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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Okay since I last wrote about my overly sensitive body I have had some improvements but I still suffer from crazy episodes ever so often. Which is good cause I can go out more but...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I find myself helping and caring for others and always forgetting I need some time to help myself so that I'm not overwhelmed.
    nena47 nena47 22-25 Oct 29

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    I've come to realize that I'm a very sexual person. There are things I want to try, but know that may never happen. Oh well, to meet up with a hot female and just do it in the...
    Aaronns Aaronns 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I met a few people who I connect with and we come from the same walks of life it feels good to share things others know what I've been through because they themselves went through...
    UpStateNyMom33 UpStateNyMom33 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    It's the way I was raised. Help others, serve others, my wants or needs will take care of themselves. Maybe that's why I am good at my job in customer service. But on a selfish...
    cocanola cocanola 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes, and it's a most miserable and unbearable thing to be this way and always being perpetually alone and never satisfied, never loved. I can understand why some guys get violent...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Sometimes I lie here and just wonder what it would be like to wake up as a guy.to feel the strength and power and height in that body.i think it would be particularly fun to have...
    loftydreamer18 loftydreamer18 22-25, F Nov 14

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    If I could switch my body. I would switch my body with Kim Kardashian. Her body is amazing. If I had her body, I would tease all the guys. I would have no much fun :)
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Yeah yeah. We'd all like to look like someone we're not
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 15

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    I'm on this website purely for selfish reasons.
    slimshady71 slimshady71 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    If you're feeling down.. Talk to me.
    ishax ishax 13-15, F Nov 2

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    I keep getting pain in my lower back , has anyone got any advise and help for me ?
    bikeriderxxx bikeriderxxx 16-17, M Nov 10

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    And it has started to eat away at my soul. I can't stand not being able to achieve my own expectations so I try to delude my self and others while I rot inside with guilt. I don't...
    In100years In100years 18-21 19 hrs ago

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Customer on call to a customer service rep from the telecom industry - " I am not able to get network on my phone. I need to make an urgent call. My uncle passed away" Customer...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Nov 17

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    Sometimes a person always tends to focus on the end result.. His mind is so focussed to achieve his goal that he just forgets to enjoy the path along the way .. Coz the path really...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've known for a long time that I was empathic. It's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember! I've heard some study say that in a scientific sense, this "hyper...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    I hate myself so much. I wish I was smart like"normal" people,and I wish I wasn't ugly. I'm not going to graduate because I will never pass algebra 1 or biology topics how pathetic...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
    EpilepticOne EpilepticOne 31-35, M Oct 30

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    I am an Empath From The Heart of an Empathic I am an empath. I was born with a hole in my heart. That hole absorbs all sorts of feelings. I have given myself to people, in...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I am really clinically depressed, been int he hospital multiple times, feel suicidal everyday because I don't want to get married, have kids, or be a caregiver. My mom has...
    Emeraldisles5 Emeraldisles5 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    I would love to invite each and every ep friend to my house for a Thanksgiving dinner. That would be such a blessing to my heart!! I would love to be able to cook all sorts of...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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