You’ve probably known since around kindergarten (if not earlier) that some people are just more emotional than others. It’s not just a gender thing, either — there’s always a weepy boy and that stone-faced girl. New research suggests that emotional people’s brains are physically different than more “rational” people’s brains, and that how much empathy you experience is largely a function of how many cells you have in certain brain areas.
So tender-hearted citizens of the world take note, maybe those feels aren’t really your fault after all….
If these individual differences in empathy and showing resulting emotions — both normal and abnormal — are rooted in biological structures, they may be more difficult to overcome than if empathy is learned