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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,612 People

    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 6 Responses May 25, 2013

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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 12 Responses Feb 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    I want to learn to control my empathic ways

    because I've realized how much I let the feelings of others control me and I push my feelings away for theirs. and sometimes emotions are too strong to carry. just want to find a way to control it all.
    KimmyWhite920 KimmyWhite920 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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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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    Hi all, I'll ask a question towards the end

    so I'd like to hear your thoughts as well as to introduce myself. I'm glad my curiosity lead me to google empath when I came across the word a few months ago, as after that I feel more connected to myself, acceptance, empowerment, and belonging. What's next? I want to practice...
    arisbj arisbj 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Ok i understand that being an empath ,

    you will get other ppl vibes or uptake their emotional atmosphere within them . So lets say some one who is , for example , has an ability or something, would it be possible for an empath to uptake or sense that person abilities , they way they are within? And feel that...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    I think I could be one,

    but I'm unsure of what an empath truly means...
    KimmyWhite920 KimmyWhite920 18-21, F Jan 5

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    I get so sad when I read a lot of the stories

    here. There are so many people out there, of all ages, who are so down on themselves. Nobody is perfect, and nobody expects you to be. If someone does, then they are not worth your time... I've been there when I was hurt...and when someone rejected me or bullied me, etc. It's...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 10

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    So today I went shopping

    and bought three pieces of cheese. I then saw a bird. I drove home after that. Today was a good day...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 3 Responses 12 hrs 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 36-40, F 17 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I remember lying in my room at night awake with

    an overwhelming feeling of sadness and dread. I would cry so intensely that I would have trouble catching my breath when I could finally bring myself to stop. I often wondered where these feelings were coming from, I also wondered if other young girls were having the same types...
    mkcherryholmes mkcherryholmes 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was lying in bed this afternoon,

    tending to my shield when I noticed my feet became hot and tingly in the same way as they do during a healing. They've remained that way ever since... but I've noticed that my Empath ability is firmly on and there's nothing that I can do personally to suppress it since it feels...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F Jan 26

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    I believe, confidently,

    that everyone is an empath to some degree or another. My earliest memories as a young boy exploring and fishing the swamps of Louisiana are of..... noticing. Noticing the way the cypress trees wave in the breeze as if trying in vain to shake of the beards of Spanish Moss. I...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 23 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    i woke up this morning

    so overwhelmed because of the intensity of my dream. it was just a lot of talking and i felt sick from my stomach in the dream. usually when i wake up i'll let go of the dream, but this time i woke up and the intensity stuck with me and i felt so sick and so overwhelmed and just...
    lunaDivina lunaDivina 26-30, F Dec 4, 2015

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    I had intense physical reaction to your pain.

    I am still recovering. I am sensitive. I understand you. I am human just like you and I felt it intensely. Please respect my space.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 19

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    I always knew I was not like most other guys.

    I was always highly sensitive to music, movies, people with issues, animals and kids. I was always the center of attention to people, and animals always came to me. I never knew why I was at a lv 10 energy but dropped to 2 without an aparent reason. I never knew why I would get...
    Robs1111 Robs1111 36-40, M 7 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    Awesome. Billy and I will be on the air with

    Ken Morris, Feb. 4, 8, 9 and 10, 2 pm MST/MDT, unless otherwise noted. We will be doing Psychic and Mediumship Readings.
    mysteryoutlaw mysteryoutlaw 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I try my hardest to avoid crowded/busy places.

    When I am there I feel overwhelmed and like I'm being suffocated and my heart and mind start to race.
    ishallreign ishallreign 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I've had enough. Ok

    so it's been a long year of being diagnosed with different mental illnesses and it seems they still can't find the right disagnosis to fit how I am, or medicine for that matter. I had been having CBT over the summer and quite a few points were raised, many about my feelings for...
    Chay23 Chay23 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    It's really hard to deal with people sometimes.

    I don't want to sound like nut but I've always known what I am (empath) and it's always been a strain on my life. Everything I feel and see and touch has such a strong impact on me... I internalize almost everything without having control to stop. My friends come to me...
    9yyu7900oom 9yyu7900oom 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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 looked at 30 ways to tell

    if you're an empath, and I related strongly to every single one. I always have been very sensitive to others pain and moods, and it can be a blessing and a curse.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2015

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    Being an empath can make life quite difficult.

    I feel the energy of the world. My knowing goes beyond intuition. Of course, I suffer being in public places, overwhelmed by the emotional energy given off by those around me. I prefer solitude because of this. My energy always feels drained, from taking so much in from others...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    ENERGY AWARENESS Just got a story in one of my

    on line newsletters about being a happy empath. I think I've learned how, for the most part. However, I have my moments when I just can't get away from the feelings out there and that's ok. I just have to make more of a conscious effort to deal with what's there and not let them...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    To start off, I lost the only person I've ever

    connected with, my 'twin flame' 2 years ago. She was an empath but didn't know what it was or anything & I never got to tell her before she passed. Fast forward to 2 years later. A woman who I work with, one of the RNs who I would see in passing once in a while, one day said...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    I have finally learned how to block others

    emotions and energy. Emotions are energy in motion and energy vampires love to get you emotional so they can suck all that energy out of you. Being able to block their energy makes it totally possible for their words to have zero effect. When you don't feel what they are...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to

    everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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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 9 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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

    all evil.. What is an over abundance of it?
    BijouBlue BijouBlue 36-40, F 20 Responses Jan 15, 2015

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    And I can tell if you're a bad person.

    Or if you're a liar. Or if you're cheating on your partner. Or if you've hurt someone badly with no ***** given. I also know your motivations and intentions. Lying to me is pointless. Lots of people accuse me of being cold when I'm just cautious. No one wants to believe that...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    I have just recently gone through the change of

    figuring out who I am. It is something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. There is so much to learn and different ways to grow it is almost overwhelming! It almost feels like there is just not enough information out there to take in. It was a hope of...
    Rle52088 Rle52088 26-30, F Jan 27

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    I have found that when I listen to somebody

    tell their story of pain, my appetite increases enormously afterwards. Does anybody else have the same thing? I have heard that empaths often put on weight as a way of blocking out others' energy, or because they are "carrying the weight of the world". I want to be...
    oliness oliness 22-25 3 Responses a week ago

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    Lots of thoughts and emotions right now.

    This is a public forum, I know...and I don't always post my thoughts on spirituality or personal opinions. But, today I feel the need. Feel free to disagree, you have a right. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just please respect that this is mine. And, I'm sure I'm not...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx 36-40, F 9 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    I'm so sorry for the length of this post,

    but i really hope you read this! I'm new to this site, and was hoping to maybe meet some people that are similar to me. I'm 22 years old, living in Brooklyn, NY working on my undergrad degree in psychology. I recently discovered that I am an empath after years and years of...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    There is one thing I'm not getting with empaths

    .... Ok you absorb people emotions , feelings, vibes etc .... Most times it's being described as a burden to carry because the feelings etc being absorbed is intensified to even a higher degree in the empath from which ever person they draw up from and it's the negative...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 4

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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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    Some people do not understand

    or believe regardless of their experience has been with someone who has known it most tgeir life. I had it as a kid, stepping out of the way of danger, doing something out of blue just because and you are suddenly safe and unharmed. As a soldier in war, many times I and the...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 8 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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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 21 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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