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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,282 People

    Reading people, feeling all of the emotions in

    a room, knowing the truth despite the words, clearly seeing outcomes, attracting secrets and people's confidences, attracting "crazy" people, accurately seeing and knowing the future...these are all the biggest parts of me. I make some people uncomfortable, they feel too deeply...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    ...so I finally came to the conclusion

    that I am "Highly Empathic". It still feels silly to call myself an Empath, like it's a taboo or something. I feel like I'm at AA not being quite ready to own up to being an addict, only I'm in an internet group and it's for Empaths. I've known since I was a kid that there was...
    neptune227 neptune227 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    IndigoOryx IndigoOryx 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feels like a tsunami

    when the more intense negative emotions hit. Drowning and suffocating within another. Learning to prosurf though. I'm way too distant from the world/absent minded to maintain a bubble shield, though I'm fully capable, so my last resort is to place a quick and easy wall for...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Eflen7 Eflen7 36-40, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    So, I've known this for a while

    but suspected seriously since I was 16. I'm 37 now and only with EP do I still believe there are empaths including myself to be one. That one even can exist in today's society is a testament of how adept to change we can be. That one can exist happy and fulfilled is yet to...
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 4 Responses May 27

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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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    Amazing enough I was looking into

    why I see certain synchronocities and I guess it's because my higher self is giving me hints on finding myself again. I woke up at the time I always see with a weird dream. I seen that I was being guided by my spiritual guide or higher self. It was a good vision because I...
    mawwi00 mawwi00 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs 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 27 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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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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    I think this group is definitely one I need to

    be in... I always knew I was different. I feel sooooo much stronger than normal people and I empathize so strongly w everyone and everything. Movies, news, the internet, etc. can be too much for me and as I'm getting older it's getting stronger. I guess that's natural too as...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I feel everything. Sometimes it's a great gift,

    sometimes nothing more than a curse. I have no control over my emotions and that's why my life has become chaotic. Anxiety and suffering have become the keywords of my existence. And I realize, in order to live this life fully, I have to let go of things that are not mine. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11

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

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

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    I am an empath and I find it incredibly hard to

    watch movies because I always put myself in the main characters shoes so much that my mindset after watching the movie is the same mindset of the character. This lasts for hours after watching the movie. I start living life as if I was the person facing those problems or being...
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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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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    Being an empath isn't

    as amazing as it sounds. Other peoples emotions become mine and these occurances weigh me down and drain me of energy. I have to always find some time to spend alone to recharge. Sometimes it becomes difficult to differentiate between my feelings and others bc of how much they...
    marsbars010 marsbars010 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I've seriously been sooo emotional today.

    ....every little thing has made me wanna burst into tears....and I honestly don't know why......
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I let slip to a mental health professional

    about my abilities and now she thinks I'm crazy and is upping my meds. It is not a symptom of something wrong, rather a sign that I'm getting better
    risingpheonix risingpheonix 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Hi yall. I was hoping to get help from someone.

    I am an empath and I can't focus at all on daily activities because I start daydreaming. I can't clean, organize, or get anything done. Whenever I start something I take a break which ends with me laying on the floor and daydreaming for hours. I was hoping someone could give me...
    cryingrainbow cryingrainbow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Flawed by seroquel. Lol.

    Or made by seroquel. After heart attacks control left. Lol. Was never there but still left. And chronicity increased. My sporadic gift That spotted plenty when tired. Now never needs tired. But causation of mood in others fails. Why would God give this In...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    So because of who I am my emotions are already

    out if control, and I've always been able to feel for others very much, but today I was on the road driving and a funeral past me and the weight of emotions that I felt I had to pull over and catch my breath, fighting back tears, my heart was just so heavy......
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F Jul 7

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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 19 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Hello, I am an empath,

    but I am also in a twin flame partnership, so I am empathetic towards her and everything in a twin flame is heightened, but at the same time I am also empathetic towards everybody else, I can feel the pains and emotions of others on a grand scale, especially when I am with a...
    JDKay JDKay 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    And I really want now is to cut again to make

    myself feel nothing, because I'm feeling devoid of everything, but I feel since I haven't in so long, I'm no longer allowed to. But I just want to be able to feel something right now, akin to what I should be.
    peanutbuttersandman peanutbuttersandman 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi I'm Nicole I'm a empath psychic ,

    any questions feel free to ask or message me
    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    A lot of people in the world are narcissistic

    and I don't get along with them because of my natural empathic nature. Narcissistic people see everything on the negative side and take pleasure in harming other's feeling's. Empathic people can see into a person, know what kind of person they are and never seek to hurt other...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I spoke to my mom about our abilities

    and I always tell her being an empath has been so hard since I've blocked things away with fear. It's hard because we have no teachers. No one helped us. No mentors, do we like to go to spiritual healers to enlighten us.
    mawwi00 mawwi00 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    if any one is awakening

    and or feeling confused out of place and need help I'm here if u have any questions.
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 22-25, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm learning to live

    and feel life with out self medicating. It can be full on, feel like I'm learning to walk / or to fly
    omindigo omindigo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Who deals with it successfully?

    Mood management is so hard when you absorb everyone else's emotions...
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 8 Responses Jul 16

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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 never knew why i was bombarded with

    so many emotions at once. i feel what others feel and i cant seem to shut it out. the larger the crowd the more i seemed to freak out. having such a hard time with my own emotions. it is difficult. it makes it easy to relate to people because i can feel just like them. sometimes...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 28

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    But I really don't believe this,

    even though 2 people told me that I am an empath. Yeah, I care about people but I often feel so spaced out and like I'm not really anywhere. I just don't know what I'm even doing sometimes. I feel depressed so much of the time or empty but I think those are my feelings, why...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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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    I've recently discovered the concept of

    "empath" on the Internet. It gives a word to something I've felt for years. When I was very young, I could almost intuitively tell if someone liked me or not. I used that knowledge to choose who I should spend time with or stay away from. Looking back, I assumed I had a higher...
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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 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    As an empath do you constantly feel like you

    have to take on other peoples burdens/problems all of the time?
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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