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I Am a Empath and I Wish to Meet Others Such As Myself

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    It has taken me nearly twenty years to put a

    name with the experiences I have lived with since my 16th birthday. I had no idea what an empath was until recently. I feel emotions and thoughts of people and animals. Usually I must be in close proximity to the person or a personal item to get any input. When I was in school I...
    ThisStarShinesBright ThisStarShinesBright 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    I was just reading an article about the 40

    traits of an Empath. There was one thing that stood out for me. There were others, but there was one thing that was a constant problem with me since the age of 8. I've read that Empaths would rather prefer to be alone so that they can distress. That's me to a tee. Now the...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    I Can Control It

    I just read ArachangelJohpiel's story (Hiiii, JOPHIEL!) an he states that it's a blessing and a curse by reason that he is constantly bombarded with feelings hat aren't his own. I am an empath, but I can control it. I can choose when and who I receive emotions from. They get mad...
    maddyjean08 maddyjean08 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Ability

    I have the ability to be able to read peoples feelings like there my own. I can usually tell if they are lying unless they lied to them self and now believe it because they will give off the vibes of telling the trueth even if they are not. It has down sides though like I cant...
    ATLANTIC0CEAN ATLANTIC0CEAN 18-21, M Jun 12, 2013

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    What A Day!

    As I'm a new member I'd say most of you probably haven't even seen my name, unless you're a member of the other Empath groups here. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm Aurora, which I go by because many people on other websites (mostly roleplaying sites..) know me under that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    I Was Never Aware

    My whole life as a child, i was always the girl who "had" to fit in. The girl who had to find her way,but never did. I grew up with a sense of urgency to fix things among others that surrounded me. I grew up with a nature to help.Like any other person i went through phases...
    juztAgurl juztAgurl 18-21 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Hi Everyone

    About 5 to 6 months ago I discovered I had the gift of an empath and a few others and now i'm trying to adjust to the life altering discovery. Honestly I'd hope to meet other people like me one of these days in hopes of just seeing what the experience would be like this site has...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    Being An Empath And Unemployed.

    Hello Everyone, This is my first time writing on this site. I just had an experience yesterday, that reminded me of a situation in the past. I was at the welfare office getting onto it. The officer didn't like the way that I was looking for work. I've only found 8 searches last...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 41-45, F Jun 1, 2010

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Empath

    I want to do a survey of our specialties. Below is a list that includes, but is not limited to, specialties an empath could specialize in. Hopefully this survey will help us better understand ourselves. LIST: -Shielding/Blocking*The ability to shut out the onslaught of emotions...
    BabyRed BabyRed 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Fellow Empaths... I Have Something For You

    Hello everyone, I already posted this in the group "I am an Empath" but to those that are not part of that group here you are. I do not spend much time on here as I spend almost all of my internet time on two different social networking sites. The amount of resources and...
    Selkhet Selkhet 22-25 4 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Looking For People Who Want To Change This World In Better

    Hey :) I'm looking for people who want to change this world in better, people who care about others, people who want to give and receive love. The idea is that we all come together and send positive energy to all the people. Anyone out there who wants to help? It doesn't...
    BlueDogAr BlueDogAr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    It's Difficult

    Being an empath. It is truly a gift and a curse at the same time. Constantly bombarded with emotive states that are not my own, it's enough to make someone question their own sanity at times. I avoid crowds like the plague, its to much input! I think it's important for us to find...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    I am finding that this is more common

    than people think. How much is empathy and how much is sympathy? I have always felt other people's emotions more than my own. I tend to attract all kinds of people and they magnetize their emotions on me. This makes it hard for several different situations 1) People who have a...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    Empath Searching

    I don't even remember when I realized that I was an empath. My mother tells me stories about me getting very distressed when I would hear children crying. This wasn't a situation of me being able to understand that crying meant pain typically, I was just a baby, I have even heard...
    connected13 connected13 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Reaching That Point

    I knew early in my life that I was different. I felt what others didn't. As a young child I became very nauseous when things around me weren't quite right. Certain people to this day cause my solar plexus to ache just by standing in front of me. My friends and family think I...
    astridlockheart astridlockheart 31-35 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Hey :)

    Hey guys this is my first time writing a story. I am glad I found people like me because I recently found out I was an empath. I am 13ish and a few days ago my dad sat me down to talk. I could feel deep down that something was wrong, and I knew my grandma had just died before he...
    thenavyninja thenavyninja 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2011

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    Missing Student

    I just received an email from my college that there is a missing student. She has not been seen on campus since Friday and has communicated through email but not by phone. She is in a class with me and I just have a really uneasy, tight, knotted-up feeling in my gut. A missing...
    AshOshea AshOshea 18-21, F Feb 10, 2013

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    I have always felt like I took on too much of

    other peoples emotions and let them overwhelm me, to the point where I didn't feel like myself. After having a breakdown last year, I decided to explore the more spiritual side of myself and look deeper into why I couldn't stop people washing over me. I'm fairly new to this...
    PiarnD82 PiarnD82 31-35, F 8 Responses May 29, 2014

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    Today

    Today I read about being an empath and decided that is what I am. I am not skilled at turning my empathy "off" an "on" as some websites I've read suggest can be learned. I would like to explore the idea of being more in control of my emphatic trait. Who here shares my goal...
    JackieB329 JackieB329 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Vivid Dreams; Same Character In It

    I had a vivid dream where it was the end of the world. I was in a space aged civilization and was told by a young official that the safest place anywhere was my ship and that I better get in it. I had never been in my ship and asked who and how many could go with me. The...
    JackieB329 JackieB329 26-30, F Jul 10, 2012

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    New Discovery

    I have just begun to research what it means to be an empath. From the time I was in preschool I have been a fierce guard and friend of the underdog, have felt other's emotions very deeply, and have struggled with high levels of anxiety. When I was 12 my social anxiety got really...
    AshOshea AshOshea 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Not Story, My Life.

    Well, I'm extremely in-tuned to people. I can sense people's emotions, and almost their thoughts in a sense. I've always been aware of the world closely, since a young girl. I never believed in what I was told, and my mind always wondered, and wanted to know more. I'm just...
    UnfortunateSeeker UnfortunateSeeker 18-21 Dec 15, 2011

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    Have You Ever Seen The Green Mile? I Feel Like John Coffey...

    I feel that it is my responsiblity to take some form of action if I see someone who is suffering. That is a great chractaristic to have...unless you notice every little piece of human suffering that occurs around you. And it seeps into your body.
    four2eight four2eight 26-30, M 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    I believe that everything is connected to our

    souls age and wisedom. I am an empath and have always been labeled "different" in my family or "over emotional"!! It's took me until almost 30 years old (I'm 29), to realize that being an empath is a blessing. The reason why we are in-tune with how others feel and think is...
    Ashleysmashley Ashleysmashley 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    Met A Few

    We all figure it out in our own time. Some I have met have been aware of their 'gift' most of their lives. Others were aware, but just thought of themselves as different or weird. Some of us know what kind we are, and others of us have touches of many within our grasp...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    Ummm... Idk

    I honestly do not know if i am empath or not, i am attuned really well to peoples feelings and sometimes thoughts but only sometimes. Its like theres an off switch. Either that or i am really used to it because i dont even notice it sometimes. The only times it hits me when i...
    invisibleTears invisibleTears 16-17, F Jan 8, 2012

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    I was told I was an Empath

    because I feel too much. I always considered myself a toucher and a feeler but if someone a don't get good vibes is closed to me or even thinks of touching me I am completely freaked out.
    daddiesLittleSweetheart01 daddiesLittleSweetheart01 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Related Experiences

    I wish more people would accept and understand me. Trying to figure yourself out is tough enough without people judging and making fun of you. Im lucky to have some great friends...
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ask me something . I am really bored
    deleted deleted 26-30 27 Responses Feb 3

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    Feel free to ask me anything
    shona1967 shona1967 46-50, F 31 Responses Feb 3

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    I am officially bored, any questions?
    littledude115 littledude115 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm a widow. It's been two years. I am 35
    SG2015 SG2015 31-35, F Feb 19

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    what happens in Dubai stays in Dubai?
    Iamdusk Iamdusk 36-40, M Feb 20

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    Sometimes i think it would just be easyer to change who i am and be what everyone else wants me to be. its hard not being liked because people don't care for you because of the bad...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Feb 2

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    I am a cutter and i'm gay AND on top of all that i could be bi-polar. I want to tell my friends so that they can tell me its okay but i don't know if it is... I just moved to a new...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F Feb 12

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    One of my dear ep friends gave a special birthday gift... 10 wishes.... Hmmmm..... Thinks deeply.... Ok..... 1. I wish 🌠 for peace... World peace ✌.. Personal peace...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 21

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    I'm in Michigan looking for others who wear diapers. I wear for medical reasons, and would like to talk or meet others in the same boat as me. I would like to try the ab thing...
    iwillkeepyoudiapered iwillkeepyoudiapered 51-55, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    1. Any scars? -Tons 2. Self harmed? -Yes 3. Crush? -No 4. Kissed anyone? -Yeah, 3 different people 5. Coke or Pepsi? -Pepsi 6. Someone you hate? -Sam Pepper eh 7. Best Friends...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been told I am an angel on earth and have such a kind heart. I am not sure if this is empathetic or if I just put others needs and happiness before my own. When people...
    kritchey77 kritchey77 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    So today is my first day of accepting that I'm an empath. I've tried to run and hide from it, locking it away like a skeleton ever since I learned what an empath was, and that I...
    Heelerpup Heelerpup 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17

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    It seems everyone I get along with, everyone who doesn't judge me or use me is so far away! I'd love to hang around with my friends, but they all live in the US and I'm stuck in...
    SeleneaVenette SeleneaVenette 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It's so hard being an empath sometimes because I feel like the weight of the world's emotions are crushing me. I always feel overly sensitive to situations because I know the true...
    c0nfus3d22 c0nfus3d22 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    LOL. This is funny, because this group is judging others who judge others. Hypocritical? Everyone judges someone's character. How many people have NOT judged Hitler?
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    How many of you had traumatic childhoods? I think I'm an empath partly based on needing it to survive my mother. I learned to feel the energy in the house the moment I walked in...
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    You know when someone tells you something and you don't want to believe it. You think that they're crazy but then you realize you're just as crazy? Welcome to my sun bathed hole of...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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    I MIGHT be an empath. I thought Highly Sensitive Person, but as I read more, I wonder. Perhaps I'm both or neither. I just know that I feel that I have virtually no energetic...
    AboveTheTrees AboveTheTrees 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    What is there to say that i havent already said about being an empath? Iv been an Empath for many years now and quite possibly, my entire life. I learned about this entire subject...
    longchi39 longchi39 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16