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Re: OT: Empaths?

From:Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
Date:Sunday, February 5, 2006, 23:20
on 2/5/06 8:03 AM, Sai Emrys at sai@SAIZAI.COM wrote:

> As a potentially complete tangent: do any of you happen to be empaths?
Yes, too an alarming degree...
> Briefly (and crudely) defined, this is basically someone who feels > others' emotions in an unusually... direct way. != sympathy. You would > probably know if you are.
I get overwhelmed by others' emotions. Ferinstance, group therapy drives me bonkers. All that raw, unbridled emotions that some people are so ready to disclose just seems like too much for me to handle all at once.
> I know at least a couple conlangers other than me who are, and > wondering whether this was another of those odd convergences (viz. the > gay population) or just a coincidence of my acquaintance. > > - Sai