Instead of saying "she is the kind of person that really gets other, she really understands them deeply", I want an adjective for that. It's not empathetic.

  • "Empath" is a noun which means something different entirely. "Empathic" or "empathetic" are adjectives however that do seem to fit your description very well. Also look at "sympathetic," "compassionate," "commiserative," or simply "understanding." – geekahedron May 14 '19 at 13:26
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    got to be a duplicate ... somewhere. A very freq asked question – lbf May 14 '19 at 15:13
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    Why is it not empathetic? What are your criteria for an acceptable answer? How would you use it in a sentence? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica May 14 '19 at 17:07
  • Let's say Mary deeply understands X. Then: Mary is on the same wavelength [with X]. Mary is really tuned into X. X feels that Mary is a kindred spirit. Mary and X are kindred spirits. Mary identifies with X. Mary is connected to X. Mary is X's soul sister. – aparente001 May 15 '19 at 5:46

Even if you said that it’s not empathetic, I think that what you’re looking for might be:

Empathetic Someone who has the ability to understand and share someone’s feelings and emotions.

Understanding Someone who is aware of someone’s condition, is tolerant and doesn’t judge.

Sympathetic Someone who is concerned about somebody and cares about them and what they feel.

Supportive Someone who understands somebody, helps and encourages them.

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