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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 3,386 People

    This whole website is full of empaths like me I

    love it. People seem rly chill here. They're hard to find in person.
    parapsychology parapsychology 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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 16 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Energy shield raised.

    Only certain ones will feel it.
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I see you there, though you do not see me.

    I understand why you hide from the rest. I know you better than you would ever expect. When you cried alone, I was crying with you. When you celebrated , I did as well. I know how they feel. I understand their emotions better than my own. I am an empath.
    Quinn1313 Quinn1313 16-17, F Mar 4

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    I am a human lie detector it seems,

    it's frustrating, and almost aggravating that people look you right in the eye and lie to your face. It's disgusting. Me and my husband have had several issues in the past year of him lying about cheating. I can tell with anyone. The eyes, the speech, I can even hear the heart...
    beautifulempath beautifulempath 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I felt you once again.

    Not physically But the intense emotion Which I knew straight away It was you. I feel your energy it was unmistakable. Run where you like Hide in the deepest darkest holes This connection is eternal In this life And the next Maybe then We can make it right My twin flame Sigh
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 2 Responses Feb 19

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    A Long and Mostly Hidden Story

    So yes, I am an empath, but it's not something I talk about very much... the "odd looks" I get, and the effort needed to give an explanation to "remove" them just feels like too much effort, too much of the time. Even when I was a little kid, I "felt...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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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 3 Responses May 25, 2013

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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 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Wow, It's Like Looking In A Mirror

    http://theknowing1.wordpress.com/traits-of-an-empath/ After reading this article on Empaths, I am certain I am one. There is not a doubt in my mind when I say I agree with everything said beyond the 30 traits. For I do not have all of them, not the negative ones. For I have no...
    PhilosophicalMoose PhilosophicalMoose 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    My Story

    When I was younger, I thought I had the power to always know what to say. I would always know how to influence people to my own end. I would use this to manipulate my friends and to emotionally torture those whom I hated. I grew an immense god complex that made me think that I...
    SethWatring SethWatring 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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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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    Sometimes I wish that I could just shut down

    and not feel anything anymore. It would be easier that way. Sometimes I feel that it just gets excessive. The feelings come crashing in like tidal waves, and I feel crushed by the weight. I try to help people with their feelings as best as I can, but many times I don't believe I...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M Feb 6

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    Hi everyone. I am happy to see

    so many empaths on here! I have a question for you all. How do you guys determine who's energy you're picking up? Sometimes I start to feel the energy of someone that is not near me physically and I haven't been able to tell who it is coming from. How do you guys figure this...
    Alacranito Alacranito 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    http://www.psychicbutsane.

    com/empathy/signs-that-you’re-an-empath 
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F Mar 18

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    Attempting To Take Control....

    I only recently learned about the traits of empathic type people and broke out into tears while reading the testimonies of many others on another website....I finally had come to an epiphany of sorts, a realization of what's been "wrong" with me my whole life.....being empathic...
    oc602 oc602 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    I have always been able to sense the energy of

    people. I frequently take on whatever feelings they are having and project them back. Some days this can be a blessing.....some days not so much.
    Steph613 Steph613 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Even in the void of the unconscious,

    the silence is deafening.
    pattycake90 pattycake90 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I Want To Learn.

    I've reccently found out, what being an Empath is. For the past few years I've noticed occasionally that I could feel others emotions instead of my own. About all of the last 2 years I went antisocial and apathetic trying to drown it all out. It stopped when I made a friend who...
    Lurchabilly Lurchabilly 16-17, M 2 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Life As An Empath

    I was born with a sensitivity to spirits, and energies around me. It is pretty common for empaths to also see spirits, but more to the point, I did not know for a long time how and why I was having the experiences I did. As I got older, but still too young to process and...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    My mother was in for a routine visit to the

    OBG-YN to monitor her pregnancy when the ultrasound technician grew very still. "I'm so sorry, Mrs. Pierce..." In her account of the story, my mother always says, "I never believed that doctor, not for a second." But, did I die in the womb? I'm not sure. There are a lot of...
    rhyeanna rhyeanna 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Been miserable since childhood.

    Being around a lot of people causes migraines. Confrontation causes debilitating back pain, nausea and stomach problems. Major shifts in the lives of people I connect with are felt from a good distance. Death, its arrival and departure is felt and is hard to explain. I...
    Addnot Addnot 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I live about five hours away from my closest

    friends and the last time I was home my best friend since seven and I were playing rock, paper, scissors (it was our birthday party, we were trying to make eachother take a shot) we tied twenty six times, I do not lie, twenty. Six. We stopped because she was like "what the...
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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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 11 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    It's me again. I've been going through some

    weird times with this stuff. After getting my vision, and then another, I noticed the feelings increased. (Feelings as in general the people around me). I could feel almost everything. I enjoyed it for a bit but after a while it scared me. In my last post here I mentioned that...
    SmplyM3 SmplyM3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Sensing Energy In Others

    It's pretty hard to have a positive or healing connection with others if you see yourself as wrong or lacking. If you are feeling bad about a relationship, say to yourself, "I am perfect as I am." Then go deeper into yourself. Monitor your energy when you are speaking to that...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Some days I feel like crawling under a rock due

    to the amount of energy that surrounds me. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. It's as if I hear the cries if many in my heart. Too blind to see the reality of things, people are so ignorant. I urn to help those who suffer, yet the overwhelming feelings seem to hold me...
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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 don't just understand how you're feeling,

    but also feel it with you. I have cried with strangers, experiencing their heartache like it's my own. I have clenched my fists in rage over hardships I've never personally endured. I feel your pain, sometimes long after it's subsided for you. Your bad mood can ruin my entire...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 5

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    I've known who and what I am

    for awhile now. And I've accepted it, adjusted around it, am proud of it. But a part of me wants to be normal. To shut it off and to be immune to feeling any empathy for anyone or anything. To be able to live for me and do only things that benefit me. Completely selfish. Do...
    kbetweens kbetweens 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I feel, everything, joy,

    pain, life, death, I cannot watch human's, suffer, and die, I cannot watch animal's, suffer, and die, I cannot watch, plants, suffer and die, I cannot watch, earth, suffer, and die, I weep for the stars, when they explode, and die, in the night sky, I weep for galaxies...
    coloroutoftime coloroutoftime 51-55, M Feb 19

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    I have been empathic all my life,

    ive always been able to sense peoples feelings , but after the false twin flame happened, as well as a few other things, it really boomed. the false twin flame started using black magic against me, the current soulmate twin flame cheats and lies , so its a beggars bag of really...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 Mar 14

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    If I'm not careful, I pick up on others' moods

    without realizing that they're not really "mine." If I *am* careful, I still catch the mood, but its easier for me to deal with--I don't start looking for confirmatory evidence as to why my life really is depressing (or whatever the emotion may be).
    CycaHHa CycaHHa 31-35, F 2 Responses a week 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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    I'm so glad I found a place online

    where I can freely talk about myself (truthfully) for once! Ok so I'm only now looking into and researching Empaths because I have always had this ability without knowing until a year or 2 ago. I've always known I was different, but I didn't know what it was, I just assumed I...
    empathexperience empathexperience 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I know I am an Empath

    and not just empathetic because I feel emotions which are not my own. I can rationally think, "hey this is not something that hurts me or that I care about personally" but still feel the emotion in the presence of someone deeply affected by it. When away from that person I won't...
    laadeedah laadeedah 31-35, F Mar 13

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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 92 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    I Never Tell People Because I Am Embarressed

    my mother says it runs in the family. i didnt grow up with my mother for six years of my childhood so i know i didnt pick it up in as a way of mannorism. originally i was an empath with animals mostly. because i didnt have family members of my own. i could tell at age 6 or 7 that...
    weareallhuman weareallhuman 31-35 12 Responses May 17, 2008

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    What Causes Empathy?

    It seems that at least one person in here wants us to know that empathy is a natural effect of the limbic system, also known as "empathic resonance". And while empathy may be a natural thing within many species, it doesn't manifest itself equally across our species.As a highly...
    narrator narrator 51-55, M Feb 8, 2012

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    It's so strange but I never knew there was a

    name for it. I always just thought I was this silly unstable girl who ironically was good at giving others advice. But now I know that I am an Empath and I am going to try and try to use this power I have and harness its potential for the benefit of the world :) society needs us...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Now The Light Is Brighter

    I mentioned to my Dad and Stepmom in a conversation that I believed that I was a type of Empath. My Dad, never one to hold his opinion or to fluff it, jumped in and said "Yeah, you are." I was shocked because I had barely learned what an Empath was I no idea he even knew the word...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I Am Just Realizing My "Gift"

    I have always wondered why i felt sad or embarassed for people. Or why i feel angry for no reason at all. At first i thought i was Bi-Polar lol until one day i shook a womans hand who had cancer and i was so grief sticken i excused myself from the room and cried in the bathroom...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Staring into the darkness,

    I see nothing, but feel everything. Will it never stop?
    pattycake90 pattycake90 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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 32 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    Being an empath is a double edged sword.

    It can be both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, you have the ability to intuit exactly what you need to do to make someone comfortable. On the other, it is easy to lose track of what you need, because you are so accustomed to caring for other's comfort before caring for your...
    Souless33 Souless33 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 12

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    The Power Bestowed By God

    Firstly I must introduce our synergistic minds of emotion and physicality, we have the power to feel emotions that radiate around our existence, we are one with emotion, we define emotions, we calibrate emotions, we connect emotions, we infuse emotions with our own, we suffocate...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 25 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Just watched star children episode from ancient

    aliens season 6. If u can. Give it watch. It's an interesting perspective. A lot of their description sounds like us. Just from an outside view trying to understand the unknown. But remember it is just ancient aliens. :)
    Earthman01 Earthman01 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    A while back, I went to live with my older

    sister and her family, and it was one of the worst things that has ever happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I love my sister, but she's an emotional vampire and I'm an empath so it didn't really go well for me. She wanted me to be with her all the time, if I was in my room for a...
    Reb3k4h Reb3k4h 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have always had an ability to sense people's

    energy, adults have seen this in me from a young age. It becomes draining as I feel some people completely wipe me out, if I'm around a negative / anxious / sad person for any length of time I just get so emotionally drained, does any one else experience this?
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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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

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    I can usually control how the feelings/emotions

    of others affect me but sometimes it just becomes too overwhelming and I can't function properly. It's like my body takes in all the pain/suffering of those I'm in contact with and shuts down when it can't handle anymore.
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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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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    Here are 30 of the most common traits of an

    Empath: WHICH IS CORRECT FOR ME AND DESCRIBES ME 99.999%  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...
    WorthWonder WorthWonder 18-21, M 7 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    So Thats What You Call It

    Can't believe I'm writing this, all my life I have been able to sense the emotions of others. not just the atmosphere like when you walk into a room but the actual emotions of individuals, their happiness, sadness, fear and anxiety. sense them is the wrong word i physically...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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 16 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I am finding it difficult to cope with all the

    human and animal cruelty I see and hear about everywhere these days on tv or social media. It's weighing me down and lowering my energy field in sorrow. I find myself moody and short tempered alot due to constantly trying to stay uplifted during all this. People do not...
    DLHay DLHay 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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