I just had a big epiphany regarding my freakish empathy, controlling it, and certain obsessive compulsive traits of mine. I don't intend to post all about it here, but it may wind up having a huge impact on my people skills.
In fact, I'm not even sure why I'm posting about it here given that I don't intend to share the more personal details. I think it's just a way for me to mark what might be a life changing occasion.
At the very least, I hope this epiphany of mine results in helping control some of my obsessive compulsive tendencies. Washing hands to the point that the dryness leads to cuts and bleeding just CAN'T be good for me (particularly since blood on the hands means they need to be washed again