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Quoting Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]>:

> As a potentially complete tangent: do any of you happen to be empaths?
>
> Briefly (and crudely) defined, this is basically someone who feels
> others' emotions in an unusually... direct way. != sympathy. You would
> probably know if you are.
>
> I know at least a couple conlangers other than me who are, and
> wondering whether this was another of those odd convergences (viz. the
> gay population) or just a coincidence of my acquaintance.

I'm no empath in this sense - if anything, I'm subaverage at discerning other
people's feelings. Neither am I left-handed, homosexual, or Lithuanian, but I
do have a beard nowadays, so maybe I'm nonetheless turning into a stereotypical
conlanger.

                                                            Andreas