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Empath  
  A being capable of telepathic empathy with others.  

"How exactly does the government use empaths?" Tim shrugged. "We can tell the level of a man's loyalty just by meeting him. We can walk around a factory and sense that there's going to be a strike."
From Empath, by J.T. McIntosh.
Published by New Worlds in 1956
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