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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

    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'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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    This past week I've been feeling ill due to

    digestive issues and abdominal pain. I haven't been feeling normal at all. I've lost interest in people, feeling like I don't fit in, or just indifferent. I feel more connected to nature and I'm more sensitive around negative auras that I must stay away. I'm able to tap into...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F Mar 16

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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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    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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    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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    Another repeated group.

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

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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'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 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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    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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    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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    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 22 Responses Jul 19, 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'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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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 14 Responses Jan 18

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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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