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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,115 People

    I've been able to sense things

    before they are going to happen. When my ex moved away I could sense when he was sad and that same night I'd get a message from him
    tcross71 tcross71 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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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 2 Responses Apr 10

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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F Mar 16

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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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    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 Apr 17

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    I took this pic a few years ago.

    I call it the hand of Godor whoever your higher being you believe. Just look at thecloud... a giant hand holding... holding you, holding me up.What a sight it was to capture... still brings tears to my eyes.I wanted to share with you and tell you how much youmean to me.I work in...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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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'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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    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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    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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    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all

    my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient, clairvoyant and medium or psychic... It's just that depending on how hard it's been your childhood, you just simply try to avoid a part of the "full...
    eachlone eachlone 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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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 11 Responses Feb 25

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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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    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...
    XxWolverinexX XxWolverinexX 18-21 4 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    XxWolverinexX XxWolverinexX 18-21 1 Response Apr 9

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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 3 Responses Mar 30

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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 6 Responses Mar 17

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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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    I am slowly starting to become more

    and more intune with my empathic abilities. I grew up meditating my whole life and as a result have found that I have matured and am what feels like much wiser beyond my years and I have always had people tell me these things. I have also grown up with a strong calling to...
    svpaneva svpaneva 18-21, F 5 Responses May 9

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    Im trying to understand this pretty name given

    or taken up by individuals. As far as i know i could of been an empath when i was a kid . I was just super sensitive and would actually draw up another person expressed emotions or so it seems , but later I realized that it was me who just took on a pattern of another person...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18

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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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    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 7 Responses Jan 19

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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 19 Responses May 8, 2013

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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 15 Responses Feb 4

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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 27 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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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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    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...
    XxWolverinexX XxWolverinexX 18-21 4 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Another repeated group.

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

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    What is the alternative to sensitive?

    Insensitive? Yes, I understand. We feel energy that others don't. We see the writing on the wall, ALWAYS. Never fails. I could hate my situation too, but it's NOT a burden. It's a gift. We just have to find a way to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. I don't want to avoid...
    ToriMick ToriMick 36-40, F 5 Responses May 6

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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 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 9 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    There are many who abuse my empathy,

    and thus, what should be a gift becomes a curse. On some social, instinctual level they know they can reach me through emotion. The leeches know only of their success in achieving what they seek, and continue to use me up until I have no choice but to isolate myself. They remain...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 1, 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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    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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    So, I have known for a very long time

    that others emotions have and effect on my own. My bf is in the military and we live on the base. I moved in with him a year and a half ago. Let me tell you, a military base is a bad place for an empath. There's a lot of rage and depression here. I pick up on PTSD a lot. I've...
    ctscissorhands ctscissorhands 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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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 24 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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