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    To feel things so deaply,

    so compleatly is bothe a gift and a curse.
    HearMeRoarrr HearMeRoarrr 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I need help. He's kinda hurting me now.

    I met this guy 2 months ago and we were cool. But then he died do to a severe allergy reaction. I can feel one side of my throat tender and swollen. I can really feel when people are hurting. I've had experiences like this but not as long (it's been 4 days). I never knew it was...
    Cinderella1day Cinderella1day 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    So, I've never actually thought of myself

    as empathic until a few years ago. I just turned 20, and I always knew something was off with me. I am bipolar as well, but I'm starting to think that I'm really just an empath. I experience people's emotions. I take on the emotions of whoever I'm talking to, or near. I tend to...
    creativeinspiration creativeinspiration 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Having the insight to be able to pick up on

    vibes perceived from others, a channel to the great mind and Providence is a gift. Understanding how others might feel is a gift. Feeling the lives reactions of others is so gift. There are lots of us with this gift. We are able to connect to others on the conduit, and explore...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    hmmm where to start. I work in long term care.

    it's a blessing and a curse. I love my people that i care for. each one holds a little piece of my heart. because of who I am, they are naturally attracted to me. they are end stage dementia and long time psychotic patients. I'm calming, comforting, safe to them. this woman...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Are You Empathic ?

    What is an Empath? An Empath is a person who can feel other peoples emotions. They can sense and feel them, which renders the individual capable of feeling empathy for another. I think almost everyone is a little empathic. If we weren't then we would not be able to understand...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Being Empathetic Is Awful Most...

    Being empathetic is awful most of the time. I feel what other people feel too much. I cannot deal with hospitals, they make me insane because I am around so much suffering. I guess that is why my job gets to me so much too though. I am around suffering all the time. My kids do...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 12 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    I'm in my 40's now, but

    since early childhood, I've been different. I don't know what you call it. I don't know what I am. I just know it's saved my life on more occasions that I care to recount. I could tell you who was on the phone without answering. I could tell you when the phone was going to ring...
    GeorgiaCotton GeorgiaCotton 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    When someone tells me a problem

    or a struggle they have been through I feel it as my own.I can feel myself totally in the shoes of that person.Also I can get affected by someone's way...suddenly I see myself talking ln their way,complaining in a similar way...and I am not the kind of person lacking personality...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    It's become very horrible.

    I live with the weight of the world on my shoulders. I see pain everywhere, in all directions, and I feel it all. Even the knowledge that someone in some distant land is suffering is enough to have me crippled and drowning in tears. I want to save the world, reduce its suffering...
    sedublin sedublin 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    Can other empaths look at pictures,

    read text, or look into someone's eyes and accurate pin point down to the reason why someone have a feeling, or approach something a certain way? I notice I do this a lot. Look at seemly happy pictures of people and with me looking into their eyes know what they are hiding. For...
    JvonJamayal JvonJamayal 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    RIP Elijah Marsh This little 3 year old boy

    wandered out into the cold one night last week and froze to death. Today is his funeral. I'll never understand how these things happen. My heart is with his mother and his family today.
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Since I was younger I felt empathetic.

    I never liked being around people because I felt too much. People always gravitate towards me. Either to spill their pains into me or suck on my good energy. A lot of times I feel very stressed and alone because, till this day I still feel this is the only reason people become...
    JvonJamayal JvonJamayal 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Blessing Or Curse

    My earliest memories have dated back as much 18 months of age . Memory of things that weren't mine but my fathers . The knowledge that the figure of the man I could see was my grandfather after his passing , there to guard me . As an adult I can better understand that I can see...
    Blondiedlc Blondiedlc 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Yes, I am.I am not, however,

    an empath. Empaths have a "sixth sense" -- a psychic ability. That's not me.The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an empathic person as someone who has "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and...
    pineychick pineychick 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Why do I cry now? Only

    for your pain. Honestly it's the only time I cry anymore. When you call and I am upset you cry and it continues this awful chain. I hate it, how can I stop?
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Nov 9, 2014

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    I believe that I am..

    . Perhaps not to the extent of some others here... But I have always been influenced by the moods of the others I am with... I hate zoos because I can feel the desolation of the animals at being held in captivity... As I was bullied through much of my childhood, I am very...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 11 Responses Feb 12

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    Emotionally Draining .. But !

    I found out I was an Empath , as well as an Incarnated Angel about two , maybe three years or more ago from a friend (or soul sibling) who is as well an Earth Angel and Healer . It has always been natural to me , what I'm feeling , who I am and what I do . Being an Empath is...
    Eujiboo Eujiboo 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    It seems the older I get,

    the more empathic I become. I truly believe that I was born that way but my experience in life has truly amplified it.
    angelonhigh angelonhigh 51-55, F Dec 20, 2014

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    It's easy for me to imagine myself in someone

    else's position. I even do so automatically when watching a movie. I don't particularly like car chases because I always feel sorry for the owners of the fruit stands being ruined and all the cars being totaled. And when entire stores are destroyed, it's even worse. Reminding...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Ever since I could remember I have been able to

    sense people's energies and be able to see auras around them. Older people used to say "she is just an old soul listen to her she has something to say." Now as an adult I am very in-tuned with my senses. My dreams tell me how, who and when, and when I walk around i feel the...
    beingmeforone beingmeforone 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I've always been able to figure out what to say

    to people, what responses they want from me, why they feel a certain way, all of that, without having to know them for even 5 minutes. only recently has tgis bothered me because i dont know anymore if i feel a certain way or say a certain thing because thats how i feel. or if...
    thatgirlnamedliz thatgirlnamedliz 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I've never met anyone like me.

    Is it normal for people to be scared of what we can do?
    Popet Popet 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    It's time. This moment has been slowly

    approaching with anticipation. Too slowly. Too anticipating. You've been ready since the beginning. The blood now rushes faster through your veins than ever before. It's as though your heart is amplified with electricity. The echos pulsing in all directions with utmost speed...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I feel such hurt when I'm around my sisters

    kids. they feel and look so unhappy. they seem so moody and find escape in shooting games on xbox. their step dad isn't connecting with them and they can't do anything right and my sister seems to be blind to it all. I don't know what to do. I want to help.
    LadyJunebug LadyJunebug 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Not as much as I use to be.

    I'll be nineteen in April, and started having issues when I was 17. I was dating a pretty powerful empath, we were together for just under a year. It wasn't till I was with her that my awarness started to disappear. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, or maybe she really did...
    WanderingNotQuiteLost WanderingNotQuiteLost 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I had a neighbor upstairs

    who was a Military man, I used to have dreams about his experiences, he moved out a few months ago, and now there is a family who has moved in. I keep having dreams that I can only explain as coming from the teenage daughter, because of how these relate to that age group. It...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    sometimes i wish i didnt rush over to save

    someone else from getting screwed over and that i didnt care about how it affected them or there needs. if i could do that it would be so easy i probably wouldn't hurt as much. but i do.with a bleeding heart i do care even if it only hurts me more. it just sux being in a world...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    When you cried I cried.

    When you hugged me I could feel how hard you grabbed my shirt. I cried harder latter because I had to be strong for you, but seeing you fall apart makes me loose it. You're my rock, my bae, the most important little babie boo to me. When I see you so sad I want to hug you so...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    It is not so pleasant.

    I feel the confusion, confliction, hurt & pain of those I am around. I used to be able to help them through it. My life has changed & I am still learning to respond to it, so for now I push away. I become quiet & at a lost for words, because infront of me I see & hear a pseudo...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    It was my husband who figured out I have

    empathic traits. I would have mood swings that mirrored someone else's, usually someone in close proximity but sometimes someone that had recently been in the room, or a loved one that could be anywhere geographically. I hate crowds because there are too many emotions at one...
    Carolyn64 Carolyn64 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Most days I forget to pray

    for protection from negative energy. I seem to take on so many energies at once, I hate it. I wonder if its why I get panic attacks often? I know when I remember to visualize white light surrounding me before I go out and pray to keep any negative intent towards me away.. I don...
    oopsusernameistaken oopsusernameistaken 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    for the first time I took on someone else's

    physical ailment.. I hope this doesn't continue. I was driving and got a bad headache and started feeling a little nauseous because my boyfriend was car sick from using his laptop in the car.. I felt it until he didn't feel it anymore. horrible.
    hidingfromtheworld hidingfromtheworld 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Well, damn. Just lost another person in my life

    because they freaked out that could read them. It's not planned. It just happens. Unless you're an empath, you don't understand it.
    aftie aftie 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Being empathic is so draining.

    I'm getting divorced but still live with my husband for financial reasons and he's always angry, which makes me feel angry, which makes the whole situation worse. And when I go to work I normally spend my whole day around a woman who's so high energy and obnoxious (we're...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    It's like I'm not even myself.

    I experience other's emotions so deeply. It is not something that I hate about myself, in fact I feel more human and connected to people. However, it causes me stress, anxiety, or depression for the person. I would like to solve all their problems. It also works inversely...
    Essence972 Essence972 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always know everything.

    . not in a knowledgeable/smart way. . but in a deep knowing. I know when people are pregnant, I know the sex of the baby, I knew when my boyfriend crashed his motorcycle before he even called me. I just know random things before it happens but I feel stupid telling people that...
    hidingfromtheworld hidingfromtheworld 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Having the opportunity to work in an emergency

    room makes me realize how life is a complete mystery. One day you hug your loved ones and tuck them into bed, the next day you may be sleeping beside them in a hospital cot while they are fighting their own battles. Some days you see a punk kid on the street, the next day that...
    Takenbysilence Takenbysilence 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    you know, I love being an Empath.

    . But sometimes, I also hate it. Like, when my friends are upset, sad, pissed, etc... I also feel it, and their mood becomes my mood... I can't control it. It does the same thing with happiness, but the effects are not as strong as the ones I stated... I can be totally happy and...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Being an empath can be a blessing

    and a curse. When I am around people I will easily tune into their feelings and emotions. When they are happy, it lifts my mood considerably, but when they are anxious, sad or angry it will leave me susceptible to those very same emotions. If I'm already feeling less than...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm just beginning to accept

    that I am an empath. As an empath, I'm completely out of control. I'm completely at the beginning of this and I'd like some help in the right direction. What do other Empaths do? I'd love book/website recommendations, routines, exercises and mostly, lol, fellow Empath friends...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I have been told I am an angel on earth

    and have such a kind heart. I am not sure if this is empathetic or if I just put others needs and happiness before my own. When people tell me I am such a sweetheart and an angel I just shrug it off. I just don't see it like other people do. So much...this is my 1st post. I...
    kritchey77 kritchey77 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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