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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 01:48 PM

70. Indeed I was. She and I were in the same section -

 

in those days each incoming class was divided into four sections of about 145 students. I didn't know her but I knew who she was - she was hard to miss - tall, striking looking. My first boss in the legal profession was Jennifer Granholm. I was a first year working on the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review and she was a second year and the editor-in-chief. I was a lowly cite-checking grunt and occasional pre-reader of submitted articles. She was very nice.

I don't have any interpersonal "empathy" to speak of, can't read people worth a hoot and live strictly inside my own mind. Using the last phrase to a therapist was what allowed her to put the pieces together and diagnose me, which diagnosis has since been ratified by two other psychologists and a psychiatrist. There is a big difference between that kind of empathy and compassion, which is a different beast altogether.



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