Empathy is considered very human though is not a normal part of the human mentality, at least not in today's world. While all humans are capable of empathy, being an empath is something that develops in people. Relating back to Short Term 12, and Grace (Brie Larson), the main protagonist of this film, who is an empath. Because of her personality we can assume she's either went through something traumatizing, or grew up in surroundings that have developed her strong will and sense of empathy, which we slowly learn about as the film progresses. Grace and her boyfriend Mason work in a home for at-risk teens. These teens star a bunch of talented youngsters but most notably a young Kaitlyn Dever and Lakeith Stanfield. Through their stories we begin to understand Grace's world more and more. Her story unfolds amidst the uncontrollable nature of this at-risk center into a overwhelming tornado of emotions. This is a simple film about people and the struggles people face at home. And thanks to an all-star cast and a visceral script, it gets people just right.