When searching for my type, this was by far the most difficult aspect to differentiate, because I am extremely empathetic and it's not a choice. It isn't necessarily a "I relate to that, therefore I feel you" mentality, unless I definitely relate, then we can connect and talk about it. But I find myself feeling other people's emotions instantly and it is always so intense, unless I'm in an apathetic or really depressed state. But I'm an INFP, how can this be explained? You may want to argue that I'm not an INFP, but I promise I am!