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Icky

537d

i have struggled with empathy my entire life. i don't experience it really. but in order to interact with others and maintain healthy relationships, i have been working really hard on it. luckily i have a very supportive partner who tries to be patient with me and help me understand other people and their feelings

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    • honeylemon

      528d

      I definitely feel this. It’s so hard for me to feel empathy for people, also been working with my partner on it. Like I just don’t feel it

    • honeylemon

      528d

      I definitely feel this. It’s so hard for me to feel empathy for people, also been working with my partner on it. Like I just don’t feel it

    • Wednesday_7

      529d

      I also don’t experience empathy either. I practice a lot of manual kindness and ask my friends to directly verbalize how they feel and what they want. I’m glad you found a supportive partner! /g

    • SalineTurnip

      529d

      Lol I took an empathy quotient test and scored like 8 out of 40. So I know how you feel. Oddly enough I had more empathy when I was younger, I think. But when I started learning more about ASD as I got older, my empathy went out the window.

    • SunInAugust

      537d

      I tend to feel everyone's emotions all at once But sometimes its also really easy to turn it all off and feel no empathy as a way to cope or when im near a shut down or melt down. During those times when I can't feel anymore, I fall back on scripts! I have memorized things people have told me when I was feeling badly and I use those sentence for the people who need empathy from me when I dont have the capacity to feel

    • panubino

      537d

      i consider people like you lucky. we have the same conditions, but the opposite problem. it's so tiring feeling everyone's emotions at once. i've tried, over the years, to tune out their feelings and it just makes me feel like a bitch

      • Icky

        537d

        @panubino i absolutely hate it. it makes my entire life worse. it worsens my social skills, i don't have friends, i seem like a cold asshole, and i just don't understand other people. I don't understand facial expressions or body language, or how to make the correct ones myself. im a stereotype and i wish i was d3ad

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