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Melodic
June 27th, 2014, 12:58 AM
I show empathy in little bits of pieces. Its like I can never put in my mind how another person is feeling half of the time. How do I break out of it and learn to have more empathy for others?

Elvalight
June 27th, 2014, 02:13 AM
It's a slow process. I used to be the same way. But now I seriously freak out if someone else gets hurt. Don't worry, it may feel sometimes like you're being cold and heartless if you can't sympathize, but it'll get better. Try a tv show/ book series and get attached to people. Retrain your mind and remind it that feeling for others won't work you. The mind is stubborn. Just remember you are not it, nor your lack of empathy.

NeuroTiger
June 27th, 2014, 03:43 AM
Reading a lot about what people feels such as on VT itself or watching videos on YouTube can increase empathy...but it's not really that easy.