empath


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em·path

 (ĕm′păth′)
n.
1. A person thought to have the ability to perceive or experience the emotional state of another individual.
2. Informal One who has a well-developed capacity for empathy: "He was also something of an empath, intuitively alert, it would seem, to what was going on behind those faces" (Roberta Smith).

[Back-formation from empathy (on the model of telepath).]