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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 3,997 People

    I MIGHT be an empath.

    I thought Highly Sensitive Person, but as I read more, I wonder. Perhaps I'm both or neither. I just know that I feel that I have virtually no energetic boundaries--I pick up others' emotions immediately, and it can be exhausting. I am just learning to take care of myself...
    AboveTheTrees AboveTheTrees 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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 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 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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    Maybe I shouldn't ask this question However I

    am curious? Im not an empath However I just read a post from one And I wonder if anyone was open to answering it. What is it like making love to an empath?
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    What is there to say

    that i havent already said about being an empath? Iv been an Empath for many years now and quite possibly, my entire life. I learned about this entire subject threw trial and error over the years, and although im not the highest leveled empath out there, i used to be pretty...
    longchi39 longchi39 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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 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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    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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    Sometimes his negativity

    and toxicity drain me. It's so difficult feeling everyone's energy and emotion.
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does anyone here work with crystals/gems?

    If you do could you post what works best for you :)
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    So I've been using my pendulum

    for a few days now. So far it's scary accurate. I've been doing a few hours a day. I've noticed that when I do it that I "hear" the response as well as the movement of the pendulum. I think it's helping me tune into my clairaudience as well. I personally use it to talk to my...
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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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 7 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Goodmorning! I was just wondering

    if anyone has had an Akashic records reading? If you have/haven't would you post your feelings or view point in regards to it? Thanks in advance 😉
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Happy Friday! Do you ever feel like your on

    the precipice of something huge. I can't really describe it but it feels like your almost able to taste your destiny. I've been waiting searching for about a year now and it's like I'm almost there. A year ago (approx) I found myself. I found it by absolutely letting go of...
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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 12 Responses Feb 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 94 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    I usually carry my crystals in a charm on my

    necklace and a few in pocket as well. I always carry my pendulum in a pouch on me as well. I've noticed that come nightfall I typically want to ***** down and put my pjs on. So I empty my pockets and remove my jewelry as well. Typically I keep my necklace on till I get into bed...
    realme75 realme75 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    I believe I might be an empath,

    or at least I am empathic. I was wondering how I might know for sure. And understand myself better.
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    You know when someone tells you something

    and you don't want to believe it. You think that they're crazy but then you realize you're just as crazy? Welcome to my sun bathed hole of darkness. I am still trying to convince myself I'm normal. I don't want to be this. But I've already known for a long time I'm not like a...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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    i can absorb negative feeling.

    i once saw tge phrase "your pain is my sorrow" i never forgot it. ive cried over breakups that where not my own. crowds are a nightmare deending on the oberal emotional noise it gives off. twice ive accidentally projected my emotional pain onto my boyfriend and it had him on his...
    melbug melbug 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I read about empaths before.

    . and i know I am.. But i didnt pay much attention about that part of me. Until the other day. I saw a pix of children in cages while the Isis is holding a fire.. im sure they didnt burn the children but I feel terribly sick in my gut.. Hopefully they will not. I felt my body...
    alistairgrey alistairgrey 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I assure you, mental games

    and psycho spiritual babble will not help anyone who is really suffering. Neither will books or therapy. Human Love/intimacy in intimate relationship is what is needed for the intimacy starved soul. Isolation os profoundly unhealthy, damaging, and destructive. Period. Whether...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Feb 23

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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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    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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    So today is my first day of accepting

    that I'm an empath. I've tried to run and hide from it, locking it away like a skeleton ever since I learned what an empath was, and that I was one. I never believed it, closing my eyes and covering my ears, "It's not real, it's not real!" All the while, more and more signs and...
    Heelerpup Heelerpup 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 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 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The Grim Reaper Walking through the

    door removing my boots black and cool laying on the floor wet Realizing the scythe was in my hand my clothing black draped and flowing She sat in the corner looking so tired and I entered to bring relief Cleaning the room in which I would wait for the calling...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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 am drowning right now in all the feelings I

    have and perceive....I just want support. I am hurting and haven't brought myself to make a difference about it...there are so many ways I could begin but I am holding myself back because of fear...I am so afraid of making the wrong move and missing something..Now I am afraid of...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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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    How many of you had traumatic childhoods?

    I think I'm an empath partly based on needing it to survive my mother. I learned to feel the energy in the house the moment I walked in after school. If the air was thick and foggy (metaphorically) I knew to lay low, or to try to balance the negativity by acting positive. I had...
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 19 Responses Feb 4