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  • An Empath

    7 33.33%
  • A Psychopath/Sociopath

    0 0%
  • A ‘normal person’

    14 66.67%
  • Other

    5 23.81%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Yeah, this is much more helpful. Mine was really broad, and could be taken in the wrong sort of absolutes, in hindsight.
    (And I was lazy/thought an either/or chart may be better digested, with the overlap going unsaid. Some things should not go unsaid.)

    Wonder if a Venn diagram for empathy/sympathy/compassion exists..
    I think that there's a job of definition alright but I tend to think of sympathy as cognitive empathy, imagined and conceived feelings or experience of others, while empathy is affective empathy, it can be felt as well as imagined or conceived, equally doing bad things to others and knowing the same things are bad will cause an automatic bad feeling or attack of conscience, which will require rationalisations to quell and manage, the rationalisation could be denied, dismissed or repressed, ie unconscious, but it happens none the less unless there is no or low affective empathy for a variety of reasons, attachment style and contingent theory of mind, personality traitology etc.
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    I experienced a lot of pain trough my life so for me it is easy to get on someone's else shoes. Also I have high EQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual ghost View Post
    *does not compute*

    Ok, on the serious side ....

    I see myself much more as the preventive thinker, a teacher or fixer of injustice than the classical empath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by /DG/ View Post
    I thought this was going to be one of those dumb quizzes.

    I am disappoint. >
    I can find one for you my love-

    And now one is added to the OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    See, I will do this even if I care about them personally, perhaps especially so. If I care about them, I have a personal stake in the situation because I want to help them, and I can be more effective by taking a more detached approach .
    This is similar to me, but I put on a lot of effort to show warmth. Some folks need that. It's actually easier for me in a crisis situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    I can empathize, but to give myself the title of "Empath" mmm, seems like a title only few can actually claim accurately.
    This is exactly what went through my mind as well. For some reason. I don't believe it's entirely unreasonable for a person to be able to authentically come to this conclusion about themselves on their own (in fact, when done with integrity I dare say it's healthy)- but it seems like an awful lot of the people who confidently believe/claim themselves to be empathic are merely delusionally purporting it, and those folks are really annoying, so I'd find myself reluctant to make this claim. Even though it is an inherent priority for me and I do my best.

    It's like nicknames. It just seems pompous to try coin a nickname for oneself.
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    I actively resist empathy, for the most part, because it's less likely to be productive, and more likely to result in the other person using me.
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    i change my vote to just normal person because i'm more compassionate than empathic tbh
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so :hi:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    You would be correct. Or simpler terms- Sympathy: I'm so sorry you're in pain. Empathy: I feel your pain.
    When we have completed empathy training. We know it is the other way round.

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    I have too much affective and cognitive empathy, but I wouldn't call myself an empath.
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