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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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F Jun 1, 2010

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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 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 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 11, 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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    EMPATHS radiate with a magnetic light

    that many can feel and some can see. Literally. Keep shining your beautiful soul that heals in so many ways on a day to day basis.
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 1 Response May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 outcome can be extremely detrimental or severe anxiety attacks may come about.
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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 4 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am so tired of waking up everyday and being restrained. It took me six whole years to finally find... me. Now I'm just ready to spread my wings and fly. But I can't. Because I am...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    The one person I hate more than anyone else is myself. I feel like a freak because of who I am. I wake up everyday as a freak, and feel like a disgrace all day long until I fall...
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 1

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    Questions I have about being an empath. I hope there are other empaths out there who can answer some questions I have about being an empath. :) 1. Do any other empaths have...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know, or think I know, that I'm not really "selfish," at least not any more than most, and probably (maybe) less than most. But I also can't help feeling that that bar is much...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was always called "sensitive" or "you have such a vivid imagination. I could always feel energy, but didn't know what it was. I'm 38 and just now learning I am an empath...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    My mother raised me to be un-naturally aware of my surroundings as a way of keeping myself safe, but what she didn't know was that that for as long as I can remember, I have been...
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Basically I seem to be a caring and strong person. Actually I am very emotional,easily hurt and very self-centered. If you say something that gets under my skin, I will just keep...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am an empath that has channelled her sensitivity to impact humankind. I'm not sure if any other empaths are like me I look for others who have overcome the fear of their ability...
    missclittle missclittle 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I recently found out I'm an empath, and so far it's been difficult. I think it will get easier though, but sometimes it's inconvenient and painful. I can't go into stores or...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Ive read articles about being an empath before and while i generally fit into many of the stereotypes and behavioural qualities of empaths, i never quite believed some aspects of...
    Jothic Jothic 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I am starting to hate myself because of the emotions that stick to me. There is more hate than love in the world and as a result I am soaking up more negative than positive...
    bob1514 bob1514 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M Sep 28

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    I have been doing so much writing as of late, I find that it helps me focus on the here and now. I write about my day, my goals, dreams, desires...I write about so much. I have...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Oh my never ending battle of the sleepless nights/mornings.... We all know as empaths of the struggle we face around individuals and crowds alike... But just lately I am feeling...
    sarahdicky sarahdicky 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I was less in tune with everyone's emotional states. Even if someone hurts me-I can hardly hurt them back, even if they are a lousy person, mean to me or others and I know...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F Sep 22

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    I wish that I could write better. I don't mean have a better vocabulary or improve my grammar. I'm not referring to spelling, even though I could use some work there. I'm talking...
    Nanders01 Nanders01 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    Honestly I would rather myself go through pain than somebody else go through pain. It's just so horrible to see something bad happen to them. It makes me think what did they do to...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    As an Empath do you ever exercise pushing out positive energy to others? Or do you find yourself like a sponge and only absorbing energy from those around you? I find sending...
    JRod8805 JRod8805 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    If I met myself......the world would break in half and the nine layers of hell would execute from another realm and the gate of Gahanna would burst open allowing the Demons and...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Since the summer of my sophmore year i knew. You were the one. I cant tell you how manh nights i have cried wishing that you felt the same. I pit my self out on the line to tell...
    lovelyjxox lovelyjxox 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Since the summer of my sophmore year i knew. You were the one. I cant tell you how manh nights i have cried wishing that you felt the same. I pit my self out on the line to tell...
    lovelyjxox lovelyjxox 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My cousin told me "please stop spending so much time online". I think about it and I really wanted to tell her okay I'll try but honestly I can't really love life that's why I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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