Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement
Empathy, affection, and sociability enhancement is the experience of a mind state which is dominated by intense feelings of compassion, talkativeness, and happiness.    The experience of this effect creates a wide range of subjective changes to a person's perception of their feelings towards other people and themselves. These are described and documented in the list below:
- Increased sociability and the feeling that communication comes easier and more naturally.
- Increased urge to communicate or express one’s affectionate feelings towards others, even if they happen to be strangers.
- Increased feelings of empathy, love, and connection with others.
- Increased motivation to resolve social conflicts and improve interpersonal relationships.
- Decreased negative emotions and mental states such as stress, anxiety, and fear.
- Decreased insecurity, defensiveness, and fear of emotional injury or rejection from others.
- Decreased irritability, aggression, anger, and jealousy.
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- 4-FA (The Drug Classroom) | https://thedrugclassroom.com/video/4-fluoroamphetamine-4-fa/
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