever someone you love feels a certain way, you can't help but feel that way too. The emotions...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have loved so many people who did not love me in return. I always see the good in people and can love whether I am loved in return or not. Thanks to a long time in therapy, and...
    CarlaCal CarlaCal 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    I started cutting when I was 12 and kept it secret for a long time, My year co-ordinator at school saw a cut on my hand and sent me too the guidance councillor who called my mum...
    Zeebabe666 Zeebabe666 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wear all kinds of styles of fashion, from punk to lolita and even boho chic, and I listen to all kinds of music like Instrumental, EDM, Dubstep, Classical, Rap, Ragae, Pop, etc...
    skitty25 skitty25 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Dear narcopath, Thank you for making me a better person. It's true, through the sleepless nights, the self hatred, the moments I thought everyone would be better off if I was dead...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    I'm exhausted by trying to figure out how to integrate my "selves" into someone that satisfies my need to femulate without destroying my marriage and the life I've made. I want my...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 7 Responses Jul 24

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    I am: Canadian 59 Transgender Humorous Lonely Horny Kinky Intelligent Overweight Stressed Overwhelmed Caring Empathetic Hiding Athletic Pained Cute Flirtatious Inquisitive...
    RichardsonC RichardsonC 56-60, T Jul 21

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    The first time i was hospitalized for depression was when i was 18 yo. I was "formed" or put in against my will. You are "formed" when you are either a danger to yourself or a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm starting to see that being over sensitive to almost everything can be a joy, not just a burden. I feel like I live my day to day life on a deep, passionate level because of it...
    Musiclife12 Musiclife12 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Anyone else who's empathetic feel like they get pushed around/taken advantage of easily by other people? Constantly feel like my emotions get the better of me and I always give in...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    One of the slightly bigger names in psychology which I am really fond of is Nancy McWilliams. She is from the sometimes dated school of psychoanalysis but she is also integrative...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I am an introvert and really am having a hard time to make friends, but I really need someone to talk to. An honest person who is non-judgmental and willing to accept I am who I am...
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    If I could go back in time change every heartache, every loss, every bad decision, every fall. I would be someone else. Maybe happier, with less scars and nightmares. But...
    PixieLoveChild PixieLoveChild 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Untitled, 2nd Installment~ |Benjamin| When I began highschool, I immediately fell into the theatre crowds. They were a safe haven amongst the other students, a group of...
    hallowedground hallowedground 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I have been married for 18 years to my husband. We have three beautiful children. Well, one is 19, so not much of a child anymore, and she summers from severe comprehension issues...
    KArrow1973 KArrow1973 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is gonna be a long one. One Novel on way. First I wanna start with two people I became friends with in the beginning. L and PoP. L, she is AWOL, but I want to thank her, for...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    UPDATE FOR ALL: You guys might be sick of me. Sorry. :-] She finally responded hours later and basically made herself the victim, which is definitely not the case in everyone else...
    hayleyannrand hayleyannrand 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My closest friend said that my biggest flaw is that I get disappointed at people who don't match up to my standards. I admit that I get disappointed at people very easily. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have an amazing man in my life. We have been together for a year and he has stood by me come hell or high water. I had the good fortune of receiving diagnosis before I met him...
    runawaybunny1 runawaybunny1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It has been about a year since my long term relationship ended. I took a lot of time to allow myself to readjust to single life as an adult. Was not easy, definitely a challenge...
    njflyer njflyer 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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