Originally Posted by Animekitty
I am not always empathetic because I can get to a point where too many of my buttons are pushed. It's not that I don't try it's just I need to be calm. And I try to be as calm as possible because I actually want to try and consider others needs. Some people just don't give a shit but I do so I try not to let things bother me where I would intentionally hurt someone just because I want to. You would have to push me to the breaking point. And it's not that I don't have feelings. Feeling is why I remember all the bad things that have happened to me when I get into fights with my family. But even then I have to not get mad at what anyone has done to me because I have to be a good person because I don't want to be a bad person. If I start hating people what does that get me? If I start ignoring the fact that I should be empathetic what does that get me? If I cannot treat everyone with as much empathy as possible I will never overcome those feelings that tell me to treat others in the opposite way. And isn't it the ability to keep trying that will make me a better person in the end? If I don't try I will never be a better person. I think that to love others is to do my best have empathy even if I can't be perfect all the time.
Agreed. A lot of people who may not be introverts might have trouble understanding or practicing that, so I'd say it's easy to be manipulated into feeling bad there. Whatever works for you.
You can maybe sign up for classes on that kind of management and see how what you know compares to the establishment then recycle what may be necessary, which could be representative of behavior with too much sentience however. I think they all just want to help but are at a loss as to how and looking at the situation it seems bad like you really do need some consolation. Finding your type and seeing how it intermeshes with those around you's types can help if that's at all necessary plus you'd have to meet their expectations to make them happy as far as interaction goes. If it doesn't suit you you can always leave for more suitable friends and in the case of family, perhaps occasional visits are best. Group therapy is always an option. So it sounds like you know what to do but be your own judge on whether any change is what you need.
Sometimes calling someone a faggot and leaving it at that is what's necessary, and most would agree. There's no need to be afraid of being gay and it isn't about that. You're right - don't pick seeming targets out, and then hate them because it gets you nowhere, really. The best thing then is to just meet new people. And, it seems to be the same thing. I won't say extraverts can't get it but they'll have a hard time understanding.