The Empathy Trait allows characters to identify and discern other people's emotions and feelings. With a highly successful roll, a character may even be able to tell if someone is lying to her or has an ulterior motive. Likewise, she may be able to adjust her own emotions to take advantage of someone, feign sympathy or give it genuinely. That's the trickiest side of this Talent. A character with Empathy may get so caught up in the feelings of others that her own emotions may be affected, willingly or not.

x Untalented: You aren't necessarily mean, but you have trouble relating to people on a personal level, and are often considered difficult and tiresome to speak with.

• Novice: People consider you a confidant.

•• Practiced: You're attuned to the pain of those around you.

••• Competent: You can analyze the emotions of casual acquaintances with skill.

•••• Expert: Even strangers pour out their stories; it's easy to catch people lying too.

••••• Master: You know what they're going to say before they open their mouths.

  • Possessed by: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Best Friends, Psychics, Hucksters.
  • Specialties: Detect Lies, Hidden Motives, Emotional States, Personality Quirks, Affairs of the Heart, Read Lips.