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    21 Signs You're Overly Empathetic

    It makes you a better person, even if you do cry all the time.

    1. You will always be the first to cry at a movie.


    Or a TV show, or an advert, or just a picture of a sad dog you see on the internet.

    2. Whenever someone cries you feel compelled to comfort them.


    But you can also tell when someone just needs their space.

    3. When your friend has something big coming up you get stressed for them.


    If your work BFF is waiting to see if they got that promotion, then neither of you will be working.

    4. Actually it doesn't have to be a friend, just anyone around you.


    You probably get heart palpitations when you see someone running for a train.

    5. When your friend achieves something you get really emotional.


    "No seriously I'm fine, I'm just *sob* so proud of you."

    6. Watching stuff like marathons is actually quite exhausting for you.


    *sob* "They've just all worked so hard." *sob*

    7. If you see someone fall over, you'll always wince rather than laugh.


    And then you'll feel embarrassed for them, and then you'll want to ask if they're OK.

    8. If someone wears inappropriate clothing you feel compelled to ask them if they're the right temperature.


    "Are you sure you're not cold? I'll just leave my coat here just in case."

    9. You're always telling people to sit down.

    That person looks tired: "Please sit down."

    That person is standing awkwardly: "Please sit down."

    That person is wearing ridiculously high heels: "TAKE MY SEAT PLEASE."

    10. You always know when someone is feeling nervous or awkward in a group.


    And you'll try to make them feel included, even though you're feeling awkward for them.

    11. You're always the one who ends up comforting the drunk crier.


    Even if you don't always remember it.

    12. You feel a physical pull on your heart strings when you hear a baby crying.


    13. You always know when someone's lying.


    14. And you can totally tell if someone is faking being happy.


    Especially if someone is trying to look overjoyed, when in fact they're full of jealousy.

    15. You get angry for other people when things don't work out their way.

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    And it's sometimes hard to realise that this is not your battle to fight, even if it's just SO UNFAIR.

    16. You never mind explaining something to someone, because you can understand how it could be hard.


    You're not judgmental when people get stuff wrong.

    17. You can tell when you're boring someone and it makes you feel awful.

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    Never telling that story again.

    18. You can totally tell when someone has the hots for you.


    And it's annoying when they don't pick up that you're totally not into them.

    19. You expect other people to be as empathetic as you, and you get angry when they can't tell that you're upset.

    "I said I was FINE and you should have known that I was actually on the verge of tears."

    20. It can be really tiring always mirroring everyone's feelings.


    Having your own emotions to deal with should really be enough.

    21. But actually it's pretty cool being able to cry tears of joy at a video of a small pig.


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