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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?

ALWAYS.

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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TELL ME. I SELFISHLY NEED TO FIX IT.

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.

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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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