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n. pl. em·paths
One who is highly sensitive to the feelings of others and has a high 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).]
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To add to the uniqueness of this festival, we have also included one-on-one sessions by appointments that include empaths and psychic sensitive readers for angel cards, tarot cards, soul destiny join medical intuitives and reiki and energy healers for the complete spectrum of body-mind-spirit healing.
@ChrisWick_ My fellow empaths, you're no one's energetic debit card or credit card.
Rose Rosetree's Empath Empowerment is the only trademarked system in America for helping empaths to stop suffering in ways that aren't about being sensitive but, rather, result from having an empath's highly porous aura.
" Because of their ability to immerse themselves in someone else's experience, empaths are known to attract narcissists and vice versa.
Summary: Though everyone is susceptible to emotional contagion, it is amplified in empaths and highly sensitive people.
" She writes that in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who the humanoid Oods are gentle empaths with two complementary brains each, one in their tentacled heads, one held in their hands, until oppressive humans replace the latter with sphered "techno-communicators" controlling how and to whom the Oods speak.
Empaths have the power to positively change themselves, their families, and the rest of the world.
How does MLA light that spark and support risk takers, innovators, disruptors, failures, empaths, and "frolleagues." How do we cultivate, and grow and encourage leaders to, as Bennis said, "inhabit" these leadership roles?
Still, most separated stars refuse to spill the beans, so frustrated fans and other intrusive empaths will just have to like it-or lump it!
Snell focuses on the exchange that takes place between book and reader, arguing that the child must give something in exchange for the lessons learned from a book: "In exchange for the gift of diversity-in-literature--or, more specifically, for a text that plots a trajectory from parochialism to cosmopolitanism--readers are expected to give of themselves in return as global activists, or, at the very least, cosmopolitan empaths in-the-making" (260).
Projection does enter into even the most sensitive of empaths. But most importantly, if Zuckerman chooses the medical field as a temporary fantasy, Roth, then in writing The Anatomy Lesson, clearly chooses to stay around and make something out of "incurable life." Roth writes because he feels he does not deserve the pain.