Empathy is 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 with absorption.
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 perception).
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.