As far as the personality hacker site (didn't listen, just read what was on the page), I'd say it's a toss up. The point about feeling misunderstood is a big 'un. And recognizing (our own) needs in real time is a serious challenge too.
I'm not sure I understand the point about absorbing emotions. I definitely absorb *something*, I start mirroring people in weird ways- but I wouldn't call it emotions.