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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 7 Responses May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'd love to meet people interested in the same things as me.
    livyya livyya 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I wish there were a group for young teen drug addicts only here.
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I love sucking on big ample boobs any real busty ladies with a personality n don't rip pics of the net and bit scared to show their face let's chat uk based plz
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Chat to me please only girls and only those around my age (no one older than 28). Thanks all. I'm 20 a guy.
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    i just had the craziest sex experience haha anyone wanna hear?
    PurpleLove18 PurpleLove18 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I could take myself somewhere else. Far away from all the drama, away from all the people, away from society, and school. I wish I could lock myself in a far away island, to...
    Music2717 Music2717 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm in Cali so it would be amazing to meet others here.
    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I feel like I am always giving more than I can. I try to fix everyone without taking the time to fix myself. I am attracted to people who have many problems. I don't know why, I...
    SkyDean SkyDean 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I wish I didnt doubt myself so much,I wish things were easier,simpler that i could breathe for more than a few seconds.That i knew what to do,that decisions were easier not so hard...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish i could clone myself or something
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I would always try to trust this one friend I have, but something in the back of my head always says, "Don't say it." So I don't and my friend gets so disappointed that I can't...
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I wish i could carry myself away from everyone and everything ..and never return .
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    A view from the bathroom mirror Rugged face, spot scarred. And you've caught me rearranging my cowlick, What used to be soft skin, now has a minefield of prickly strands...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 37 mins ago

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    By people, I mean me. I keep hurting the one I love most, and it's going to tear us apart if I cannot change. My boyfriend is a smart, empathetic, logical, sensible man. I am an...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I don't have many things I love about myself but I do love that I try to be as honest and kind as I can to others.
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My whole life I've been struggling with mood swings, anger/depression, not being able to be in rooms with large groups of people with out nearly passing out, severe anxiety, weird...
    LeChatCurieux LeChatCurieux 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's gets tiresome. Quote : ''It must be a gift from god, special powers''. I feel like saying shut the f*** up you ar*** wipes. Most empaths if you ever meet or speak to one...
    LLOYDX LLOYDX 31-35, M Dec 26, 2014

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    Be Ye Warned... I am not into tickling. In fact I am not, myself, ticklish. I suppose that makes me like the tickle grinch, merry merry... I have been contacted by a member here on...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    many people want me to change myself................. my friends said you should hangout.. you should ride on fast bikes........ make girlfriends. but I want to live my life as a...
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So, A few years back, I didn't really care about music at all. In fourth grade we wrote a yearbook and when it came to writing favorite bands, I left the field blank because i...
    JurassicTimes JurassicTimes 18-21 1 Response Jan 12

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    1. I am very quiet and always love to be with someone who does the talking for us. 2. I hate to be alone with very loud people who can't stop talking. 3. I am super skinny and...
    interstellartraveler interstellartraveler 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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