a person who has the psionic ability to sense others’ emotions
He met Mathis' inscrutable eyes and wondered if the telempath read his thoughts and if so, why he didn’t say something helpful.
Seven from the Stars in Amazing Science Fiction Stories Mar. 57/2
He could experience the emotions of others and even influence same: he was a telempath.
Jam for Christmas in Amazing Stories Mar. 109/1
Who had been dim-witted enough to let the telempath out of this shielded room at a time like this? The moron was the most sensitive barometer to emotion Daffyd had ever encountered.
Apple in Science Fiction Monthly June 8/1
A telempath is a person who approaches telepathy by way of empathy.
They’re telempaths, not telepaths. They read vague emotions, not thoughts.
Queen's Gambit in D. Weber Worlds of Honor 154
Marion Zimmer Bradley
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