I can't stand that there seem to be so many bleeding heart 'empaths' crying about any little cause they see in the news.
How do I deal with this? Family, friends, coworkers, acquintances. I don't know why but I find it infuriating how consumed they are in being such a 'kind, sensitive person'. I know they are not technically stupid for feeling how they feel, but I can't help but see them as retarded.
I logically know I should not give a fuck about what they give a fuck about, but it's just so annoying.
There are two approaches to negative stimuli. The first is habituation. You expose yourself to the stimulus often enough that it becomes background noise. The other is avoidance. You just get the fuck away from it.
Even if that's true that doesn't help in any shape/form/way. You should be a tripfag your posts are so useless.
I'd like to think I'm saturated in it already, but I agree that overexposure seems to help most issues. If I can't achieve it, guess it's time to be a hermit.
I think THIS is what's grating on you OP.
The whole Paris thing? Super tragic and horrific to think about... really gave me a sinking feeling in my chest. All stuff like that does.
Yet when everyone changed their overlay to the French flag on Facebook, I was so annoyed. WHY? What does it do? I just, fuck, I can't put my finger on it.
Yeah, see, that I don't find so infuriating. I don't really feel the same concern for random shit (it seems unwarranted from a personal perspective), but it's not like I'm ever going to be confronted with it. These people are so in your face and I'm sure they really do feel bad, but they also need everyone to know about it.. It's obnoxious.
I doubt that. I might not be overly empathetic but I think some people just aren't, I don't have any other symptoms of a psychological disorder.
This is tru i was diagnosed with anti socisl personality disorder(sociopath) and i can somewhat relate to OP people are annoyingly over sensitive and i either fail to recognise whaf people are feeling or when i do idgaf but if i remember right it was like more than just this to be diagnosed when i did research it was like 4 separate 'symptoms'
I get that too. Honestly, I think people are so quick to make a facebook post about empathizing with something, but when they see it upclose and within their life, they act differently.
I have an acquaintance from high school on facebook who also knows my siblings who just loves to talk about helping people with mental disorders or depression or suicide. And then a friend hung out with her and told me she was making fun of my brother for attempting suicide this year and my brother was recently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, had a full on delusional manic episode and our family has been struggling hard.
People like this are shit (in general). I just spend less time on facebook because it makes me pissed. I'd love to call her out, but it'd also kinda make me look butthurt over something someone said.
>can't stand that there seem to be so many bleeding heart 'empaths' crying about any little cause they see in the news.
>how do I deal with it
>crying about something he doesn't like
>can't deal with something that trivial and needs advice from us
AHAHAHAHA fucking pure gold. You're a beautiful hypocrite my man and I love you.
You're allowed to not like people. "Dealing" with it is only not taking negative actions based on your resentment. That's fucking it. You're probably already dealing with it just fine.
I agree with OP. There seem to be a lot of people nowadays who hold strong opinions purely to make themselves seem more sensitive. I think the annoying thing about it is that a lot of people form their opinions based on the impression it will give their peers. They don't dissect an issue from a rational standpoint, rather they just feel out which side is more likely to paint them in a more reasonable light. They usually will hold a lot of strong, emotional opinions but without any real substance.
Can someone here actually tell me what empathy really is like i know its when you put yourself in someones position but like how is the situation in the paris attacks to do with empathy like we all know that we dont like terrorist because they want to kill us but what, in relation to reactions to the paris attacks, is a sign of empathy