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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 3,683 People

    I've always wanted to meet a person

    who was my reflection in the way I think I thought it would be cool but now that I have it scares me. I have a lot of problems when it comes to my mind and I didn't think for one second i would ever see it in my mirror self. Today we were talking on the phone and he started to...
    RayNyar RayNyar 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Each day, it gets harder

    and harder. These days it can even be hard to breathe. Iv come back up to my home in a small town where it seems like everyone knows my family or is related to me. Serious drama commenced among my family (way to long to type). I originally pushed away from my family and ventured...
    longchi39 longchi39 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I too have always been very energetically

    sensitive (to the Higher energies and the lower too, never a dull moment right?). Though things have gotten a WHOLE lot better for me over the years. The key that I've learned to maintaining a better hold on the Light within you while being stronger in blocking the negative...
    SaturnWolf SaturnWolf 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    There's a lot of ways to describe the sixth

    sense, and I've always found that psychic sounds hokey and has a bad rap. (Thanks, John Edwards, you absolute douche.) I can't my finger on it, can't necessarily describe or direct it. I do feel what other people feel. It affects me whether I realize it or not. I no longer...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 very sensitive to others' emotions.

    I sometimes know things without being told. I can see auras. Being in a large group of people drain me of energy and sometimes I can't distinguish my own emotions from those of others.
    Blahshoda Blahshoda 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I found this article online about highly

    sensitive people and their traits. It was a good read, explaining that being so tuned into others is definitely a positive. In a world full of unfeeling, uncaring souls, those of us who do feel deeply bring balance to the world. I thought I'd share with my fellow empaths, enjoy...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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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    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

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    Does anyone ever get lonely

    because your empathetic? Sometimes it's hard seeing things in people that no one else can see. I feel socially incompetent because I can see through people's acts, and honestly i don't like what I see in people. I just want someone who can relate to me.
    bryttany9262 bryttany9262 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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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    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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    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 18 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Attempting To Take Control....

    I only recently learned about the traits of empathic type people and broke out into tears while reading the testimonies of many others on another website....I finally had come to an epiphany of sorts, a realization of what's been "wrong" with me my whole life.....being empathic...
    oc602 oc602 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    Or am i. Pics. Body language.

    Face. Empath or psychometrist????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    Life As An Empath

    I was born with a sensitivity to spirits, and energies around me. It is pretty common for empaths to also see spirits, but more to the point, I did not know for a long time how and why I was having the experiences I did. As I got older, but still too young to process and...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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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 3 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Something was wrong. I could feel it.

    There are not words to describe the feeling. Indeed, it’s not accurately a ‘feeling’. It does not feel like a kiss; sorrow; a stone; heat; bliss; pain; ecstasy. It is not a physical or emotional feeling, but is more closely analogous to the sensation of understanding...
    reluctantly reluctantly 36-40 4 Responses Jul 9

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    http://thehappysensitive.

    com/being-empathic-versus-being-empath-crucial-differences/ Check out this website to get more info on being a empath vs. Being empathic there are differences empaths are born that way, they don't become one.
    theShamanDon theShamanDon 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    ...and it's slowly killing me.

    Or maybe that's the just the first few whispers of madness... This is an extremely stressful and mentally/emotionally taxing trait.
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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    Being an empath is a double edged sword.

    It can be both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, you have the ability to intuit exactly what you need to do to make someone comfortable. On the other, it is easy to lose track of what you need, because you are so accustomed to caring for other's comfort before caring for your...
    Souless33 Souless33 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I moved to a new city to model several years

    ago, and I found a quaint little coffee shop to frequent. On one ordinary day, I sat down with my latte and received a call. I don't recall what my problem was, but I was swearing up a storm. In my peripheral vision, I saw a little girl sitting at a table nearby. I PG'd the...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Mind blown. I never knew there was an actual

    word for this & I guess I never realized how in depth it goes for us empaths. I just found this term yesterday and it has given my entire life a brand new meaning. I love feeling others energies but it is TIRING. I guess I never understood that not everyone else has the same...
    kros10 kros10 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    From my very-youth up into my teens,

    even late teens I was very empathic, I believe. It also turns out that I have aspergers syndrome, which makes it difficult to experience and understand the emotions of others. So I suppose this seems contrary, but seeing the thoughts of some others in this group has the wheels...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Sep 3

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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 4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I've known forever...

    just didn't recognize it by the name because they always seemed to be such sad people. I didn't consider myself a sad person, just an emotional one, who wanted to hide away from the world most times LOL! and that's ok, sure it may drive others a little crazy because they really...
    keepers75 keepers75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    Here is some stuff about empaths.

    Its pretty interesting..... http://thespiritscience.net/2014/07/21/30-traits-of-an-empath-how-to-know-if-youre-an-empath/#more-23744
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I am an Empath and all of my friends always

    seem sad even though they're laughing and having a good time. Is it just me? Or is they're something wrong with them?
    Cassandra13Park Cassandra13Park 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    You know what the worst part of it is?

    When you realize the friend you've played softball with since like 6th grade now feels that she is better than you. Not better in the sense of athletic ability. She knows better than that Better as in in general. Like she doesn't need me anymore. Even though she was texting...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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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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    Empathy has controlled my life.

    My doctor says it's just anxiety and I beg to differ. Since I was fourteen-years old I struggled with the idea that I was just crazy. Being able to read people like an open book was almost annoying, being so overwhelmed in crowds that I have for years avoided social situations...
    emotionalempath82 emotionalempath82 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Sometimes it lonely. I don't always understand

    the underneath it all of people. I listen to the words but they are so desensitized and I just don't understand where they are coming from. Being an empath means being different. I want to help people, it's inside of me. I hear about people's stories and where they have been...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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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 do not think that empathy,

    in its truest sense, could be considered a mental power, like its more popular cousin, telepathy. This sensing of different peoples moods around them is personally cued, and because of this, I would promote that it is more an ability to read the minute details in body language...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 8

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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 32 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 16

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    I believe myself to have a strong empathetic

    ability. For me, it's a sense of atmosphere around the person or people I'm with. I've always believed that all people have an empathetic ability. Would anyone want to share?
    MrLexapro MrLexapro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Well, mostly a truth seer.

    I know when someone is lying and telling the truth, because I feel the difference in their energy. I don't exactly "feel" their emotion, I feel my own. I just can read into their energy to know what they feel, as well. I suppose it's different because every time I read about...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm gonna write a big long post on here

    because I feel like the entire gift of being an empath is vastly misunderstood by the Internet, therefore leading some people to the belief that they are an empath. Before I start out let me just tell you- those of you who believe that this gift is the most amazing thing in the...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 31

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    So, I know I'm an empath

    but my wife of two years doesn't believe me. She thinks that I would be "better in tuned" with her feelings and be more empathetic towards her and my other friends. I tried to explain it wasn't that easy and I feel others' feelings as if they were my own and have a really hard...
    heibel75 heibel75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Any empaths want to chat freely about their

    experience? I want to talk to someone who is open minded and can relate to such a lonely gift.
    kvothe33 kvothe33 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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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 17 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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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.
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 2

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