Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What's most likely to make you squirm?

I seriously dislike seeing others being embarrassed or put down. It hurts me as much as it hurts them, I hate conflict of all kind, so even if the conflict isn't directed at me but at someone else, I get very uncomfortable and pained. On the other hand, I am helpless when it comes to pratfalls, I keel over in laughter. I know that it's terrible to laugh at someone else's physical mishaps such as what we see for an entire episode of America's Funniest Videos but it is too much for me. My hubby records it just to see me laugh until I cry. I know that no one gets hurt and that type of embarrassment isn't mean or purposefully hurtful. I think that I laugh so hard because I know that I am just a step or two away from falling myself so I sympathize with those poor folk. Perhaps that is why I feel so horribly when I see others being embarrassed, I empathize with them on an emotional level. There is no reason to purposefully make someone feel bad, it's very unkind and I really, really don't like it.

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