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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,295 People

    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 Jul 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 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses May 25, 2013

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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 13 Responses Jan 18

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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 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    There have been so many times

    where i just wanted to lock myself away from everyone, because being around people was such an emotional roller-coaster...I found it so draining. I would cry every night and ask for this 'curse' to be taken away, i was just so confused as to what it was but i knew that i didn't...
    CherokeeRose18 CherokeeRose18 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    Eflen7 Eflen7 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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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    When I was little I thought it was normal to

    feel the emotions of others and I thought that everyone did it. I've always been able to feel the joy, sadness, anger, etc. of those around me, whether it was in person, on the phone, from across the room, even on TV. I've been able to know what kind of person someone is from a...
    accebergnimelf accebergnimelf 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Being an empath is sometimes like drowning.

    Emotions of every living thing pressing down on your chest. Sometimes it's emotions, even physical pain. Sometimes I know what's going to happen before it happens. And sometimes I'm left feeling like I'll never truly feel things that are actually me. Because I am always...
    Cate97 Cate97 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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 a week ago

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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'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 7 Responses a week ago

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    For all of you who have trouble with your

    empathic abilities and soak up other people's feelings and energies like a sponge, one of the most important things you can do is psychic protection and grounding.For psychic protection there are numerous exercises but the one that works well for me is visualizing a triple...
    truthinreality11 truthinreality11 22-25, F 1 Response 2 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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    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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    It never stops amazing me how I can always tell

    when a couple is about to break up or look at a couple and gauge how long the relationship will last. It's like a feeling when you can tell the bond between the two people is fading for one or both of them it is a very weird feeling that's hard to describe. I have also learned...
    ClaryLeah ClaryLeah 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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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 been soo tired all day today!

    It's like I can't get enough sleep. I also went out Thursday Friday and Saturday night and was around a lot of people both nights, so it could be my body just trying to recharge itself of energy. Last night, I just felt completely drained of all of my energy, there were a lot...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    As a small child I had always been able to just

    feel for everyone and I thought it was a normal thing, I've always had a very open mind and understanding for everyone and their feelings. I could walk by someone or just look at them and soak up their energy and emotions but I have noticed I very easily soak up negative energy...
    nicxlejones nicxlejones 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    Why are their times when I feel like something

    is missing from my life? Could it be a twin flame situation?
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    It's getting tougher to see myself finding a

    partner anytime soon...every time I say this people dismiss it and say, "oh don't be silly, you're young and pretty, you can have anyone you want..." Except I'm not the typical dumb young girl they imagine. I have ideas that most people I talk to don't fully understand. I have...
    TaylorJ23 TaylorJ23 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    Being an Empath and in a relationship As an

    empath being in a relationship can be one of the most difficult things you might come across (this is to not deter you from getting into a relationship at all but more of a heads up). From my personal experience I've experienced both ends of the spectrum good, bad, and in...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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