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Why do I feel other people's pain and misery?

Every time I look at someones face if they were crying i feel upset and if their hurt I feel a little pain in my chest how can I get rid of this feeling it is driving me insane. Like my sisters friend she has not helped out at all and is driving our family apart but when he told her to move out and she started crying I felt her sadness.

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Empathy, putting yourself in another's situation and there by experiencing their sadness or pain. You're human and humane, both are good qualities to strive for and retain.

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Wonderful answer !

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It's a combination of compassion and empathy. Don't go overboard with it though.

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You are just a very sensitive person. That is a good trait but a lot of people tend to take advantage. So just be careful.

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It just means that you're more sensitive! (It's a good thing.) You may be able to help yourself by helping them. When you see they feel better, you may feel better!

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Empathy ~
"Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy
Empathy is a virtue .

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Sensitivity and another emotion called "empathy".

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my best friend feels others pain like that it's so hard for her

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