I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,551 People

    I don't exactly know what to do about it,

    but I want to know how to handle it. Also, I wonder if there's any way that I can use my abilities to heal others. Are there any ideas on how to do this, if anything?
    TeachMeHowToPuggy TeachMeHowToPuggy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21

    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

    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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    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
    17 Responses May 8, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I can relate with everyone

    and I usually can't understand, whether the feelings are mine or the others (except sexual attraction). I've been told that I'm an empath then I realize that I haven't met anyone who doesn't talk about their private life, I don't know maybe after spending ten minutes or so...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 1

    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
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    My colleague told me

    if you think of someone really hard the person will know. I was in a telephone conference with a vendor from Paris. We don't know how he look, only his voice. While he was presenting I kept thinking of him very hard. From our end was very quiet and no noise at all. All of the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25

    I believe, confidently,

    that everyone is an empath to some degree or another. My earliest memories as a young boy exploring and fishing the swamps of Louisiana are of..... noticing. Noticing the way the cypress trees wave in the breeze as if trying in vain to shake of the beards of Spanish Moss. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    18 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I'm in such a difficult time in life,

    trying to discover who I am, what I stand for. I find myself getting so lost not only in this crazy life but in myself and my own thoughts, emotions and more. I just want someone to talk to.. If you're looking for someone to talk to, hit me up we can be friends :)
    LostInADream96 LostInADream96
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 8

    Lots of thoughts and emotions right now.

    This is a public forum, I know...and I don't always post my thoughts on spirituality or personal opinions. But, today I feel the need. Feel free to disagree, you have a right. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just please respect that this is mine. And, I'm sure I'm not...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Had to stop in the middle of this paper to

    share the link with all my fellow empaths. I just relate so much to this, and thought you might enjoy reading it, too :) http://sengifted.org/archives/articles/the-moral-sensitivity-of-gifted-children-and-the-evolution-of-society
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 28

    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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I am still learning it's okay to walk away from

    a friendship that isn't two sided. It's so draining to always be the one to call, text, message, give...and not have it in return. It's so hard because I feel guilt, and I feel maybe I expect too much, or maybe they're just busy, etc. But...when it's been going on for years...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 20

    I have finally learned how to block others

    emotions and energy. Emotions are energy in motion and energy vampires love to get you emotional so they can suck all that energy out of you. Being able to block their energy makes it totally possible for their words to have zero effect. When you don't feel what they are...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    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

    Hi i think life has shown

    that i am an empath. I ve been very resistant to this, but i think i have to accept it. I am an emotional roller coaster and that is something that brings me a lot of trouble. But my real issue is that i have a lott of trouble to identify what am feeling, i feel lost...
    ClaudiaValentina ClaudiaValentina
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 27

    I've been told that I'm an empath,

    but I'm not sure. I haven't spent a lot of time looking into it. I've always been able to read the emotions of others very well and really feel for them. I don't know how to explain it. I just feel attuned with the emotions of others and am able to see right through them very...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 27

    I think I might be an Empath.

    Today I felt suddenly nausea and very sick. Thirty minutes later I found a bad new about the explosion in Belgium. I think I might be an Empath. I want to talk to someone who is an experience empath.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 22

    Everywhere I go someone always start a

    conversation with me, I try not to give eye contact to strangers just a glance but it doesn't matter. After these conversations I know the person's life story. Does this happen to anyone else? my daughter and husband always ask why does that happen to me I just reply I don't...
    TinaMarie19 TinaMarie19
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 30

    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
    6 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    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

    God, it's an endless nightmare.

    I feel other people's weird vibes in a series of waves. It's so weird. Sometimes I feel it so deep that I just gotta stay the hell away from certain people. It's not that I'm anti-social, it's just that to me you're more like a gallon a vodka rather than a cup of tea: rather...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 10

    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

    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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    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
    14 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    I am a beta-male, introverted,

    nearly friendless, 20 year-old. That entire sentence will be read as a negative. Pity will have seeped into your opinion of me before you even realized it, just from reading that. You will conclude that there must be something wrong with me, psychologically or physically. You...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 12

    I get so sad when I read a lot of the stories

    here. There are so many people out there, of all ages, who are so down on themselves. Nobody is perfect, and nobody expects you to be. If someone does, then they are not worth your time... I've been there when I was hurt...and when someone rejected me or bullied me, etc. It's...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jan 10

    So, today at work was stressful.

    Now, I'm a Pre-K teacher...so most days are crazy LOL But, today we had an extra bit of crazy thrown in. And, most of the staff there was stressing out. I try to go with the flow, take it as it comes. I mean...it is what it is. But, not everyone is like that. My co-teacher...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 29

    I think Empath is just a word to describe

    someone who is highly conscious and aware about things surrounding you, plus the theory that the energy can be given and received. The energy given and received in feeling form. You cannot see. You can just feel. This energy cannot be recorded digitally. For example, smell, you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 23

    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
    90 Responses Sep 20, 2007

    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

    I am starting to believe I share this quality

    as well and was wondering if any others who have this would like to discuss your own experiences :) message me
    LostInADream96 LostInADream96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1

    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
    16 Responses Dec 20, 2012
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 1

    Today has been especially hard.

    I have been having long periods of uncontrollable, despondent crying. I just can't seem to stop this endless flow of tears. I feel not only my pain, but the pain, anger, and hurt in others as well. My heart and head hurt so bad right now. Getting out this week has a lot to do...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 10

    I saw an old experience

    or question on here.. it asked whether people who are empaths are more easily preyed on by sociopaths... I thought it was interesting as in my experience there has been some of that.. i am a natural healer.. or more i soothe and make those around me happy.. i ease their mind...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Mar 13

    Very sad to hear EP is closing down :( I

    haven't found another site online quite like this. It was so great meeting others who thought like I did, and wanted the same things. If anyone is interested in keeping in contact, please feel free to email me: lfallenangel75@gmail.com. I would hate to lose friendships I've...
    xTenderHeartx xTenderHeartx
    36-40, F
    Mar 24

    When I was about 16 years old,

    I was visiting my grandpa at the nursing home to celebrate his birthday. At one point, I left the party area to go use the restroom. On the way there, I encountered one of the nursing home residents: an old lady sitting in the middle of the hallway in a wheelchair (because...
    TeachMeHowToPuggy TeachMeHowToPuggy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    I am so exhausted... I am welcoming the spring

    season of jovial baby showers, wedding showers and graduations. It's when people gather more and celebrate with genuine hope. The desperation of needing positive and cheerful company intensifies daily for me. The weight of others' preventable stress and sorrows smears misery on...
    trendd trendd
    31-35, F
    Mar 5

    I always knew I was not like most other guys.

    I was always highly sensitive to music, movies, people with issues, animals and kids. I was always the center of attention to people, and animals always came to me. I never knew why I was at a lv 10 energy but dropped to 2 without an aparent reason. I never knew why I would get...
    Robs1111 Robs1111
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    Empath thoughts: I feel the need to vent.

    Physically drained Too much going on in your head at once sometimes Feeling like an outsider Constant flow of thoughts in your head Never know what thoughts are yours or what thoughts you're getting about you from other people Energies can "physically" hurt you sometimes...
    ADCue44 ADCue44
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 10

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

    all evil.. What is an over abundance of it?
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    19 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    Some people do not understand

    or believe regardless of their experience has been with someone who has known it most tgeir life. I had it as a kid, stepping out of the way of danger, doing something out of blue just because and you are suddenly safe and unharmed. As a soldier in war, many times I and the...
    IGWMH IGWMH
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I am an empath. I can accurately tell what

    people are feeling at a given time. at first I was pretty much emotion less. just floated through life. didn't have a friend till 7th grade. and didn't wake up till freshman year of high school. when I opened my inner eye to people's feelings I was confused and sad and I didn't...
    DarkYellowRose DarkYellowRose
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1

    Speak with your words,

    not with your tones of intention. Kindly addressed to the intelligence(s) in charge of this emotional body. P.S. Also important to note, as you seem to forget every 4 or 5 minutes: nobody else is in your head, so you have to communicate the things you want them to understand...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 21

    Being an empath can make life quite difficult.

    I feel the energy of the world. My knowing goes beyond intuition. Of course, I suffer being in public places, overwhelmed by the emotional energy given off by those around me. I prefer solitude because of this. My energy always feels drained, from taking so much in from others...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I am an Empath and new to this group I came

    across this site to learn more about it and read similar stories that I experience. I'm sorry to hear of the near shut down so I'm gonna read as many stories as I can before then hopefully to learn new things.
    TinaMarie19 TinaMarie19
    36-40, F
    Mar 24

    Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another,

    listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 27

    please help, I'm looking

    for advice on how to help my gf who is finding her empath abilities emerging. so she is going through the same kinds of burdens we all know all too well. ... I would like some ideas that could help it be easier on her
    Flear Flear
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 24

    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
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    I hate looking at people

    who are stopped by cops for speeding or whatever. Just feel invaded by their stress.
    Lilithlives Lilithlives
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 11

    Bein an Empath it's very hard being around

    negative people I live with one and practicing blocking this person's thoughts daily.
    TinaMarie19 TinaMarie19
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 29

    is anyone else feeling anxious

    since last night? trying to figure out if its cosmic energy or just me
    lunaDivina lunaDivina
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 24

    I can't tell if I'm having one of those rare

    periods/moments in life where my own feelings are so heightened/strong that I can't keep myself from practically being "bi polar" with them, not really sure how else to describe it, or if I am just so deeply connected to someone that even with miles and miles between us I am...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 21

    Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to

    everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    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 Feb 25, 2015

    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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    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...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    31-35, F
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