one's ability to recognize and understand the emotion
of another. As the states of mind, beliefs, and desires
of others are intertwined with their emotions, one with
empathy for another may often be able to more effectively
divine another's modes of thought and mood. Empathy is
often characterized as the ability to "put oneself into
another's shoes", or experiencing the outlook or emotions
of another being within oneself, a sort of emotional resonance.
A type of telepathic reception limited to the perception
of emotions; obviously this talent would tie in nicely
Empathy and Sympthy sound the same, but have to different
meanings. Sympathy is when you show sympthy to someone,
and are saddened by what they are going through. Let's
say a friend's brother died. Empathy is when you feel
their pain as if you were the one who lost your own brother.
Some people have this part of this ESP (extra sensatory
The feeling of Empathy can be good and can be scary. Feelings
of happiness can be good, but dark feelings from another
and you pick them up can be scary. To have your own feelings
pushed aside and have someone else's take over is a sense
of no control over yourself.