Empaths posess the ability to feel the emotions of others. They are gentle people, who encourage and nurture others. They percieve the world with their hearts and not with their minds. Empaths make great friends because they understand people.
Healers are gentle people, gifted with the ability to heal others with the strength of their own minds. They can examine a person's body and aura, helping them to recover from injury or sickness. Healers never put themselves first, and can be generous to a fault.
is your Misfit Talent?
I'm not at all surprised. These two describe me pretty well. I can be very selfish, but I'm very sensitive to how other people feel, although I'm clueless enough that it sometimes takes me time to pick up on these feelings. I just wish I knew more often what to do to help other people. I hate seeing someone in trouble and not being able to do anything about it.
Of course, I'm not this altruistic all the time, but when I'm not, I usually feel really bad about it. Sometimes, I wish I didn't feel so guilty about doing things just for me instead of for other people. Being so concerned about other people, sometimes above myself, has gotten me into a lot of trouble a few times in the past.
As rigel stated, "Being an empath can suck at times." I guess there are benefits and drawbacks, like any other personality trait. I don't make many friends, but the ones I have, I keep very close to me. Similarly, if I'm not really close to someone, it is very hard for me to consider them truly a friend. I hate offending or inconveniencing people; I just can't deal with it. So I find any way I can not to deal with confrontation myself. Often, this means ignoring it until it goes away (the worst way possible to actually deal with it)... or I may ask someone else to deal with it for me, although this also means some confrontation for me. In confrontation, I simply always feel that I am putting my whole self on the line, when I would much rather disappear into the background. A major manifestation of this is my difficulty finding jobs. My job this summer is through luck and previous hard work, I guess, but it had nothing to do with my actual job search, coming from a completely different direction. *shrug*
I'm wondering how the new apartment will work out, as well - it annoys me that the floors are so warped, but I don't agree with nightskyre's sentiment that I'm being cheated. Another place has been offered to me for July and part of August almost for free, but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to have the guts to try to tell my current roommates/whatever that I'll be moving back out. *sigh* I wish I had more backbone and wasn't so unwilling to possibly offend someone.