it starts off feeling someone else's pain. then you're reminded of your own. then somehow you tap into the collective unconscious pain and you feel like nuclear waste pumps through your veins and your very existence begins to feel like a vice grip on your soul, and in those moments, in you is manifest all the pain in the world.
we infps must have a very high pain tolerance. but why? what good does it do? do we somehow lighten the load for others by feeling their pain? does it teach us something? is it what makes and keeps us highly sensitive? i'd feel better about having to endure it if there was some meaning behind the experience. maybe i should just pretend there's meaning, whatever i need to tell myself, if it helps me endure.
this seems to happen with every emotion. pain. sadness. fear. even good emotions, like joy, ecstasy, and love. though the good ones seems to happen less often.
anyone else experience this?