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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 6 Responses Sep 6

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Usually I care for others more than myself.. Then I get way over my head, and I'm hurt in the end... As I started getting older, I realized that not everyone will be pleased with...
    MissSilly MissSilly 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 15

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    I'd love to meet people interested in the same things as me.
    livyya livyya 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Anyone on EP live in Maryland? I really need to talk to someone who shares my experiences or believes they may have shared similar ones. I'd really like to know if there is anyone...
    Ferality417 Ferality417 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I love thick girls with pubes. the hairier the better
    smellybush512 smellybush512 22-25, M Dec 11

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    I just have always been sexual. It's been a part of my identity before I even knew what sex was. Had my first boyfriends in like preschool!! My parents have always been chaste but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 15

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    My ask is shannonisbored123 ;) or message me on here ;)
    shanmeier shanmeier 16-17, F Dec 20

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    I've always been very sexual and frankly I don't see anything wrong with that. :)
    wyattxox wyattxox 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not a pushover, but I like making people happy. even in sex, I make sure she's pleased before me because it gets me off. are there a lot of people that feel that way?
    bubbscoug bubbscoug 18-21, M Dec 16

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    My back hurts everyday ,as well as my neck.The pain is horrible.I don't want pain medication.I'm on the couch,almost can't move:(
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 30 Responses Dec 5

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    I wish I could reinvent myself and start life over!!!
    4kidsplus1 4kidsplus1 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    As I'm going to be famous...I want to use it to help others, not myself. I'd like to start a creative charity organisation. Anybody else? Do you know how? I live in Croatia, EU
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish i could clone myself or something
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Yes, I am.I am not, however, an empath. Empaths have a "sixth sense" -- a psychic ability. That's not me.The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an empathic person as someone who...
    pineychick pineychick 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Why do we have to struggle so much to be empathetic to others? Is it because we are so different from them? Is it because we cannot understand their behaviour patterns? Or is it...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F a week ago

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    I was higher than my peers on the emotional scale as a child and had a difficult time connecting with other kids my age (I was also frequently told I was mature for my age-might...
    JennyS12 JennyS12 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    56th post..This will be my last post on the Sydney siege. 2 innocent lives were lost early this morning, as a selfish individual stormed a coffee shop and decided to play God for a...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    Dartboard.So, it’s that time of year again. The time to look back at the many mishaps and happy occurrences that took place in the span of the previous 11 and a half months...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I also am in a Very Dark place in my life. Probably the DARKEST in 36 years. I have been in a mentally abusive realtionship for 3 years now. I just recently found out this past...
    gutierrezgia7 gutierrezgia7 36-40, F Nov 30

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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 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I am an empath. I feel other's emotions and I easily can get influenced by their emotions, even when I talk to someone over the internet. I like to help people, though I'm not the...
    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 4 Responses Dec 14

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    Like on Ep, where there are so many males who keep adding females from every age group to their circles. Why on Earth would they even do such a thing if they are not trolling...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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