If someone does something bad to me, it sucks, but it doesn't bother me as much as seeing someone else hurt, even if I don't know that person. Like, I'd rather have a bully pick on me or have someone scratch my car or something, or even little stuff like flat tires and missed buses, than have it happen to someone else. It just makes me feel so much worse when it's someone else. I get worried and upset because I don't know how the person will react to it; I guess I just feel more comfortable when stuff happens to me because I know how I deal with things, and someone else might be really really hurt by something,a nd I wouldn't be able to fix it. And if something bad does happen, I feel guilty for not helping them even if there was nothing I could do. I just hate seeing other people suffer.
Anyone identify? Do you prefer your own pain to the pain of others?