I wasn't aware that our ability could be labeled as overly excessive. Those of us who have this gift, know it and it can't be confused with a persons ability to be compassionate and to what degree. Being empathic is so much more than just being able to relate to someone else's feelings. I can't even attend a funeral without being doubled-over in so much physical & emotional pain. Excessive? Yes. Is there any other kind? I don't even have to know the person who's passed to feel the emotions of others that are filling up in a room. Jealousy, deceit, sadness, anger, love... The fact that you can say with absolute certainty how someone is feeling because you can feel it, goes beyond any test that measures someone's ability with a percentage.