Capable of receiving or transmitting emotions. Unlike telepaths
, empaths deal with emotions, rather than ideas
Empathy in general is very wide-spread. Ever been able to understand
EXACTLY what a person
close you is feeling, even when they cannot express it themselves?
Unfortunatly, many empaths feel overload. To compensate, they become anti-social and hide from others, or become extreme extroverts, trying to drown out everyone else with their own feelings. Very few are capable of managing their talent correctly. This leads quickly to feelings of isolation, believing that it's me against them.
And in our world, what do you expect? The pain-to-happiness ratio is very skewed. But if you feel the joy; the pure light coming from other around you? That's absolutly amazing.
So keep up hope, OK? Empathy is all about understanding without needing an explanation. (which would promote more peace, wouldn't it?)