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

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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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    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. A year ago I left my home. I could no longer take the weight on me. My compassion is one of my better traits. But this trait lead me to a...
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 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. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses May 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today i feel awful is like nobody is there. I feel bad about myself, i look in the mirror and i just want to brake it. I don't like me and i feel stupid about it. Nobody cares...
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    It would be nice to meet others on here from Bama.
    mrsatin78 mrsatin78 41-45, M Jul 13

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    I always wished I was pretty and skinny. I always been the chubby girl. I wish wouldn't compare myself to other girls, but at times. I just feel so gross.
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    This is a subject I normally avoid with people, out of fear of being judged or mocked, however, it is something that I feel compelled to talk about. All my life, I have always had...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    So, I know I'm an empath but my wife of two years doesn't believe me. She thinks that I would be "better in tuned" with her feelings and be more empathetic towards her and my other...
    heibel75 heibel75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I've known forever... just didn't recognize it by the name because they always seemed to be such sad people. I didn't consider myself a sad person, just an emotional one, who...
    keepers75 keepers75 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People really having a hard time doing this at times, some are really great at it, while others struggle with it. They mistake "Empathy" with "Sympathy"....I will NEVER EVER...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I do not wish for some to solve my sadness nor someone to tell me all I am doing wrong. What I need and wish for is someone who will listen, who will feel for me, who will give me...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been fighting this feeling for my entire life, sorting out what emotions are mine and what emotions are coming from those around me. I guess I was just scared that it would...
    Hiddenoutside Hiddenoutside 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Something was wrong. I could feel it. There are not words to describe the feeling. Indeed, it’s not accurately a ‘feeling’. It does not feel like a kiss; sorrow; a stone...
    reluctantly reluctantly 36-40 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I've always had the ability to know when someone close to me has passed away in addition to y other empathic abilities. I get extremely lethargic, often passing out in odd places...
    queenkate07 queenkate07 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I had never known you in my life. It would be a lot easier for me if nothing ever happened between us. Cause now I'm just a creep occasionally looking at your profile...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No point calling yourself a friend, a best friend even, if people can't trust you to keep their secrets. I wouldn't want anybody telling my secrets to strangers, but I can't expect...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    I've just had my first experience as a girl. I finally got brave enough to go onto amazon and but a ton of nice clothes and a wig. To make the situation even better I've had the...
    dawncutie dawncutie 18-21 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's a depressing thought when this sort of thing comes to my mind, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and the more I think about it, the more hopeless my cause seems to...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I do not think that empathy, in its truest sense, could be considered a mental power, like its more popular cousin, telepathy. This sensing of different peoples moods around them...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I've lost sight of potential. Potential in myself, potential in others, and potential in my ideals. I feel like I have rationalized everything up to this point. Rationalizing that...
    xlux xlux 26-30, M Jul 11