Do I understand NTs?
I don't necessarily look at people sideways and crazy just because they aren't exactly like me. I don't assume everyone is like me.
I think people confuse empathy with projecting - not necessarily the same thing.
I don't presume to understand people just because I am sensitive, I try to understand people. And fwiw, I have a number of NT friends IRL and they seem to be drawn to me and feel that I get them, that's part of the reason why we're friends (the fact that I also like them and enjoy their company is the other reason). I'm a pretty open and open-minded person, so I tend to get along with people better than "the average person". So more than "getting" people I accept people for what and who they are and where they are in their lives. NTs IRL that I am friends with appreciate that and feel comfortable around me. They even told me so. So there.
I may rewrite this later. Bah.