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#14652 - 01/05/01 10:28 PM Re: politics and religion  
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AnnaS pointed out: for all we know, could be a little Mister nobody ['delicate cough' emoticon]. And that after I called Faldage for making sex-stereotyped assumptions! The shame of it all! I guess I jumped to the contusion I did because men never act that way.


#14653 - 01/06/01 04:16 PM Black and blue marks  
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>I guess I jumped to the contusion I did because men never act that way.


Bruised but unbowed, I see. At least for a while. Probably a very SHORT while.



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#14654 - 01/06/01 06:43 PM Re: Black and blue marks  
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Ted commented>I guess I jumped to the contusion I did because men never act that way.


Bruised but unbowed, I see. At least for a while.



Indeed. I've always been fond of that deliberate malapropism I picked up from my father. It seems wonderfully descriptive of what often happens when one jumps to conclusions.


#14655 - 01/12/01 09:29 PM Person lacking empathy...  
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Nope...not sociopath either. Not what I'm seeking. Not that extreme. Not as extreme as autistic either.
Anyone???

"Adversity is the whetstone of creativity"

#14656 - 01/12/01 09:58 PM Re: Person lacking empathy...  
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this too shall pass
empathy itself is a rather new word/concept, translated early last century from the G. einfuhlung, maybe German has something for the lack thereof as well....

BTW ::nudge, nudge:: did you know that "Adversity is the whetstone of creativity"?


#14657 - 01/12/01 10:23 PM Re: Person lacking empathy...  
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Aren't crossthreads being created as we speak...

I understand why "not here", but can someone tell me why not at a "pub"? People seem to be (finally) loose enough to disrobe to thier political nakedness.

ps. Please, don't give me the obvious answer (ie. Why do you want to get your ass kicked?) - or - (Its bad luck to wish someone good luck)

pps. Jazz - please DO include "moderate liberal".

ppps. Did someone call creativity "a tool"? Lemmie atem!




#14658 - 01/12/01 10:30 PM Re: Person lacking empathy...  
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People seem to be (finally) loose enough to disrobe to thier political nakedness.

A few of us here have been naked for a while.


#14659 - 01/13/01 03:53 AM Re: Person lacking empathy...  
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How about insensitive, disinterested, or dispassionate?


#14660 - 01/13/01 07:29 AM Re: What do you call someone who...  
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>My mom, a former RN at a nursing home, used to speak of "empathy fatigue". After working all day dealing with other people's complaints she would find it difficult to empathize with her own families' problems. God bless her, we empathized and forgave her.

I empathise with your experience, I live with a doctor! It didn't take me long to realise that the only way to get anything medical noticed here would be to have something rare enough to merit a case report.


#14661 - 01/13/01 03:41 PM Re: Person lacking empathy...  
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Subject: Re: Person lacking empathy...
Nope...not sociopath either. Not what I'm seeking. Not that extreme. Not as extreme as autistic either.
Anyone???

Uninvolved
Disinterested
Unempathetic
Self centered
Selfish
Cold
Unfeeling
Disconnected
wow
"Prosperity makes friends. Adversity tries them." Publius Syrus





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