I Am An Overwhelmed Empath

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 132 People

    I can't stand when there's too much negativity

    in the room . Sometimes I feel the need to cry when I'm having a great day . People probably think I'm crazy but you can literally feel a shift in energy .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    My friend is going through oral surgery today.

    I am very new to recognizing myself as an empath, but today I can't deny it. My stomach is knots, oddly (or maybe not) my mouth is a little tingly, I can't relax or focus. I've got so much to do today but I can't get motivated to do anything. Someone else took my friend to his...
    Pheonixx35 Pheonixx35
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    The Good, the Bad, and the Empath

    I am starting a survey to hopefully better understand empaths. It deals with what you specialize in, what you do best (shielding, lie detecting, animals, crowds, lots of info from people by themselves, etc., etc.) Info belongs in this order: Name-Age-How long you've known you...
    BabyRed BabyRed
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

    This is both the most beautiful blessing,

    and the most soul crushing curse. I am struggling to find a balance between the polar opposites of this gift. Thanks to a Sea Salt bath with Lavender, and a sage smudging energy cleansing ritual, I created a sense of balance for myself today.
    innervoiceoutloud innervoiceoutloud
    36-40, F
    Dec 1, 2014

    I found I was an empath this spring

    and realized my friend had depression. I tried to help but due to my so called "abilities" I got depressed to and started cutting and neglecting food. does anyone out there understand?
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2014

    My Experiences

    I'm Cloud :) its a boy name but I'm a girl. I barely figured out I was an empathy a year ago when I was sixteen. As a kid I was always sensitive. When my mom would take me out to places we would have to leave because of my "behavioral problems" as she said. When I would go out to...
    Cloudxx Cloudxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2012

    I am constantly overwhelmed by other peoples

    EMF's, and there seems to be little support for people who have EMP - electromagnetic perception. This is mostly because science has yet to grasp how the entire brain and nervous system works fully. Also not an area that has been researched greatly due to no profit label...
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    To me, it had been a nightmare throughout all

    my life, until I realized of a few things! Normally, being an empath is also followed by being clairsentient, clairaudient, clairvoyant and medium or psychic... It's just that depending on how hard it's been your childhood, you just simply try to avoid a part of the "full...
    eachlone eachlone
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    Empaths Of Today

    I guess my empath genes are genetic. I have always been an empath since I was young just hadn't known about it until a couple of months ago. Now I have been able to help so many people and so many people do end up with the answer they deserve. I always wanted to help people...
    PartyPotato PartyPotato
    13-15, M
    Mar 6, 2012

    I came across I was an empath quite recently.

    Truth is before I had a name to it I just though I was going crazy, like it was a mental illness I or no-one elea understood. I used to watch tv amd feel heartaches of other. That became more and more relavent when it transfer into my real life. I found myself being afraid of...
    jennrhod20 jennrhod20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    I am an empath. I can feel other's pain

    and it adds to my depression and anxiety so much sometimes....my doctor even said it. I don't go out unless i just have to. it's been three months since i went anywhere except a few times. I need help, I know I do, so that's why I joined here. I'm sinking drowning dying inside...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    Feb 27, 2016

    I have a weird thing with storms.

    right before they happen I fell tense and nervous. I sometimes get a tingling sensation in my belly and I feel I could run a mile. one time I was made to sit down during a storm and my body went numb. I scratched my wrist to feel something. I tried to explain this to some people...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2014

    I feel emotions very strongly.

    Like a raw nerve I pick every emotion from everyone I'm around and I find it very overwhelming. Its difficult to disconnect from emotions that aren't mine and sometimes I even find it difficult dealing with my own emotions. I suffer from severe anxiety and depression that make...
    ChaoticParadox ChaoticParadox
    22-25, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    I challenge myself...

    The toxic energy is returning in 30 minutes. I will not let it suck me dry. I will not lose my optimism. I will not allow my good mood to drop. I will not have insomnia. I will go into my bubble. I will flourish. I will soar. Peace
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I have always thought my entire life

    that i had severe social anxiety, but i found out today that i was wrong. i read the 22 signs of being a psychic empath on this site: http://liveboldandbloom.com/08/self-improvement/empath-traits-of-highly-sensitive-person , and i was really shocked. Almost every single sign on...
    HiiroTenshi HiiroTenshi
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    I am starting to hate myself

    because of the emotions that stick to me. There is more hate than love in the world and as a result I am soaking up more negative than positive emotions. These emotions aren't mine but it is so difficult to tell them apart that it seems like if I don't control them I will begin...
    bob1514 bob1514
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    I Am An Empath and I Am So Overwhelmed

    Since I was a child I have always been sensitive to other peoples emotions. Since the death of my daughter I have been bombarded with all types of emotions. My own coupled with so many others. I can't sleep. I barley eat, I don't concentrate. I am unmotivated. I mean I am so...
    beccabear beccabear
    11 Responses Jul 15, 2008
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