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I Have Empathy

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    Empathy - When I was a small boy I was watching an old black and white movie. I have no idea what it was called. Never have tried to find it, but probably should just to see what...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M Jun 4, 2013

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    Everything Is Passed Down To Me - Empathy is genetic, inherent in our DNA, and passed from generation to generation. It is studied both by traditional science and alternative...
    hannahmiriam hannahmiriam 22-25, F Sep 1, 2010

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    I Think Empathy Can Be A Curse - I dont know if its a gift or curse. I started devoloping the gift of sents someones feelings i could sents what they were feeling sometimes it...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    Breaking Bad depresses me. It's not the violence, that's just for effect, and to appeal to a younger demographic. It's how the marriage breaks down, little bit by little bit. A...
    daveislost daveislost 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    For the Forgottem - the widows ,orphans ,and those who have nobody.like is cold and cruel.but for them,it is a living hell,no one to share their inner feelings with,no real home.it...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 7, 2009

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    Helpful - I always knew when there was something the matter with someone and normally I could place the source as well. Everyone's always surprised when it comes down to that :D I...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F Sep 8, 2008

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    Too Much Sometimes - It's hard sometimes because I take on others feelings at times. The other day my friend in work was upset that she had fallen out with her daughter, I could...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Feb 23, 2008

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    The Chaos - sometimes when i close my eyes and open up a very sensitive part of my mind, i can hear what can best be described as 'the chaos.'  the chaos is the sound of...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    Michael Jackson - I've always had pretty strong Empathy abilities but I've never really tried to develop it further.  I'm easily able to sense an emotion or a persons whole...
    Efilym Efilym 22-25, M Jun 27, 2009

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    Too Much Sympathy - Sometimes it's hard to stand so much empathy. I love animals very much. And immediately when I see some ad from Greenpeace or WWF or Peta on TV or the...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17, 2007

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    Sympathy Vs Empathy - Dawned on me today that my best friend of 15 years really had sympathy for me when I was feeling low and she wanted sympathy from me when she felt that way...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M Aug 7, 2013

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    My Gift and My Curse - Hi I have had Empathy for a long time now and recently its gone quite haywire, I can feel everyone well thankgod not every one but lets just say I cant stand...
    firebird firebird 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15, 2007

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    A Wondrous Bless - Empathy is a bless of unmatched power. Enjoy what it grants you and learn how to make it a tool to shape the world in its best form. If you don't have it...
    Himmelmann Himmelmann 22-25, M Jun 1, 2009

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    Allen Pease -   I taught myself to have pretty good empathic instincts. Read Body-language by Allen Pease (there is a newer edition I need to track down) and afterwards you...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2007

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    Connection? - in therapy today i stumbled upon certain traits that i have that i never really considered unique before. but now i'm really looking into it. i've always been really...
    unicorn03 unicorn03 21-25, F Aug 9, 2007

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    It's So Useful - When I do sessions of emotional and spiritual healing for clients, having empathy is a great advantage. Here is an experience I had recently. "Jenny" is...
    Roserosetree Roserosetree 56-60, F 2 Responses May 8, 2008

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    I Used To Have Almost Zero Empathy, Now I'm Learning About Empathy - Good day everybody. I'm glad I'm joining this lovely group of caring people. I used to have a narcissistic...
    punborpit punborpit 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    Some Times Its Just Hard - hey well im crystal and this is my empathy story i have been a witch for a good 11yrs now but have always been able to do stuff that was you could say...
    crystalsunshine crystalsunshine 21-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    Poor Mr. Hitchhiker - I was driving back home the other morning when I noticed an old man on the side of the road with his thumb out. I thought it was quite odd to see such an...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    Control. Or Lack of It... - My empathy has been with me every since I was young. But as I got older I learned to draw it in close to me when the occasion called for it. It also got...
    Faile Faile 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2007

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    The Flood - My empathy is, at times, too much for me, it makes me weak, and its not the sort of empathy that is of common definition, it is this thing that I have, where I ...
    toexist toexist 21-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    It's a Mixed Blessing - on the one hand, i can know if one of my friends hurts, on the other hand, if they're really suffering, it can make me physically ill.  and it hurts...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Sometimes I Can't Help But Feel For Others - It isn't just sympathy. I can genuinely put myself in other peoples shoes. I see or hear tragic news stories all the time. My first...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 10, 2012

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    My Gift Of Empathy - I have been blessed with many gifts, natural and supernatural. One such supernatural gift is the gift of empathy. It is of a deep level. When others feel...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 4, 2013

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    Empathy Is Over Rated - I have a very bad case of empathy. I can almost always tell what those around me are feeling. It is not a helpful gift at all really. When I am placed in a...
    hindmost hindmost 21-25, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    My Empathy Is At Its Peak - Hello. I'm new here. I won't go into detail, but I have had esp for all my life. I'm a practicing Christian and wish it could be used for 'good...
    perceptionist perceptionist 51-55 2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    The Highs And Lows - To hear, or read, of someone's loss, pain, or confusion can affect me profoundly. I feel a deep sadness when I learn of suffering, my arms ache to hold and...
    Soozles Soozles 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Always Have Intense Empathy - i cant describe it with words very well but i feel what others feel alot i can't watch horror movies or stuff with violence because if they get hurt i...
    glittergrl glittergrl 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Empathy - E.M.P.A.T.H.Y.-E-veryone has a story to who they are.M-any don't know who others are from afar.P-eople take for granted the past that makes a person.A-nd some realize...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    I Knew I`Ve Always Had It... - When I was a little girl at the age of probably about five or six, I remembered that my dad suddenly began feeling sick. Of course he hadn`t told me...
    MedicineNymph MedicineNymph 18-21, F Jul 22, 2013

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    I Think So... - Empathy as in putting myself in other people's shoes, yes I think I've had those experiences. Most of us have, considering all of the newspaper and magazine...
    AquaFlame819 AquaFlame819 18-21, F 1 Response May 10, 2010

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    We Are Becoming a Planet of Sociopaths - At the hospital where my husband is struggling to regain his health  and come home to us, I was in the cafeteria the other day, and a...
    mamapolo mamapolo 56-60, F 10 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    I Get Told I Lack Empathy - So, which is worse, really?
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F Sep 22, 2007

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    For All Living Things. - I can't even step on an ant. They're just doin! their thing in their busy little world..... much like us.
    Bronte36 Bronte36 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    Sensations - I can be out in public and feel anxious or even sick.. my head will pund or my body will get very tence.. Sometimes my body trenbles/shivers like when you are cold...
    lishanichole lishanichole 26-30 Apr 29, 2012

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    Am I An Empath? - I don't know if I'm empath. In a sense it would be a relief if I was because then I would have something to call it. I'm very sensitive. If someone kills a fly...
    Windance Windance 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    I Met A Woman Today - I met a woman from Sangria, China. She came from the other side of the planet. She's here to send a message for others. She told me she wants the world to...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    Eyes - Mirrors of the Soul - Look me in the eyes and I'll tell you how you feel. I can't look people in the eyes without being able read their emotions and sometimes almost their...
    SilentEve SilentEve 22-25, F 4 Responses May 20, 2007

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    I Feel For Others - I have been empathic for a while. I feel such strong empathy. It may just be that I care so much about people, but when they are in pain, or feel something, I...
    Jennir Jennir 22-25 Mar 22, 2008

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    A Lot of It - I guess, most of the time, i'm overtly sensitive of how other people feel. and ironically, no one seems to get how i feel. lol:p
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2009

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    Curse Or Blessing? - That's a tough one to answer, I'd say, cuz IDK. I honestly do not know if it's worse to feel too much or  to not feel enough. When I really do my soul...
    tinita tinita 36-40, F Oct 21, 2007

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    I have empathy for others, but why I always got betrays by people I have an empathy with? Or Empathy transform us to be stepping stones for others who don't have?
    andywei andywei 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I dislike the word "sympathy" not to put anyone down who does use the word.... I am a care aid...and in our course one piece of it said that if you give someone "sympathy" you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel an urge to just grab the nearest knife and stab someone. Even my younger cousin. Its only my empathy that stops me. I need help before I do something really stupid...
    sarasospecial sarasospecial 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I guess I can't have them because, I'm really not very attractive, and I often wonder who would be attracted to me. I have all kinds of preferences, and every once in a while, I...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have been bullied for probably a good chunk of my childhood (Off and on from 3rd grade through my sophomore year of high school). It seemed to just stop after that. I never could...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am, really. Looking back, I see that I'm loyal to my good friends. I'm an excellent listener. I'm introspective, which leads me toward an ability for empathy. I've been through a...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We think we know right from wrong but we don't. We have our laws and our regulations and our expectations, social or otherwise and they change all the time. Laws are added and...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    No hate. I really want to get pregnant and be a mother. I feel like even though I am young, I am ready for the responsibility of being a parent. I have wanted a baby for a long...
    justanotherpixie justanotherpixie 16-17, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I found this support group through google. I have been suffering with keloids on both of my ears since I was nine years old. I have had a total of 7 surgeries all to which the...
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    It's my birthday tomorrow.. Is it to much to ask for someone that you love to spend time with you? I don't want gifts. I want quality time with the people I love. My entire life...
    hawksgirl hawksgirl 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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