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

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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 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 6, 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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    I've recently got the answers to

    why I was the way I am!! if anyone the same as me could message me as soon as possible I would be very grateful:)
    cammxo cammxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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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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    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 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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    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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    estrella77 estrella77 36-40, F May 31, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all

    my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient, clairvoyant and medium or psychic... It's just that depending on how hard it's been your childhood, you just simply try to avoid a part of the "full...
    eachlone eachlone 31-35, F May 3, 2015

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    I was told I was an Empath

    because I feel too much. I always considered myself a toucher and a feeler but if someone a don't get good vibes is closed to me or even thinks of touching me I am completely freaked out.
    daddiesLittleSweetheart01 daddiesLittleSweetheart01 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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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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    Anyone else been branded/labeled "Overly

    emotional" or "too sensitive" their entire lives? No one would understand or listen to why! I didn't even understand fully that I was a magnet for other people's emotions and sometimes other's thoughts until I turned 20.... Oh, and I turned 20 last month.
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31, 2015

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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 5 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Books on guidance cost

    so much. I don't even like money in that way. I especially feel as if spiritual guidance shouldn't have to be bought... using money in that way... that's like tainting it. Like in your heart if you know something that could put someone else's mind at ease or make them feel...
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez 18-21, F Jun 10, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I am in my mid thirties.

    I have two daughters who live with me. I just finished going through my second divorce, and my heart is pretty broken. Just two weeks prior to her walking out the door in the most ungraceful way imaginable, we got matching tattoos on our forearms, signifying that we were soul...
    JoeGlas JoeGlas 31-35, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    how does one " ground" themselves,

    after absorbing someone's energy?. I get so emotionally drained sometimes.
    myjason myjason 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was able to control it before

    but lately it's been going haywire. Sucking up other people's anger and sadness while i'm feeling good is NOT FUN! And plus, i just read that i might be a clairsentient too because i was able to absorb other people's pain. If this keeps up i dont think i can keep up.
    fufumufuro fufumufuro 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    crystal234 crystal234 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel like my empath senses have been heightened the past few days. People's vibrations are felt very strongly...
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have been giving someone I've met recently a lot of money, I get paid minimum wage and only have money because I spend very little in my depression. Usually helping her out makes...
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    Yesterday the team went out of town for a meeting and an ocular inspection of a provincial branch. After which, the branch operator brought us to a nearby bar, we wanted to go home...
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    I went to a park this morning and found myself crying on a bench. Memories of you and me kept flashing in my mind and then I thought of you and him. Do you say the words) you used...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm often the one standing in the doorframe, watching the room. Studying people and how they interact. But I can rarely find a way to myself. People are put off by my reserved...
    burningcedars burningcedars 31-35, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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