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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...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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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...
    juztAgurl juztAgurl 18-21 1 Response Sep 28, 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...
    UnfortunateSeeker UnfortunateSeeker 18-21 Dec 15, 2011

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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...
    BlueDogAr BlueDogAr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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...
    JackieB329 JackieB329 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 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...
    thenavyninja thenavyninja 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24, 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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 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...
    maddyjean08 maddyjean08 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 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...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    For years I have considered this a curse. For years I have tried so hard to go it alone. I could not make my friends and family understand. They can not. I feel their skepticism...
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 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...
    AshOshea AshOshea 18-21, F Feb 10, 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...
    four2eight four2eight 26-30, M 2 Responses May 12, 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...
    astridlockheart astridlockheart 31-35 1 Response Nov 27, 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...
    JackieB329 JackieB329 26-30, F Jul 10, 2012

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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...
    Selkhet Selkhet 22-25 3 Responses Jul 30, 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...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 36-40, F Jun 1, 2010

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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...
    ThisStarShinesBright ThisStarShinesBright 26-30, F Jan 30

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    For an EMPATH, sometimes its totally necessary to have a good cry...even if you don't know why you are crying. Holding in too much builds anxiety. When released after too long the...
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    AshOshea AshOshea 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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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...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 36-40, F Dec 11, 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...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    I wish at times that I could duplicate myself and give to someone in need of a friend or someone special. Then again, I have a habit of being left and I don't do well with being...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M Apr 8

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    people tell me how tiny I am, and how pretty/gorgeous I am, how great my eyes are, how lovely my hair is.. But all I see is.. Nothing. Nothing special. I see myself as fat, I see...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    I'd totally clone myself, only male, and would have all sorts of fun with it.
    Versch Versch 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I like to watch **** and sexual things!!!!! So if anyone wants to chat just do so!!! Xoxox
    tame02 tame02 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    A lot of times, I wish I can change myself. Sometimes I wish I had a different body shape, different eyebrows, that my skin looked cleaner. Sometimes I wish I was smarter, more...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I dislike the word "sympathy" not to put anyone down who does use the word.... I am a care aid...and in our course one piece of it said that if you give someone "sympathy" you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    "Ask and ye shall recieve." I help others because I believe it to be moral behavior, and enjoy it mostly in a 'I'm doing the right thing' kind of way. When I was deciding what to...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I don't know who I am anymore. Then again, I don't believe I never knew who I was in the first place. Everywhere I've gotten to or accomplished was because I had others to help me...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Come late June, I might actually meet the guy that I think I like. One of my sisters is getting married at the end of June and I would love to have a date. I told him that it...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have empathy for others, but why I always got betrays by people I have an empathy with? Or Empathy transform us to be stepping stones for others who don't have?
    andywei andywei 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I am writing yet another post about him. I see him every Tuesday and Thursday in my Biology class at the college. He is incredibly tall, has dark hair, beautiful dark eyes, and a...
    DuracellAA DuracellAA 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Is it me? Everything is crumbling. Nothing makes sense. Relationships are broken. Bonds that should be permanent are severed, leaving behind ragged edges of frayed cord. I know I...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Mar 17

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    The Search "This was written during the time I felt the urgency of my search. I've had a lot of disappointments along the way but one thing rang inside my head that day. It was...
    elyzadusk elyzadusk 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Everyday I wish I could be a different person. Smarter, sexy, a people person. I look at myself in complete disgust it's not even funny. It seemed like when I was born I was cursed...
    TheTimeOfMyLife TheTimeOfMyLife 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am 38 and have wished for death as long as I can remember. I think back to my childhood, when things would go wrong or I would do something so stupid (as children do), I would...
    Modernii Modernii 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I wish I had a gun...1,2,3 boom it will all be over I would be happy maybe for once
    picKLe47 picKLe47 18-21, F 12 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I wish everything went right with this girl. Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I have always hated myself. I remember being a little girl and when people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them, "and actress so I can pretend to be someone that...
    Breatheuntome Breatheuntome 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I just came out of relationship which fell apart mainly due to my ex's Dog... My relationship started out great for the first 6months in every possible way... We spent amazing...
    Slider5050 Slider5050 36-40 Mar 28

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M