I Think I Lack Empathy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    What A Strange Word...

    The word empathy bothers me. Not many words do that. I love words, more than I could ever love people. Even the people I'm related to, the people who I spend my everyday life with, the people I call "friends" and "family". Of course I've gotten so used to just going through my...
    thesilenceofentropy thesilenceofentropy
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2010

    I may not have any empathy.

    I'm positive if I do, it's only a small bit. Like 3%.
    BenedictJones BenedictJones
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2015

              Today I made someone cry.       I tried to make him agree with me on something ..pretty much forcing my opinion on him, so I’d get what I needed. I kept focusing on the subjects that he...
    Dan193 Dan193
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    I'm fairly sure I do.

    In fact, I don't begin to understand other peoples emotions. After watching a documentary of a girl who had zero empathy and no conscience, but with the help of a child psychiatrist she was able to be a healthy, normal human being. I'm nowhere near her extreme, but it shows that...
    Twichl Twichl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    I Can't Tell

    I can't tell whether I lack empathy or have more of it than others. There's a lot of stuff I am hurt by but others can just pass by as an unchangeable part of the world... and there are some things I really can't make myself care about... I think I'm sick of the things...
    deadteddybear deadteddybear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2007
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