I am often intensely empathetic toward people who are obviously struggling such as mothers in hospital waiting rooms but everyday stuff like so-and-so failed to do his job pretty much never brings up a sense of human empathy for me. I assume the worst and frankly, I suspect I am usually correct. I am quick to empathize in situations that I have experience with but what I don't understand could fill volumes and gets less consideration -- this, I think is pretty human. So, the idea that empathy would come through analyzing, I would also consider a normal human thing. How can you really empathize when you don't understand?Anti-social personality because empathy doesn’t come easy to me:
Who says or said this? >>>>>>For me empathy comes through analyzing.. I have to work for it, it’s not natural. Really? Who says this? Who feels this way?
Im still investigating..
I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive personality disorder at one point, but that dx didn't stick for more than a month. Nevertheless, I wonder about it often because I can really become an asshole when shit doesn't get done by the book. Where the line is between run of the mill anxiety disorder or PTSD and a personality disorder like OCPD, I really don't know. I do know that it was my lack of empathy for people not doing shit "right" that won me this dx probably about 10 years ago now.