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Psychology, Personality Traits, and Some pretty Esoteric stuff...

'Empaths' - My favorite kind of people...

WHO ARE EMPATHS?

"Empaths are often poets in motion. They are the born writers, singers, and artists with a high degree of creativity and imagination, so the artistic community is filled with them. They are known for many talents as their interests are varied, broad, and continual. They often have interests in many cultures and view them with a broad-minded perspective. Empaths encompass all walks of life and span every culture across the globe. You can find empaths within your family, neighborhood, workplace, and the broader community. 

There is no single defining gender, career, personality, or any other label that we can place on empaths in general, they are everywhere and can be anyone. These are the listeners of life. Empaths are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as empaths are concerned, where there is a problem, there is also an answer. They will often search until they find one—if only for peace of mind..." 
                                      -From, 'The Basic Traits of Empaths and Empathy'

'Sociopaths'  - The complete opposite of an 'Empath'. As compassion (and justice) is also, of a higher order...

"1/25 people disliked this video...." -Joshua Mcateer. Very funny...

"I lived with a psychopath for several years, and have met others. One thing I noticed is a 'flashbulb smile', a sudden broad grin while speaking. They also seem to think and choose words carefully, and try to avoid giving away any new information but save up mentally what they learn about others, to later use against them."  -karen stauffer (YouTube Viewer).

"I took an Uber ride the other night that changed my life. I got lucky. The big lesson I learned is to never sacrifice your safety and wellbeing to be polite. It could cost you your life. Listen to your intuition and act on it."  -Inner Integration

I can kinda' relate to the previous story myself. (Knowing, first hand from experience, that you have to be aware of who you are showing kindness to. Let's face it, not everyone is honest, or has the same good intentions as you, if you are that kind of person to begin with; and someone who is not on the level, and/or who has ulterior motives, and/or who is a predator, or even a 'Career Criminal', may sorta' like pick up on that).

For example, some years ago already, (before actually living in North Carolina), I was visiting relatives in Charlotte, while staying in a hotel. I got a little lost on my way back to the motel, and had asked this black man from my car for some directions. (Don't mean to sound prejudiced and all, but that's what he was. Sorry! Same thing could have possibly happened with a 'white man' as well). After he advised me which way to go, he tried to play on the fact that he could see I was a decent guy, and indicated that it was raining out and he was getting wet, etc. and if, out of the kindness of my heart, I could give him a ride on my way back to the hotel. Against my better judgement, I complied, and told him to get in the car. (As I was also, sorta' like testing out the area myself, as a possible place to live, and had seen something on the news the night before about a pretty violent crime that had taken place around the city, and was therefore especially curious about the quality of life there). Sure enough, he directed me towards this dark alley, and his character had completely changed. His true colors seemed to come out, and he tried to rob me! He definitely, also seemed to know what he was doing. Much to my surprise, he knew how to work a choke hold, like a pro! He was also very shrewd (in an evil kind of way of course), as he tried to force me against my car, when I opened the door to get out - in an attempt to defend myself; sorta' like instinctively knowing that I would be afraid to damage my car by the confrontation he tried to turn violent. (The dark alley that he led me to of course, didn't hurt either). Well, to make a long story short, I still managed to get my car keys from him, which he attempted to use as leverage. And then, he was gone. I mean, like disappeared! And when I had called the cops, because he managed to get away with my license, the particular cop who arrived at the scene actually asked me if I was buying drugs from the guy!!! Believe it or not. "Yea right, that's what I was doing officer, I was buying drugs. That's why I called the cops! Duh. Makes sense to me! In fact, remind me again as to why these guys are so brazen, and think most of our law enforcement is a joke. Wow!" (In all fairness, this may not have been a complete reflection of the Charlotte area; as my cousin's friends, and the crowd she hangs out with, seem to be very decent people. Which was one of the reasons as to why I was considering relocating to the area. The people. It may have also been partly indicative of the vulnerability of my particular situation - of being a Whistleblower and all for instance - which I am not going to get into here).

But anyway, my point being, (and the moral of the story) is that these principles, of course, can be applicable to men, as well as women. As with the story told by the woman in the video, this was another definite learning experience for me, as well. And reaffirmed my belief in the absurdity of being 'politically correct' (so to speak) in certain situations, for example. (While still being a civil, well-mannered, objective, and nondiscriminatory person). Neither here nor there, but I also firmly believe that there are certain women, and kids, (young children being especially vulnerable), who are cut from a different cloth, and therefore, should especially make it a point to learn self-defense, from a good, credible, martial arts school for example. Combined with good judgement, it could possibly even save your life. And also, my strong advice, is to NEVER walk into a situation like what I walked into, (if it at all can be avoided), to begin with. (And this particular situation could have been avoided). That is the FIRST rule of thumb. (And any good martial arts school will teach you that as well). There are enough bad things in this life (that sometimes, unfortunately, cannot be avoided) as it is. I know...

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