Manipulative and empathetic people both adept at reading emotions –

People shouldn’t assume that someone who can easily read their feelings always has their best interests at heart.

 

Although good emotion-recognition skills might seem like concern and empathy, some people might use these skills to manipulate others, new University of Michigan research suggests.

 

Both manipulative and empathetic people are equally capable of reading others’ emotions, according to U-M researchers, who conducted two studies examining the relationship between narcissism, empathy and emotion recognition.