We've all heard too much about people that lack empathy and how dangerous it can become but how about the other extreme? This means someone that has excessive empathy towards everyone and everything.
Would that also be a disorder?
Most Helpful Guy
something becomes a disorder when it interferes with reasonable function for life.
What others might find extremely excessive empathy may work fine for a person.
That said, it also may not, and if that amount of empathy is interfering - I would imagine paralysing a person, they would be considered to have a disorder I would think. Though I am not familiar with any named or described disorder like that.1
Most Helpful Girl
That could be a disorder if it starts impacting your daily life in a negative way. It's great to care about others, but too much of anything can be problematic.1