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20 Problems Only Overly Empathic People Understand

Though, to be honest, understanding is kind of our thing.

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1. Crying whenever someone else cries.

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Come on. I did my makeup today and everything.

2. Finishing a movie/book/show and having to remind yourself that you are not a character from that universe.

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Oh my god. I'm a muggle.

3. Accidentally assuming other people's personalities.

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This just means we like you.

4. Unconsciously mirroring other people's body language.

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This just means we want you to like us.

5. Knowing when your friends are being fake.

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I can feel your bitterness, okay? Don't try to play me like that.

6. Always falling victim to mob mentality.

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You no longer have control of your emotions.

7. Being overly affected by fictional drama.

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Does Harry Potter still make me emotional? After all this time?


8. Not being able to have a good time if your friend isn't.

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Please be happy so I can be happy.

9. Being tormented by other people's suffering.

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At least no one can accuse you of desensitization.

10. Experiencing other people's physical ailments.

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Take some advil. Please. For me.

11. Assuming everyone else's problems onto yourself.

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We're like sponges of angst and misery.

12. Being nosy by default because if you're going to feel someone's pain, you want to know why it's happening.

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13. Having to take a break from other people to remember your actual personality.

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But there are like 20 versions of me??

14. Having to stop yourself from comforting complete strangers.

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Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but your sadness hurts me, so cheer up maybe.

15. Bonding too quickly with people because you feel like you know them already.

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I've seen your soul, and I love it. Let's hang out.

16. Being able to relate to terrible people and hating it.

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Oh wait, you're like that because you had a rotten childhood. And now I feel bad for you. WHY CAN'T I JUST HATE YOU IN PEACE??

17. Having a hard time watching really violent or scary movies/shows.

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We know it's all fake, but the emotions are real, and they are TERRIFYING.

18. Getting overwhelmed in crowds.


Nope. Too many emotions flying around. Too much too much too much.

19. Getting frustrated when other people don't immediately sense your emotional state.

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I can read you like a book. Why can't you read me? READ ME.

20. Always catching other people's (or animals') yawns.

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Bonus points if this gif already made you yawn.

But still, everything considered, you wouldn't give up your empathic skills for anything.

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They make you a better person. They make you kind and compassionate. And they make you someone everyone wants to be friends with.

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