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Anxiety vs. Hypersensitivity


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It might be empathy if the person you're empathizing with is feeling very worried. Otherwise, (and this strikes me as far more common), it's probably your feeling of worry about what they're feeling. In other words, you might very well be empathic, picking up on what the other person feels, and still be adding on your own anxious reaction.

Are you anxious for another person, or about how they'll affect you? I can imagine it would be possible to be, shall we say, altruistically anxious: anxious for someone else's sake. I think the key part of anxiety is that it involves excessive and unreasonable worry; that could be for yourself or for someone you care about.

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