I'm not going to lie, I really like the ability to read souls as the Watcher of Caed Nua in the Pillars of Eternity games. I don't know if I'd truly be considered an empath IRL but I do try to relate with people, to understand their pain and to give them the benefit of the doubt. I realize having that soul-reading ability would result in a lot of disturbing moments, pain and so forth. However, I also think it'd be absolutely incredible because I'd be able to truly, deeply understand what others have gone through and hopefully meet them where they're at to help them out.
This would also be particularly useful to me since I've recently found myself drifting away from caring about others, partially thanks to the events of 2020, and I want to get back to caring deeply for others. There's nothing quite like truly understanding another person's struggles to make you feel true compassion. That's why I'd love to have the ability to read others' souls or, at the very least, be able to see the things they've gone through.
That's one of my favorite aspects of the PoE games. They're not just fantastic RPGs with phenomenal writing, they also have a great theme to them centered around using an absurdly tricky ability like soul reading to either help others or cause them even greater pain (the former of which is what I usually choose).