Worse than even the Empath is the Sympath, a psychic being who is preternaturally able to identify other people's emotions, and aknowledge them. For example, let's say you are feeling rediculously sad. An empath would feel your sadness. A sympath recognizes your sadness, and aknowledges it to you, in a whiny voice. THey are also psychic. They are often quite pleased with themselves.