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I Am An Empath

Welcome to this very informal group of the wide-awake inwardly, also known as EMPATHS. 4,358 People

    Yes, for as long as i can remember.

    It took me a very long time to realize not everyone is like this. I find it very overwhelming and i haven't yet learned how to create "walls" around me to block out the energy. Im also working on keeping my mouth ****, because i realize its alarming when you approach people...
    KR17 KR17 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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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 Jul 28

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    Time for some sensory deprivation the rest of

    the evening and tomorrow. I vant to be a-lone. lol Also need some hydro-therapy. Water is a great relaxer.
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    it's not in the same group a talking to the dead

    or anything like that but if loved ones or friends are having a horrible day or a great day, I just feel it I don't know how to explain and I am not sure if this is anything near being empathic... but yeah, there you go
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 12 Responses Feb 25

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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 4 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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 Aug 3

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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 1 Response Jun 3

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    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 4 Responses Aug 6

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    My step dad has been cranky,

    distant, and depressed this past weekend. Usually he is a very upbeat, joking person. But all he's been doing this weekend is reading on the couch, which he NEVER does. And when I speak to him, he's either distant or annoyed. And his rage is so alarming when we get in the car to...
    accebergnimelf accebergnimelf 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Does anyone else experience heightened senses

    (taste, touch, hearing, smell, sight) along with their ability to connect to emotions? I've got taste, touch and smell. A lot of times it is not a good thing.
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Jul 28

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    Feeling suddenly and prodoundly SAD.

    Confused. Not sure if it's my own unconscious... or from someone else. How do I tell for sure? This feels like emotional contamination. It feels awful. Does that make any sense at all?
    Likewise2 Likewise2 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    the other night i was with a friend

    who got a call about her mother who fell. her siblings were away so they contacted her to see if she could go help. yhey have a complicated relationship and my friend decided to let her mother's nurse go and take care of it. i know she has a lot of resentment towards her mother...
    neptune227 neptune227 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I am trying to figure out

    if I am clairsentient. I'm not sure if I am reading emotions, or if I can tap into the energy behind the emotions. Sometimes it's crippling, overwhelming, challenging. Sometimes I pick up on what I think is "left behind energy" in locations... Sometimes I feel an energy...
    sweetsunshower sweetsunshower 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    What is an empath....

    .............?
    Issima Issima 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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 Jul 28

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    I was at a conference yesterday

    and sitting up front. one of the speakers came up and began talking and I got an unfamiliar vibe. It was a combination of strength and chaos. It reminded me of a hurricane. The weird part was that I felt actual repulsion toward this guy, not a dislike, an actual you-make-me-sick...
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 16

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    i am happy to report

    that i finally have two people in my life that understand and appreciate me as an empath without judgment or thinking that i'm being grandiose when i say i can feel what other people feel. they are now my two favorite people to be around because there's complete honesty and...
    neptune227 neptune227 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Jul 31

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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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    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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    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 Aug 3

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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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    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 Jul 29

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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?
    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 23

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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 Jul 29

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    Guys, take some time off

    and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http ://wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F Aug 4

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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 the mother of teenage daughter

    and I am finding it difficult to not get overly effected by her emotions. It just seems like teenage emotions are so much more raw and powerful than most adults! Don't get me wrong, she's a really good kid and I'm not talking about anger or anything, but lately she's been really...
    sugarmagnolia81 sugarmagnolia81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    I'm barely starting to realize I'm an empath

    and I still learning how to make "walls" around me. Any ideas? Also, I don't know how to control all of these emotions around me. When I ask my friends why they are feeling upset, or sad, or etc they always ask, "how do you know" and its hard to explain to them because they'll...
    kittylulu13 kittylulu13 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm dealing with a very vulnerable situation.

    I have found a person who I can feel at all times. Even being 600+ miles apart, I still feel her. I don't have to put in any effort to know it's her emotions I'm feeling either. Most of the time, I feel whoever I'm around. It normally is just a big ball of emotions. In order to...
    DarkDaughterOfNyx DarkDaughterOfNyx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 1 Response Aug 1

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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 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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    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 Aug 2

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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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    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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    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