Could you let me know what this sentence is saying? it is a sympathy scale item, so no context.
"I feel other people's pain"
Does it mean "I understand other people's ...." or "Other people's pain make me feel painful as well"?
Also, I guess pain can be replaced by "suffering" here. Right?
You could just paraphrase the item for me, then no need to respond to the questions.
If it's a "sympathy scale item", I guess that means that it's one of a list of questions to work out how sympathetic you are.
I don't think simply understanding others' pain would rate highly.