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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 3,906 People

    The toxic energy has been gone

    for 24 hours. I think it's interesting enough to note... The house feels peaceful. The air feels lighter. The oppression has lifted. I feel different. There is no heavy negative energy following me around trying to suffocate me. I slept better. I feel better. I woke up on...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 17 Responses 6 days ago

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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 94 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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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 because of a new person that came into my life, probably on purpose. I've read about it, I've been skeptical and never talked about it...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    My whole life I've been struggling with mood

    swings, anger/depression, not being able to be in rooms with large groups of people with out nearly passing out, severe anxiety, weird pains, especially when around an injured person or seeing an accident happen. I thought I was going insane which drove me even crazier and into...
    LeChatCurieux LeChatCurieux 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    trappedartistsoul trappedartistsoul 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Since childhood I've been able to feel other

    people's feelings and know almost what they're thinking. I've had dreams that seem to foretell a bad event. I can guess ages within one year and have been able to accurately predict the birth weight and sometimes the sex of unborn infants. I've even seen ghosts and would rather...
    bearblueh bearblueh 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    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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    For me being an empath,

    is the ability to sense different energies. Mostly for other peoples emotions. The challenge with this little quirk is sometimes others emotions are so strong they can overwhelm me. At some point in my life, I would like to grow this ability. Currently, this ability is random...
    KJoJo34 KJoJo34 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The other day I visited an outdoor flea market

    and since I love animals, I of course wanted to look at the ones they had for sale. My favorite animals are birds and I saw these adorable little quail about as big as two hands together. Then I started to hear the man selling the birds asking this woman if she'd ever eaten...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    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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    When I walk into a room I just want to run the

    other away because everyone's emotions embrace me, touch me , and caress me. Sometimes it's too much to handle, and this is why I don't speak in group settings of strangers because I can't best to feel their judgment and analysis of me. When my loved ones hurt I feel it even...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I had no idea what an Empath was

    until about 2 years ago. When I found out there wasn't much I could do to help it. I rely too much on that ... sixth sense and make poor choices sometimes. The otherwise stoopid choices I've made that could have ended with my dead body laying in a shallow grave, ended with me...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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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    The narcissistic STBX has been around a lot

    these past couple of weeks because he is off from work. I have the hardest time blocking his energy. I've been steadily going down hill the past two weeks. How do I get better at shielding? Why can't the positive energy bring the up the negative instead of the negative...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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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    Recently I started seeing auras.

    I had read about them and tried to see them, but hadn't had any success. Then one day I was watching one of my teachers and noticed this weird light around her. It was about an inch in width, and a transparent/whiteish color, and I could see flashes of greenish and teal blue...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I have been doing my EP thing here

    and reading experiences and I ran across a couple of stories that I have wanted to say something because of the emotions I felt reading them.. One specifically has been knawing at me since yesterday morning . What I read I felt like I wanted to tell this guy.Wait.... Hold on...
    Runningwild00 Runningwild00 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    it is werid i need people

    who are to talk to . HELP
    kaylapan kaylapan 13-15 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hear your talk ~ When I was just a child,

    I thought I was crazy. So aware of other's feelings and thoughts even beyond their actual words and actions. It was only around some, others I saw, felt... something dark and hollow..... yes, hollow. Some I just could hear their words.. their mouths was moving ..but not saying...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    I just learned this term today

    and I was so relieved to know this is a thing. Being empathic is not fully understood by so many people. It's not this amazing trait where more necessarily means merrier. It's so much more complex than that. I was always called 'oversensitive' throughout my childhood, so I...
    SeaSwallowed SeaSwallowed 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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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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    On top of only recently accepting

    that I really am an empath, and an extremely sensitive one, I have also recently lost one of my dearest friends, who was closer to me than anyone has ever been. This exquisite agony I'm feeling just will not let up, and my grief has become nearly unbearable, especially for my...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Does the questioning of sanity ever stop with

    this gift/curse. there is always more to this, and I try hard to unravel the mystery but thus far I'm only left with a mess of knotted thread. it seemed simpler before I was caught up in this tangled mess, yet I cant stop pulling.
    LovingDead LovingDead 22-25, M 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Being a sponge of everyone's emotions is

    sometimes so debilitating. I am too easily affected by anger and hurt. I want to fly away now.
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    LeighCrothers LeighCrothers 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    There is much misunderstanding

    as to what this means. It would best be described as one that is highly sensitive and that takes on another person's pain. So, does that mean that I get my feelings hurt very easily or that I start to cry if someone says something mean to me? Absolutely not! What it...
    SynchronicityMagic SynchronicityMagic 61-65, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Hey! I'm looking for someone to voice chat over

    Skype with? I'm really new to all of this and used to be a skeptic so this is all pretty scary for me? I just need someone to kinda relate too?
    rawbin rawbin 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    My whole life I've felt

    that people don't understand me. Although everyone that i have met, i have had a connection with. I recently read up on empaths. I discovered that i too am an empath. It feels too relieving to know there are others just like me!
    CuriousSharlyce CuriousSharlyce 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    3,841 points of awarenesses coming together on

    their cell phones. lets do something for the world. this app has potential.
    leftbrainer leftbrainer 18-21, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Just met another one.

    Thought I was alone. Glad I'm not.
    jomurgel jomurgel 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12

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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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    Sometimes The feelings are

    so great inside meI break.I'm broken. I feel so much pain for all around meI can only describe it in a song.Sometimes I wish it were all, a dream.I want to wake upor just let me sleep and feel, nothing. 
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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 15 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    between trying to feel my own energy

    and pain to trying to figure out who's energy and pain you're actually feeling... that you can physically feel someone else's heartache.. That you can feel their loneliness, the pain in their hearts..feeling everyone else's pain and having to feel your own can be soo exhausting...
    SnowAnngel SnowAnngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm neither an introvert

    nor an extrovert, but I'm strongly influenced by the energies of people around me. Sometimes it gets me so exhausted and so sad. Occasionally it's a positive, like feeling good energies at a concert, but for the most part it's a struggle. I have a hard time communicating with...
    amethyst19 amethyst19 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I'm about to begin training to be an EMT,

    and I'm a physical empath. I want to save lives, but I'm afraid that being around that much pain is going to overwhelming. Does anyone have any advice?
    CNT283 CNT283 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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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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    And it's ******* NUTS sometimes the **** I feel.

    The pieces are being set, the domino affect to come. I see them being put into place. The universe goes out of it's way to show me. Everything I have been through and achieved these last few months has fostered my growth, and is and still continues to push me to new heights...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    Something I Found Online 30 Traits Of An Empath

    I can relate to almost all of these, I always absorb other peoples emotions... the only thing I dont really agree with is #4 I love violence and anything that evokes emotion on tv or film because it almost feels like Catharsis purging of all the pent up emotions. 30 traits of...
    Niknak300 Niknak300 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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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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    I recently met a man

    who confused me. We met at a holiday party. I am usually quick to pick up energy however he was the most guarded person I have ever connected to. After a few drinks and talking I admitted to him that I was an Empath and could not even his relaxed state read him and that very...
    Runningwild00 Runningwild00 41-45 8 Responses Jan 10

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    It's a survival skill I have had to embrace.

    Makes friendships and relationships tricky because I can read people so easily I know how they feel, and I can't keep my mouth shut. I mean well but people don't want the truth. They like living in their little fantasy world. Then I come into their lives and burst their...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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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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    This isn't necessarily an empath trait,

    but I couldn't find the I A Dead Person Talk To Me experience. ((Not that I looked.)) I did a photoshoot years ago when an up-and-coming local metal band needed some shots for their album. I arrived at a white mansion, got to know the guys and had a few drinks. This cute rocker...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Do you find yourself to be drawn to sociopaths?

    I was reading about sociopaths and found an article about empath and sociopath relationships. it said that because empaths are highly sensitive to peoples feelings, which can be overwhelming after an extended period of time. they tend to be attracted to sociopaths because of...
    earthhgirl earthhgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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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 13 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I haven't written a thing in a month.

    I have had no words to say, just dealing with my feelings. Yes, my feelings, are all over the place like an abandoned animal left to fend on its own to survive. And yet, I know this art of survival for several years now - because I am still doing just that - surviving life. I...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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