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Re: OT: Empaths?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, February 6, 2006, 20:18
Quoting Sai Emrys <sai@...>:

> As a potentially complete tangent: do any of you happen to be empaths? > > 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 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.
I'm no empath in this sense - if anything, I'm subaverage at discerning other people's feelings. Neither am I left-handed, homosexual, or Lithuanian, but I do have a beard nowadays, so maybe I'm nonetheless turning into a stereotypical conlanger. Andreas