I'd like to start a discussion on empathy and Socionics. For example, what functions do you think empathy is associated with?
I would also like to share with you some cases where I've experienced empathy myself. When I was told, by several people, that I was empathetic, I couldn't quite believe it, because it had never occurred to me that I might be empathetic. But, when I watched myself talking with others, I could sense a kind of intuitive 'seeing' into other people, their moods, vibes and so on.
It wasn't a touchy-feely thing, and nor could I do write-ups of the exactly what kind of person you might me. I also noticed that I found it more comfortable to let it be, at the back of my mind, and not try to force it. It just got tiring if I forced myself to use it.
What do you make of all this?