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Do you consider yourself empathetic/compassionate. 

2,409 deviants said Yes, but I don't/can't always help. :(
1,414 deviants said Yes, I care a lot about others and I'll do what I can to help them.
789 deviants said Sort of, only with friends/ family. I don't have time for other people's problems.
421 deviants said I can sympathise but I can't/don't help.
411 deviants said Not really.
138 deviants said Other?

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i can sympathise or empathise or whatever, and i care and would help. but consider me the sheldon cooper of any sort of emotional circumstance :/
It depends on the situation. I'm much more logical than emotional.
MegaPollen Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Im the type person that if I see a person crying can't resist giving them a big hug. :)
Doesn't matter if it's my worst enemy, if it is not about destroying me, I'll help as I can and more.
Aya-Creuset Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Other: I do care about the people around me, and I help the more I can... But that is now and only if their mood affect me somehow.
Before, some years ago, I helped even those I never knew pretty well and as you can guess, that means I've been betrayed more than once. Even if that happened to me, I still do trust only 3 people I don't have the chance to meet in person yet, (and I guess I managed to meet them well online). One of them it is the reason I wake up every day with a big smile in my face (and with lots* of fears too).

PS: Sorry if my answer is not what you expected, and sorry if it is not a short answer either.
i can be, if i can tell that the person is really suffering or feeling sad, otherwise i don't take time to be compassionate about trivial things, like friends get butthurt over little things. i'm pretty blunt too, so when im trying to be helpful i can end up seeming cynical
I care too much about everyone. And everything. I'm the kinda person who would drop everything to help. But I'm also the kinda person where if it's their own fault or they're just seeking sympathy I tend not to care and get annoyed because I hate being taken advantage of. I tend to kind of hide behind cynacism and scathing remarks though which I hate but seems to be a bit of a defense mechanism.
I guess I can say yes, I can care about everyone to an extent. My close friends and family goes beyond everything though, and I won't sympathize with things I consider bullshit. But if someone was like..idk dieing I'd feel bad I guess. I'm not sure. It really kind of depends on my mood. Sometimes I get in these moods where I just don't give a fuck about anythings. I don't like those .-.
I help people because it's the right thing to do in my head, not my heart.
NelielDante Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Not really. It's more like a very deep root of my nature. I cry when I watch Animal Planet 8D
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