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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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    Default Are you an empath? Sociopath/Psychopath? Or ‘Normal Person’?

    If you had to define yourself as one of those things-and there was no shame attached to any of them- what would you be?

    Of course- you dont have to pick any of them- you can choose other if you believe it all to be a spectrum, if you are uncomfortable with the categories... or if you just cant choose.

    But whatever you choose... I would love an explanation

    And heres a dumb quiz for it at request of /DG/- maybe itll help!

    Psychopath, Narcissist, Sociopath or Empath?

    It really IS a dumb quiz though. Fair warning
    Last edited by Frosty; 03-09-2018 at 04:39 PM.
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    I'm a path...way to Heaven. (Don't even ask what that means)

    Eh, I guess a normal-ish guy? I can empathize, but to give myself the title of "Empath" mmm, seems like a title only few can actually claim accurately.
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    i am a psycho, empathetic normal person.
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    Other. I’ll let you know when I can be categorized for ease of reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    Other. I’ll let you know when I can be categorized for ease of reference.
    Other...
    Or otherkin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Other...
    Or otherkin?

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    No I’m pretty sure I’m human. I care too much to be a sociopath, too little to be an empath and I’m definitely not ‘normal’. So other it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    No I’m pretty sure I’m human. I care too much to be a sociopath, too little to be an empath and I’m definitely not ‘normal’. So other it is.
    This about sums it up for me as well. I suspect I am less empathetic than most folks, but I care about people's needs and troubles because of my personal value system.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...
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    Honestly i don't think so. There are times when I can be, usually these are not concerning individuals but larger picture situations. Idk I remember a scene from a animated family film years ago, i forget which one but it depicted children being thrown off a cliff a la religion. I felt an overwhelming empathy for the loss of future generations.
    "We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"
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    *does not compute*
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    Empathy is divided into two components. Affective and cognitive with subcategories below them. I'm higher in cognitive than affective with adults, since adults can take care of themselves except when systemically oppressed. Generally speaking, more in the normal category, albeit high on affective and cognitive empathy when it comes to protecting and care of innocents like children and animals.
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