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Meaning of IKTF


What Does IKTF Mean?

IKTF (I Know The Feeling) is used to show empathy. It is typically used after someone tells you about their bad news. IKTF lets them know you have experienced the same emotion at the same intensity.

Of note, IKTF is not used to show sympathy, which is shown using the icon U.U

Remember, empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another (having shared a similar experience) and sympathy is a feeling of sorrow for someone else's misfortune (due to a situation you have not experienced).

Read more about the difference between empathy and sympathy.

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Definition for IKTF

IKTF means "I Know the Feeling". This is the most common definition for IKTF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about IKTF:

IKTF
Definition:I Know the Feeling
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for IKTF
When I write IKTF, I mean this:

meaning of IKTF
"I can fully empathize with you."
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Examples of IKTF in Sentences

Here is an example of IKTF being used in a sentence:
  • Person A: There is too much month left at the end of the money!
  • Person B: IKTF.

An Academic Look at IKTF

IKTF is nearly always used as a standalone declarative sentence. In other words, it is not used as a part of speech within a sentence.

Of note, IKTF is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Kay Tee Eff). Of note, initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have written something like "I can empathize with you entirely" instead of IKTF.

A Text with IKTF

Using IKTF on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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