I initially came to this site concerning a very traumatic year of almost becoming someone else and realizing what exactly was happening, I have since begun to understand I have been empathic throughout my life without the knowledge of being so.
After reading through responses and discussions I have come to note that empathy is not so black and white as to we are all the same in traits. I sit here reading wishing I had some traits that some of you have as life would be a lot easier.
Many people here are with a good judge of character as part of their empathic ability and can stay away from negativity..... I tend not to have this ability, in fact I cannot make judgements in any shape or form
I am someone who sees the good in everyone regardless of how rude, aggressive or negative they may be. I instantly respect they may have issues, that they are sad, unhappy, angry etc for a reason and that reason (whatever it may be, because I do not instantly know the reason) will overpower any means to walk away from the person. The anger, frustration etc is what draws me to them because I overwhelmingly know and feel they need understanding not rejection regardless of how difficult it is to be round them
I see both sides of every argument (which annoys many people no end) but, I intuitively place myself in anothers shoes without second thought and grasp their anger, frustration etc even when that anger etc is misplaced, I still understand it
Even when I am in an argument or debate of my own, I spend most of my argument/debate understanding where the other person is coming from - I find this extremely difficult because the point I am attempting to get across is valid hence my need to get it across.
Does anyone else identify with this? If yes, how do you confront these situations?
updated by @karma: 10/31/17 04:48:43PM