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Do you consider yourself empathetic/compassionate. 

2,413 deviants said Yes, but I don't/can't always help. :(
1,417 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.
422 deviants said I can sympathise but I can't/don't help.
412 deviants said Not really.
138 deviants said Other?

Devious Comments

FreakyChik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :/
Morgannon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
It depends on the situation. I'm much more logical than emotional.
MegaPollen Featured By Owner 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. :)
JujuPascoli Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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.
Toyai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
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
disturbingcalamity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
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.
RiverShaman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
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 .-.
godofimagination Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I help people because it's the right thing to do in my head, not my heart.
NelielDante Featured By Owner 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
Satyrtail Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I try pretty hard to help when I can, like picking up a forgotten toy and hurrying to give it back to the child or parent, oooorrr if someone's dropped something I'll pick it up for them. Hold the door open for lines upon lines of people (:stare:), fixing stuff in stores so the employees don't have as much hassle. I guess that's less compassionate and more caring? :confused: If someone comes to me or I know a person is feeling down, I'll try to cheer them up but I'm sometimes pretty flipping terrible at comforting people bahaha. If they tell me a problem then I'm either like :iconletmehugyouplz:.
Or like :iconjokerclapplz:
buurdy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I'm an insensitive bitch.
Sechmet5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I consider myself an idiot. I very often think about others when I'm deciding something, when someone comes to me for help, I can't reject them, even if it's 8p.m. and I know it will take a lot of time before I get to sleep (doesn't matter that I'm supposed to be awake the next day at 5a.m.). I just started collage, so not many people know I'm that helpfull (though some start to notice) and I'm trying to act indifferent, yet I found myself saying "I'll help you with that analysis before the next text" even though that idiot has little chance of passing the subject and what is worse, I said it on my own, he didn't ask.

Most of you will probably think that caring about others is a good thing, but I'm not one of you. I'm trying so hard to be selfish, to care about myself and my good-being, because I'm afraid that without it I will burn out in life (not to mention the people who would gain from my weakness). If you know any way to achieve this, please, don't hesitate to tell me
asdfgghjkl123 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm notoriously known as the empathetic/compassionate one at school... Or anywhere, in fact. So with that kind of reputation people won't leave me alone and my power becomes my weakness, y'know?
After--Life Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I do care for other people, but sometimes, I don't have that urge, or the 'guts' to get out there and help them. But most of the time, I'm good. I don't like showing off though.
JZX26 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i always try to help when i can, because sometimes the problems that the people needs to be solve are really difficult for me O3O
Ariemea Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yes, but I am not good at expressing myself, so I kinda come off as a cold shoulder.
jaja-sick-bear Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do care bout peoples, though I hate it D: Like what TheForgottenDaughter said OTL Id rather be detached and not really care. Also.. D: Caring bout people then having them turn against you just makes me sick >:T Well.. from my experiences.. BUt if I didnt care bout people, I'd feel rather lonely D: Which is very contradicting /O\
Its like... XD

Caring= getting hurt/ tiring
Not caring= become lonely
Ever-Awesome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I try very hard to help those around me, and dedicate much of my time after school helping out with clubs. There are times though, when I'm forced to say no due to sickness, or there simply not being enough time. I know how hard it can be to cope with an issue on your own, so I try to be a kind shoulder to cry on, and someone people can talk to.
ORANGEyYin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
At my old school, brought extra food everyday for people who didn't have lunch money...but some people started to take advantage of me, to the point to where they expected me to bring their food, even when they had food and money -_-
ssyriuss Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
'Not really' is not strong enough for me. My feelings exactly the opposite to compassion or sympathy.
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Difficult question. Wouldn't I denounce myself as selfish if I think of myself as compassionate?
DesperateArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Siempre intento ayudar a las personas que lo necesiten ^^
Lidstir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even being homeless I like to still help people. sometimes it is as simple as giving the extra beanie you have away or giving a man with no teeth something to eat from your supplies. It's a bit harder when you are down but it is still very do able.
songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I love to help - but I'm also socially awkward, so I don't always know what I can say or do. I'm a good listener, though.
QuinzyCobweb Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm apparently very theraputic to talk to, but I'm very awkward with these things so most of the time i'm just being really quiet and listening. And apparently that helps a lot.
JustAnotherBlackbird Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm what you call an "empath" I pick up on other's emotions like an antenna. It can get a little draining sometimes when I'm dealing with a room full of sad people, particularly if I don't know what they're so sad about. It can leave me wondering why I'm sad or angry or crying. I used to think I was bi-polar, but no. Left to myself, or emotionally balanced people I'm just fine. When this happens it can be really freaking awkward, because I have no idea whether to try and help (I've been told to fuck off, go to hell, and leave before) or to leave them alone.
Emathy sucks. Sympathy isn't so bad as some people think. Sometimes you need it.
JustAnotherBlackbird Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WolfLAF Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i care but i just don't know how to help at all
Czeslawa1021 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm very compassionate/sympathetic to people, but I've just not had the experiences most my friends have had (ex: family members passing away, depression issues... etc.) so it's hard for me to be able to relate with them. But I do listen to them, which they still seem pleased about. So at least I have that. lol.
usybabe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I have difficulty with other people (I'm very awkward when it comes to socializing) but if I know where you're coming from, I can empathize. As far as being compassionate, I've been taken advantage of because of it in the past, so my compassion has become restricted for friends/family because I know they won't take advantage of me.
Rock-N-Roller14 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I can be very compationate/ empathetic towards everyone, no matter who they are or if they are a stranger or friend, but if I find that people are cruel to others then I feel that they are not worth my time, is that bad?
Bringin-Crazy-Back Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm kinda awkward with my feelings. I don't really feel sympathy too much, especially if I don't know the person, but I do what I can to help make them feel better.

Like, my best friend comes up to me and says, "I feel bad today because this and this and this."

I just give her a blank look like, "I'm sorry." o_o

...Then I buy her cookies and let her vent about it.
ElenirLachlagos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Hm, it's difficult to say.

I think I think more about other people's discomfort than others. Like today there was this boy on the bus standing in the door and everyone going in and out had to walk around him - I thought that was very inconsiderate. Or when you eat lunch at work, I think it's good manners not to take the last seat at a table and let co-workers coming after you sit alone on another table.
Sometimes I get too much into it, like I nearly had to walk out of the cinema while watching troy, because I suddenly thought that back then people really died like this in battles.
I can't bear to think about cats in pain, hurt or dead.

Helping - well, it depends. I lend my brother money without expecting to ever get it back. I don't usually donate for charity though. And I'm not really the person people come to help for, I think.
DesmanHill Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
No, for whatever reason, I here and understand the problem but i feel nothing. Almost as if I had no soul.
BubblyEllie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't always have the means to help people, and it makes me kinda sad=C
TheForgottenDaughter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
I am buuuut.... I kinda hate it about myself. I'd much rather be detached and care a lot less. Caring about the people around you... It's exhausting.
Anyura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a good listener and try to help everyone, but often can't. But I do everything I can for my close friends. :)
Dappleswirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to help people, especially people I'm close to, but sometime I don't. I usually don't help random strangers with big things, but I really should :/
MISAMISA2NDKIRA Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever since I was little, I have had some very strong empathy...

it can be a gift and a curse because I could (and still can) usually tell what emotion or mood people were and are in. It sucks because I would (and am) able to feel that emotion like it is a presence in the room and it affects me as well, and when it's a sad emotion...well, you'll do anything to help that person who is feeling that way, even if you don't like them, because you know what they are feeling...
Alexandros-Derveron Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not compassionate if it's not the part of my family that I like or my few friends. I can't empathize. And I refuse to help anyone apart from the tiny aforementioned group.
m1ri1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
"Yes, I care a lot about others and I'll do what I can to help them", and sometimes I'm overdoing it....
Shijou4U Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you. :iconrelievedplz:
HenLP Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I guess the best way to describe myself would be that I'm sort of like Dr. Cox, from Scrubs: cynical, self-centered, and, even if others issues and problems do not interest me/are none of my concern, I don't care, but I do what I can if someone could use my help, and I can or am willing to.
yzkethrag Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a dyspathic robot with no compassion for humanity.
Yum-i Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do care, but I'm not always able to or sometimes I just don't help. It can depend on the circumstances though.
Also, I'm not really sure if I'm being empathetic or sympathetic.
For example: I never like to watch drama, maybe I can't handle all the drama, but I think it might be because I empathize/sympathize them (the characters). But I'm not sure which one I'm feeling. Maybe it's both, I dunno. :hmm:
MIDNIGHTsong Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You always have the most interesting polls.
Chips13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
However it's more sympathetic than empathic; I often help people because I feel sorry for them, not because I -'understand' them. I don't often put myself in people's shoes, because it always send me to bouts of crying and feeling guilty for not being able to help (when I'm incapable to help). People's emotions affect mine easily.

I'm not very good with comforting sad people, but I try to help them, usually by hugging them when possible and trying to get their mind off the sad things. Like, cheering them up or something. =)
azulong94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
usually when the bus is filled to the brim and nobody finds the courage to make room for 1 old man I feel really bad for the guy,
or when I play fable 3 with the idea of fucking the entire world up, but not being able to break my promises
Afterlife93 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
i care too much
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