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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Dec 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Daddylicksyou Daddylicksyou 61-65, M Aug 5

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    I hear people say I'm pretty or hot, but when I look in the mirror I don't understand and I remind myself of the guys who've let me go and think that there must be something wrong...
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    Maybe it's my hormones, maybe it's cause i'm going though a bit of a dry spell ( 2 months), i don't know, but i think about sex all the time. No matter what i'm doing, no matter...
    ThinOrDieTryingxox ThinOrDieTryingxox 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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    Meeting new people on here may seem easy in theory , but finding real and genuine friends is very complicated and tedious .... However, once you've found them you feel foolish for...
    Goldeneye504 Goldeneye504 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Every day is a burden. It is really hard to pass each second of this life that I have been needlessly dragged into. I just want it to end, quickly and painlessly. I know how to but...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M Aug 3

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    Someone asked me today to write what I would wish for if I had only one single wish. That is an almost impossible decision. One wish when I have so many thoughts in my head. I...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am always open to talking to new people and meeting others, so message me if you want to talk :)
    JickeryJack JickeryJack 18-21, M Aug 6

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    I am currently reinventing myself, and it doesn't live up to the 'natural standards' of just any woman you meet. I lost myself at the age of 6, sometime around then, in a whirling...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I sometimes wish I could kill myself and never leave a mark, though that seems very plausible as of the moment. Someone call child services because it may be soon.
    hatredofmyself hatredofmyself 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    The Guiding Sickle I must admit, this current stretch of time is not going well for me. I've come to understand something serious though: if I wished to leave any kind of note to...
    SourPennies SourPennies 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Any empaths want to chat freely about their experience? I want to talk to someone who is open minded and can relate to such a lonely gift.
    kvothe33 kvothe33 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna write a big long post on here because I feel like the entire gift of being an empath is vastly misunderstood by the Internet, therefore leading some people to the belief...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 31

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    Recently I've gotten a lot of answers I've been looking for in my life, all by realizing I'm an empath. I know things without knowing them, I'm highly sensitive to others emotions...
    Rebellove Rebellove 16-17, F Aug 17

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    Recently I've gotten a lot of answers I've been looking for in my life, all by realizing I'm an empath. I know things without knowing them, I'm highly sensitive to others emotions...
    Rebellove Rebellove 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I am so much desiring to meet beautiful souls who r honest. Honesty goes so much further than anything I could imagine. It took me longer than I wished to find this out in me and...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I absorb though don't remove others anger, hurt, and fears. I guess I am a good body language reader. I always take a tiny bit with me. I am also both dysthimic and have regular...
    dysthimic dysthimic 41-45, F Aug 14

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Maybe it's the fact I work all the time just to survive, but what am I surviving. An empty life. A boring life. A life that goes from work to sleep back to work again. Out of the...
    Humming247 Humming247 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Does anyone ever get lonely because your empathetic? Sometimes it's hard seeing things in people that no one else can see. I feel socially incompetent because I can see through...
    bryttany9262 bryttany9262 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Can you blame me? Father walked out on us when I was 3, I was molested by a relative at 8, bullied from elementary school up until HS. String of intensely close friendships where...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm a guy, and I have some rather peculiar interests for someone my age. For example, I'm not heavily into sports. Also, I'm obsessed with old-school stuff, be it movies, TV shows...
    nightpatroller78 nightpatroller78 22-25, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    In any situation in which people annoy me or bully me, I don't do anything.. so after the situation I feel bad and then I tell myself "WHAT WAS YOU ******* THINKING ABOUT...
    HaIIo HaIIo 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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