Check out this interesting article about Empaths:

http://earthweareone.com/empaths-coping-with-sensitivity-and-empathic-gifts/

That for example is very me:

They have a broad interest in music to suit their many expressive temperaments, and others can query how empaths can listen to one style of music, and within minutes, change to something entirely different.  Lyrics within a song can have adverse, powerful effects on empaths, especially if it is relevant to a recent experience.  In these moments, it is advisable for empaths to listen to music without lyrics, to avoid playing havoc with their emotions!

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