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I Am Very Empathetic

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I feel as though I feel everything and I don't know how to cope. I have a lot of friends who disclose their lives to me, and I understand they need to talk to someone but as I'm...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel empathetic for those left behind by suicide, I feel emphatic for being left behind by suicide, but I don't feel empathetic for those I'd leave behind if I committed suicide
    repeat36 repeat36 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    At times I wonder what it would be like after I live this life. It used to be because I had no hope of continuing my life and I dint think I had any potential to grow as a...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M Mar 26

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    Right now I'm just working part time not in college yet, but I work a decent amount of hours and cover shifts. I've had some issues getting my drivers license but I'm positive I'll...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Divisions. These people always want to divide us to exploit us. You saw it with Hitler how he conquered a nation with his rhetoric. Used empty words vitriolic sentiments. It...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I am.. *drum roll please* :P here it is:You Are An INFPThe IdealistYou are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world.Open minded and...
    kianna6 kianna6 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 29

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    Why is it so hard to try and express myself? I can't even post anything anywhere without feeling something really intense. I am going to be selfish here. This post is entirely...
    BlakeUndefined BlakeUndefined 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    What does it really mean to be soul mates? I believe I have found him. We've known each other for years, our paths crossing with the potential for love twice before. But this...
    queennaji queennaji 18-21, F Mar 31

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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...
    PuppetOnStrings PuppetOnStrings 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    In my youth I loved to read. I spent a lot of time, at school and elsewhere, between bookshelves with a book in my hands. I was a very active kid, always playing outside and quite...
    AitchKay AitchKay 22-25, M Apr 4

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    As a little kid, I talked a lot and yelled a lot. I started out as someone who wanted to express herself and had no problem doing so. I always asked questions, especially if there...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    much better than ****! it's the anticipation that gets me going. reading text really engages your empathetic side; and feeling empathy with characters in a naughty story almost...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M Apr 10

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    Yup I am. I have been a gambler for over 20 years now, but I'm very open and vocal about it. No reason to lie and pretend I'm something I'm not. People might think this addiction...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Personality Characteristics Type A • Presence of mind, serious, patient, calm & cool; • Coherent character, can be relied on & trusted, but stuborn; • Plan everything out...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Definitely getting older, but I'm not complaining about that...there are some great advantages to it. Unfortunately, the mistakes have been extremely numerous.....a semi-lucid...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm only 16.. I started smoking weed in grade 6 and in grade 7 it became frequent. I started to feel paranoid sometimes when I would smoke a lot of weed, but now it has happened...
    diefok diefok 22-25, M Apr 14

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    For readers my age and under, this is for you. (Females23) -all my experiences have been on the negative side -it gets better -im truly a eternal wanderer -she is an example...
    mmn6134 mmn6134 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I might be wrong, but I have this impression that most people know someone that thinks the same way they do, someone who could look at their unique behaviors and think, "Wow, if I...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    He has always hated me and I have talked about that. He has said it to my face in so many words too. Well, he always portends he doesn't hear me if I speak. Yet if my mother says...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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