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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,049 People

    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 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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 13, 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 10 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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'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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    ......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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    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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    I thought I'd share a story.

    So every week I volunteer at this place where kids with all kinds of disabilities receive therapy through horse-back riding. So every time I go I work with the same girl, and she is just a great kid who I've really grown to care about. Well of course sometimes she gets...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    I always just thought I was over sensitive

    until I ran across this word, then everything made sense. Except I feel more like an emotional vampire. I need a better way to protect myself against negative vibes of others or techniques I can use to try and help heal them. It literally drains my energy everyday attaching to...
    morgywright morgywright 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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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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    „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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    Lately instead of picking up people emotions.

    I absorb there physical pain/ ailments. I cant always tell that its not my pain, which makes it very confusing. Sometimes its as simple as an ear ache that goes away once i find out whos ear ache it is. Other times... I had weeks of heart palpitations and pain, I felt like i was...
    snow33 snow33 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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 Mar 28

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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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    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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    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 20 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I can see through people in a way

    that I cant explain. In the past 8 months Ive been really trying to find myself & Ive realized the more I am in tune with my SELF the more people's intentions are more transparent. I can look at them & just get this vibe. I know that sounds very cliche but it feels so real. I...
    mzsimone52 mzsimone52 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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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'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 Mar 26

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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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    Why? I wonder this all the time.

    Is it nature or nurture? A combo of the two. Do any of you who are empathic feel one prevails over the other? It's fascinating to learn about others experiences. I'd like to hear yours. When did you realize you had the label empathic?
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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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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    *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 Mar 30

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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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    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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    Anyone other empaths have the problem of

    feeling like anyone that isn't an empath just doesn't understand? Lately I've just been so frustrated talking to non-empaths. They say, "I haven't experienced what you have so I have no idea how you feel. You haven't experienced what I have, and I don't expect you to know how...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 11 Responses 17 hrs 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 Mar 30

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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 Apr 1

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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 14 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    A lot has changes since my last post.

    I've since closed my restaurant due to financial problems. My sister has pushed me away, which solves several problems but hurts very badly. The empath I spoke of last time, who's name is Tara, and I have started dating. It's very interesting and different because I've never...
    littlechef77 littlechef77 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F Mar 16

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    I'm currently going through a spiritual

    ascension/awakening and I'm experiencing certain symptoms that are out of my control. So last week I had digestive issues, which I took care of and I'm better now. I'm losing interest in certain people, even my best friend. I've been reflecting on how this year its been hard...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Apr 9

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    I wish I could just run away to a place

    where no one questions me I am just on my own surving, just the way, I am meant to be Roaming like a free animal Flying like a free bird Loving as much as possible As my natural self be For I am a river flowing to the sea in my path are the creatures empath I am to Thee For...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    I'm in need of some advice please.

    First some background info. I am a young restaurant owner. I was recently diagnosed with depression and still have a strange blood pressure problem. After the diagnoses I did some research and found to word empath and it all clicked into place. I've always been sensitive to...
    littlechef77 littlechef77 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    As usual, I feel alone.

    Alone with my thoughts and thoughts as you may know can ease you, or they can be deadly. But I am one to say readily how I feel without holding back anything. Today I felt - I can leave the earth and not come back. I feel I have done all that I can as a person here. No, I'm not...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 16 Responses Feb 7

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