Re: Manifestations of Emp
By: Odins_Slave / Beginner Feb 27, 2010
Post # 7
Empathy in short definition is feeling the emotions of others. Now, your empathy has gotten stronger. It has increased to the point that you are able to feel those emotions buried deep in one's soul. It is normal. As the others have said, just build a strong shield/barrier to keep those unwanted feelings out. Personally, my empathetic 'tendencies', for lack of better words, make it where I myself feel whatever emotion the other is feeling. I myself become that emotion. But I have a strong barrier, so half the time I'm perfectly fine.
Re: Manifestations of Empathy
By: Magick_888 Mar 02, 2010
Post # 12
Ok, I respect your opinions as I hope you do the same for me, but I must disagree with your definition on Empathy. I mean this in the most nicest way possible, but you make it seem as if Empathy is something that everyone can "gain/acquire", but in reality it is nothing of the sorts; Empathy is the Psychic ability to feel what others feel; i.e. their emotions, feelings, etc. etc. Empathy is also rather rare for both reasons:
1.) Most people who think they are Empathic tend to be confusing it with Emotional Intuition, which is similar to Empathy.
2.) Most people think that just because they feel SOME emotion means they are Empaths.
So, that being said, I must disagree with your opinion because you make it seem as if Empathy is a no-brainer, when in reality it is everything to think about. I do respect how you view it though, and hope you can see my view with an open mind. :-)