Empathy is the ability to share another person's emotions after having reached a good understanding of their suffering. There are three main types of empathy:
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The German word for empathy is "Einfühlung" and was coined in the late 1800s. It means "feeling into."
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In recent years, researchers have found that misplaced empathy can lead to exhaustion and apathy, and prevent you from helping the people who need you.
Worse, people's empathetic tendencies can be used to manipulate them into aggression and cruelty.
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A Victim Complex sufferer is a person who has difficulties when dealing with trauma, in any shape that this can take.
Among the most common traits, we can often find the refusal to accept responsibility when handling their issues, the difficulty to move on from a tragic situation or a tendency to be both pessimistic and critical when talking about others.
Persons who suffer from the Victim Complex tend to manipulate their partners, in order to hide their own lack of responsibility and maturity.
Therefore, it is very often that these relationships end up after having become extremely tenuous.
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