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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 3,828 People

    Sometimes The feelings are

    so great inside meI break.I'm broken. I feel so much pain for all around meI can only describe it in a song.Sometimes I wish it were all, a dream.I want to wake upor just let me sleep and feel, nothing. 
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    I have been an empath

    for 9 years now. I've fought it the entire time because I was trying to turn my emotions off from my own pain. Instead I started getting overloaded and the mood swings lead to people walking out of my life. Exhausted everyday after serving hundreds of customers and not knowing...
    zclark2 zclark2 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Is there anything worse

    than being emotionally manipulated as an empath? I feel horrible. I know what's going on, I feel what's going on but I'm not assertive enough. Please, anyone, help me.
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I was higher than my peers on the emotional

    scale as a child and had a difficult time connecting with other kids my age (I was also frequently told I was mature for my age-might have had something to do with the fact I was an only child raised by no-nonsense parents). When I was about 12, I got involved in a few youth...
    JennyS12 JennyS12 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Do you guys happen to know the difference

    between a HSP and an empath? They seem to be the same thing mostly, yet they have another name.
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F Nov 2

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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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    my empath is only overly activated to

    where it bothers me when im wearing my ear plugs at work ...i was wondering if there was a way around this cuz it's really distracting and makes me act different because of other peoples emotions. .wish i could tune out
    Roxyyrolla Roxyyrolla 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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 6 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    Paradoxal situation. As an empath,

    when you are friends with a self-proclaimed psychopath, and yet you feel loads of emotions coming from them. Are they lying, or are you lying to yourself?
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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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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    I am an Empath From The Heart of an Empathic I

    am an empath. I was born with a hole in my heart. That hole absorbs all sorts of feelings. I have given myself to people, in exchange for their wounds. I can feel their pain. I cry when they cry, rejoice when they were happy and ache when they are hurting. There are...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Ever since I was very young I could feel much

    more then others. I could feel everyone's emotions their happy ones their sad ones everything. For sometime I struggled to get control of this because sometimes feelings come in strong and their overwhelming but I've learned to control how fast I take in emotions. I do wish I...
    QuietEmotion QuietEmotion 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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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

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 13

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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

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    well I seem to be under the weather today ,

    ,so ask anything and I'll answer 😊
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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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 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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 93 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    hey is there someone i can talk to.

    .on the phone who knows a lot about e mpaths and such ..i really need an expert. .my situation is very unique and i am having a very hard time getting over what happened to me ..yhe experience almost feels traumatic and involves a lot of over thinking and also a lot of crazy...
    Roxyyrolla Roxyyrolla 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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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 8 Responses Jun 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 31 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    This is a subject I normally avoid with people,

    out of fear of being judged or mocked, however, it is something that I feel compelled to talk about. All my life, I have always had a very keen sense of how others around me truly are feeling. I'm not saying I can read minds, what I'm saying is that I can sense other's emotions...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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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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    Any empaths on here gifted?

    If so, I would like to hear your story!
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 12

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    I am an empath. I feel other's emotions

    and I easily can get influenced by their emotions, even when I talk to someone over the internet. I like to help people, though I'm not the best with cheering people up, but even though feeling what others feel is nice, it can get in the way. you end up questioning if these are...
    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 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

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    Have you ever had empathy with the dead before?

    And tips on dealing with their feelings? Right now I'm feeling a spirit of a 19 year old boy who died from a severe allergy my left throat is tender and swollen.
    Cinderella1day Cinderella1day 22-25, F Dec 2

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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 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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    I'm neither an introvert

    nor an extrovert, but I'm strongly influenced by the energies of people around me. Sometimes it gets me so exhausted and so sad. Occasionally it's a positive, like feeling good energies at a concert, but for the most part it's a struggle. I have a hard time communicating with...
    amethyst19 amethyst19 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30

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    Do we feel love stronger

    than others because we feel the love of our partners?
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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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 4 Responses Jan 16

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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 hate when I'm around Simone who's negitive

    and angry and then I explode becouse there energy has seeped in. It makes me feel so I'll.
    rubienu rubienu 26-30 Nov 8

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    I have just recently been able to finally open

    up and admit tho everyone, myself included that, like it or not, I truly am an empath. I am able to feel other peoples emotions, all day, every day, and I still haven't found a method of shielding that has been successful, so far anyway. I also learned that not only do I react...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 13 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    The most interesting experience I've had with

    this gift... Beside feeling physical as well as emotional pain, is I have also started to literally walk in their shoes. Through dreams and visions. There is this one particular dream I wish to discuss today... Because I can't seem to figure it out. This is a dream my father...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I love being an empath.

    .. I help people, giving a hand for wounded souls.... Feelings are my senses and empathy is my sixth sense.. I am a Love Doctor..
    meyyienne321 meyyienne321 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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 just read some information on the net about

    this. I think it sounds like me. I found an article in psychology today talking about it. It wasn't written by a psychologist, however. He seems to think that there were a number of things that could be done to provide direction to someone like me. I know a number of the...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Is their any way to tell

    if someone's an empath? Today wasn't my greatest day. You know those days when everything you're unhappy about slaps you in the face, and you just can't help but cry? That was my day. I was feeling awful until this girl I've never really talked to asked me if I was okay...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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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 21 Responses May 8, 2013

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    I've known that I'm an empath

    for some time now. Maybe 5 years or so. I've very recently discovered the Empath subreddit on reddit. I was very discouraged by the lack of activity there, so I started seeking support sites for empaths. That led me here! I really like the format here and it seems to be a...
    jakobiwan jakobiwan 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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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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    Its that time of the year again.

    Every october the sleepless nights begin as my dreams get terrible and violent. By time all hallows eve is here, im on edge and have a consistent feeling that someone is watching me. As an empath, i feel everything around me. Iv always been close to the earth and nature as...
    longchi39 longchi39 18-21, M Oct 31

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