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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,020 People

    30 Traits Of An Empath

    30 traits of an Empath 1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes. 2. Being in public...
    HyperSensei HyperSensei 31-35, F 21 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Maybe I shouldn't ask this question However I

    am curious? Im not an empath However I just read a post from one And I wonder if anyone was open to answering it. What is it like making love to an empath?
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm just curious.. As I feel my energy go from

    crap to brilliant while the toxic energy is away.. It makes me wonder... Is toxic the same for everyone? If a person has a energy draining vampiric like effect on you.. Would they have the same effect on another person in your place? Or could they be sunshine and butterflies to...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 4

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    I get gut feelings and feel emotions all the

    time. But there was one time I was emotionally overwhelmed by it. Many years ago, in college, I went down to the sports bar to have a beer. It was a Tuesday or Wednesday, because the place was pretty empty. Then a guy and a girl walked into the bar, and as soon as they did, the...
    dgrantmhs dgrantmhs 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Not Sure How It Helps To Give It A Name But Yeah, I'm An Empath.

    Yes, I have looked around the web and I seem to be an empath and yes it seems to make me quite introverted around certain people, people who (I sense) wouldn't have a clue what I'm talking about if I were to try and explain my position in a crowded setting. The funny thing is, I...
    julienstaheli julienstaheli 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    It's so hard being an empath sometimes

    because I feel like the weight of the world's emotions are crushing me. I always feel overly sensitive to situations because I know the true meaning behind people's words. I know when people say things with malicious intent. I feel and absorb the emotional energy around me, and...
    c0nfus3d22 c0nfus3d22 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Goodmorning! I was just wondering

    if anyone has had an Akashic records reading? If you have/haven't would you post your feelings or view point in regards to it? Thanks in advance 😉
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F Feb 25

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    If you want to truly connect with another

    person... You have to connect with yourself first. Have empathy for yourself Forgive yourself Love yourself It's amazing how many of us walk around unconnected... Searching for something to fill the void. The only place you needed to search was inside yourself. Then everything...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    The Selfish Conflict

    Empaths are often portrayed like cliches - all caring, giving and unselfish. Well, I'm an empath who struggles with the caring, the giving and am quite selfish. Every empathic encounter takes from you, which is generally fine because empaths seem to have swollen emotional...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M 12 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Have you ever had the experience of having the

    life sucked out of you by spending time with a particular person? I’m talking about feeling exhausted, bored, irritated, stressed, anxious, threatened, overwhelmed or depressed after just a few moments in that person’s company. There may have been times where you felt...
    pelgrim71 pelgrim71 41-45, M 18 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    „You’re way too touchy“,

    I often was told when I was a child. „Stop being so hypersensitive!“ So I tried. I tried to be... whatever they wanted me to be. I didn’t know what they expected of me, but I tried so hard. Be more this. Be less that. Act like this. Don’t act like that. I...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I think the best part about being an empath is

    your ability to bounce back. Once the toxic energy is gone, it takes about 24 hours. A double bonus.. Surround yourself with positive people and you not only bounce back, but you bounce back higher. That has to really suck for the negative noose that's trying to choke you to...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 3

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    *Sigh* Depression... Seems that's all I've been

    able to feel for a long while. It's been blocking everything else out, but I can still sorta feel those other emotions like an animal scratching at the door wanting in, but it seems those walls I built worked a bit too well...
    Quinn1313 Quinn1313 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    To those who call this a "gift" -

    where can I exchange it? This model is defective. The "off switch" is broken and the filters don't work. Looking back on my life, I've noticed that I've always avoided being around people (especially crowds). I'm a very shy introverted person to start with, but when others...
    Shuhak Shuhak 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F Mar 16

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    I dont understand why people dont do anything

    abt the negative feelings they have in themselves and keep neglecting it by thinkin that someone elses feeling have intruded their inner space. Certainly if u have compassion for others, its a spiritual gift but if u start identifying with their negative feelings (insecurity...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I've known for a long time

    that I was empathic. It's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember! I've heard some study say that in a scientific sense, this "hyper emotional awareness" stems from having a passive aggressive, or just flat out aggressive, parent. The child has to tube in to the...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I am so often misunderstoodI am a misfit,

     so what?I don't belong, anywhere, but everywhereI look observe all that is around meand feel more than you can imaginebecause if you didyou'd feel the pain around youtrying to get inside youand if you are weak, which I'm notyou are sucked in deep...deepin a vortex you may...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    sometimes I feel so much I hate it.

    watching TV things make me cry. or laugh so loud then people think I'm weird
    Pheonix90 Pheonix90 22-25 1 Response Feb 25

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    I MIGHT be an empath.

    I thought Highly Sensitive Person, but as I read more, I wonder. Perhaps I'm both or neither. I just know that I feel that I have virtually no energetic boundaries--I pick up others' emotions immediately, and it can be exhausting. I am just learning to take care of myself...
    AboveTheTrees AboveTheTrees 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    There is hope!! As an empath I have suffered

    most of my life under a constant barrage of energy from other people and things. Even as a child I was extremely stand-off-ish and played alone, because I couldn't handle others energies all the time. I led a very sheltered life of my own doing, distancing from everyone I...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    I've always been able to naturally absorb

    people's emotions and feelings. I never knew what it was and I thought I was just overly sensitive up until recently when I learned that there's a name for that; an empath. I can't even begin to tell you how exhausting it has been to feel anyone and everyone's feelings around...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate those days where the energy of negative

    situations and people follows me and I find myself fighting to release it all in the evening so i can sleep.
    angelcards911 angelcards911 36-40, F Mar 10

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    ......was just at the dollar store today.

    ...I asked the cashier how she was....it took her about 5 minutes to tell me all about it. She was a young woman, and a friend about her age had just passed away suddenly. As and empath, I was happy to "carry her things" for a few minutes.
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Empaths Need Skills, Not Just Talent

    Until I understood what it means to be an empath, I thought I was a hopeless mess. If you have learned about being a highly sensitive person, it is a similar kind of understanding in some ways. Out of 20 people, 5 are highly sensitive. We notice and react to things that other...
    Roserosetree Roserosetree 56-60, F 31 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    I had my appointment with my counselor today &

    she helped me understand the overwhelming feelings of doom I've been having. It seems I'm an empath (my words, not hers, but she agreed) & I'm sensing these feelings of "this is the end" from both my dad & H. It's my "spiritual gift," in a sense, & part of the reason I've...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    What Is An Empath.- Definition

    I came across this definition in my psychic ability group in yahoo defining an empath, I copied to share hoping it helps others understand "What is an Empath?"  EMPATHS  Marked by an acute sensitivity to the feeling of others, Empaths can  ...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 95 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Is there any empaths out there

    who could help me? I'm new to all this and need advice
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F Mar 3

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    I am an empath, and it made

    for a very difficult childhood. So much information for my little brain to process, it was so overwhelming. I remember as young as four knowing how people felt. I could feel it, yet in the spirit of protecting me In was often lied to, or dismissed, which didn't make things...
    TheFrozenSun TheFrozenSun 36-40, M 9 Responses Feb 25

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    You Ask Me Why.....

    .... because I can feel it.... you ask me why I am self-conscious.... .... because I can feel every stare, every look, every glance, every eye turned my way.... you ask me why I am a peace maker.... .... because I can feel every searing rush of anger, raw and unreasonable...
    SunshineEddy SunshineEddy 31-35, F 26 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    This is an open love letter to the people

    who care too much. First experience post, btw! I generally love people and feel that I would do anything to help someone if it's within my power. It took me a long time to realize why other people aren't that way and I often took it very personally and judged them as being...
    nymadisonavenue nymadisonavenue 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Education: Grounding And Shielding

    Hello fellow empaths. Well, I am noticing a commonality amongst us lately. People seem to be very overwhelmed by incoming energies to the point of illness. We do not have to live like this. We can't survive like this. Because we are who we are and are bombarded with incoming...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 13 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I read that an empath's brain

    and nervous system function differently. Most of us have heard that we have a highly sensitive nervous system that allows us to pick up on things. What they are also discovering is that our neurons mirror other people's neurons. So in a way, we are literally in their head...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Empathy is a lot like swimming.

    That feeling like you can't swim anymore. Everything hurts. The air in your lungs is becoming less. So what do you do? Relax, keep swimming, hope that you'll reach the shore. Or do you panic, flail your arms and legs, exert the last ounce of energy, and slowly sink. Looking up...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    Soaked And Rattled

    I've lived my entire life confusing myself with overpowering emotions surging through and through. Empath is not a new word but I didn't know it was a defining statement. How do you live fighting off all the emotions, may it be from television or from a walk in the park, that...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 5 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Empathy... If the lack of it is the root of

    all evil.. What is an over abundance of it?
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 21 Responses Jan 15

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    Some Tips On How To Control Empathy

    I belive that all human being, and to an extent, animals too, are more or less empathic. Feelings and emotions are something we all share. Feelings and emotions are electrical in nature. I belive that our feelings affect the electric field around our body, the way it vibrates...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F 7 Responses May 5, 2012

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    In a lot of ways, empaths are basically people

    with a strong intuition. I am realizing I am an empath, but haven't really developed my abilities yet. I do feel strong emotions and reads on people right away. Sometimes I think I'm crazy because it seems like their emotions are overwhelming to me, but to everyone else, these...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 7

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    Because I believe too much in unkind people.

    I love the unlovable. Trust the ill intentioned. I catch the lies but believe them anyway- because behind every lie there's some truth... Some desire, and that desire burns so deep in me that I can feel it in my veins, corrupting my blood and infecting my heart. To care this...
    Mrs1105 Mrs1105 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I read about empaths before.

    . and i know I am.. But i didnt pay much attention about that part of me. Until the other day. I saw a pix of children in cages while the Isis is holding a fire.. im sure they didnt burn the children but I feel terribly sick in my gut.. Hopefully they will not. I felt my body...
    alistairgrey alistairgrey 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Another repeated group.

    So many repeats.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I'm still developing my abilities.

    I can tap into people's thoughts, emotions and mindsets. If I see a picture of someone I don't really know I can say a lot about them. I'm not a mind reader or a psychic, just an empath. It can be exhausting. I've learned barrier protection methods to prevent myself from...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anybody ever have an "out of body" experience

    during a stressful situation? This has happened to me a couple of times since I've become emotionally detached from the sociopath. I have to communicate with him about the divorce and last night he was doing his typical circular conversation and guilt provoking crap. I became a...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    Sometimes his negativity

    and toxicity drain me. It's so difficult feeling everyone's energy and emotion.
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    It's hard for me to be in a room with a lot of

    angry people. Even if they aren't yelling at me in particular. I think I just feel too much. It just makes me want to curl into a ball.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Anyone else unable to watch the news?

    If I do, it immediately sets my emotions on high. Agitated and restless. And it will bug me for the rest of the night. Too much negativity and bad news. I try to avoid it but my husband turns it on sometimes and I have to leave the room. I wish he understood.
    angelcards911 angelcards911 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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