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#14632 - 01/05/01 07:18 AM What do you call someone who...
Chickie Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 35
cannot empathize? Is there a technical term for this? One from the doctor's textbook?

New Here! This is my first post. Looks like fun! I can see that I will be consulting my dictionary quite a bit to understand everything here! [blush}

#14633 - 01/05/01 08:19 AM Re: What do you call someone who...
wsieber Offline
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Loc: Switzerland
You start off on a hot one! I hope you are not going to use it straight away on a real person. In the extreme, pathological case such a character would be an autistic person.

#14634 - 01/05/01 10:26 AM Re: What do you call someone who...
Bobyoungbalt Offline

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Hmmm. Instead of going to the dictionaries, I would have another look in Pride and Prejudice for Elizabeth Bennet's impressions of Mr. Darcy.

#14635 - 01/05/01 12:03 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
Chickie Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 35
Right! Hot question! But not in the pathological extreme -- just your run-of-the-mill self-absorbed person. Any technical classification for a person like this?

#14636 - 01/05/01 12:10 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
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Pyschotic? Selfish? A politician?

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#14637 - 01/05/01 12:57 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
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#14638 - 01/05/01 02:17 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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When asked "what do you call someone who cannot empathise?", bear-tiger suggested Republican

That's torn it! As someone who prides himself on being devoutly apolitical, I feel obliged to warn you that our youngest board member, and staunch Republican, will no doubt feel compelled to weigh in - let' em have it, Jazz!

#14639 - 01/05/01 02:18 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
TEd Remington Offline
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> Republican.


Can't wait to hear Jazz :)

Welcome aboard bear-tiger.


#14640 - 01/05/01 02:38 PM Re: What do you call someone who...
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Posts: 1094
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Well, I was going to try to bit my tongue and not say anything, but since Max and Ted want some fire. . .

I'll respond to bear-tiger's very subtle post by saying: And a person who wants to kill babies, force people into HMOs and tax people to death and who thinks that the Boy Scouts is a hate group is empathetic?

And by the way Max, I wouldn't consider myself a staunch republican. The survey at http://www.speakout.com/VoteMatch calls me a moderate conservative. There are some republican ideas with which I don't agree, but when it comes to arguing, I go with the GOP. Plus, the way Al Gore makes a speech makes me sick.

#14641 - 01/05/01 02:55 PM There's a place for this
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If bear-tiger and JazzO would like they could take this to the Rant 'n' Rave booth at Car Talk's Cafe Dartre:


You can register here:


Or you can post unregistered.

And may the better man win.

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