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    I haven't been able to watch the news

    since I was 10 because I cry and my mood is destroyed the rest of the day/night...can anyone else relate?
    littlemissred1993 littlemissred1993 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 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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    so i need answers my bf

    and i have been trying to have a baby but with no luck. everytime we think i am it turns outthat one of my close best friends are pregnant can someone help me out and stop this from happening.
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 6 Responses May 14

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    I feel like it is hard to

    even label myself as indigo because I don't wish to view myself as better or worse than anyone else. Growing up my sister would tell me I was born "better than other people" because of my ability to empathize. I reject this idea of being better while at the same time...
    kayleesiemens kayleesiemens 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband's been a bad mood all day.

    I can't help but pick up on his negativity. I try, but it's making me more depressed. I wish I could block feelings.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 15

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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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    Almost. Glad not fully.

    That would bite too deep.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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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 Feb 27

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 8

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    but i pretend im oblivious

    because thats the only way to live
    vashty vashty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    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...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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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 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    You can read about me on my blog energymustmove.

    wordpress.com i hope you like it and leave comments
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    AmanthaDelVineri AmanthaDelVineri 26-30, F 4 Responses May 11

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    ahh i can feel anyones emotions at any given

    time. i feel the broken and heal them and comfort them. love talking bout feelings
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not sure if empathy is something

    that is learned or someone is born with or both, but I know that I have felt empathy strongly since I was only about 3 or 4, I remember my great grandpa, when he was getting quite old he'd have such a sore back but he would not let anyone touch him, except me, he didn't even...
    SmirkandShoulderShrug SmirkandShoulderShrug 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 took way too long to discover what it is

    called when you feel too much all the time. As soon as I became aware that it had a name, life experiences smoothed out a bit. I had to make big changes, choices that took a great deal of courage and risk. Definitely had to retire from being a nurse, yet, not nearly early enough...
    pelaine pelaine 41-45, F May 16

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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 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Ok so I am empathic and sometimes this gets me

    in so much trouble. Is it possible to have too much empathy for people that it becomes an issue in your own life?
    jdamselfly jdamselfly 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 3

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    Sometimes empathy gets annoying.

    Not because in too nice, oh definitely not that. But when I'm watching scary movies and people get torn open or some bloody death happens, I feel guilty for seeing suffering as entertainment.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T Apr 4

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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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    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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    I feel like the people

    who are the most empathic (like me) go through a lot of sh*t Thoughts, comments?
    appleschairfloor appleschairfloor 18-21 3 Responses Apr 4

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    just curious... do any of you also have OE

    as well as being empath ? ( OE overexcitability , too long to detail. Google it ) dealing with positive disintegration on top of the daily issues I deal with living as an empathy has been making life extremely difficult. however I wouldn't change it for anything. I sometimes...
    Sierralee313 Sierralee313 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I am very sensitive to peoples energies

    and vibes. A persons aura to me is always visible. More times than not I can tell the type of person you are without words. I dont allow my first instinct to dictate anything though. I always give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I am very compassionate and easy to open up to...
    dreadfulVIXEN dreadfulVIXEN 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 see what you mean..

    . I understand your feelings... I get it, yes..... But have you thought of this.....?
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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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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    Being Empathic is natural to me

    because "there is no me without others"- Alan Watts. I know people because I know myself (though not fully) and the more I know myself and give myself the space to be, the better it is to know others and to "see" them and to give them the space to be and grow as well. Live...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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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    Tv is very hard to watch.

    Harrys law help. http://youtu.be/-5Tw3Q3wQbs http://youtu.be/tNilDRiEUnQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 8

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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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    Serious question: Due to constantly picking up

    on others' emotions, does it make it hard for you to stand your ground or express yourself in certain situations? and if so, Do you know any tips to dealing with that? I ask because I'm not exactly, or solely, Empathic but I also have a very high degree of Intuition that when I...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I didn't know it until recently.

    I always knew i was sensitive but did not truly grasp it. I was getting physically sick and mentally destroyed until Pelgrim71 stepped in and took me under his wing. I've learned to shield myself a little and to understand what Im experiencing now. It is a blessing and a curse...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Today I was feeling sad.

    But as I saw another person, I showed my.laughing face and didn't want to pass my negative feelings onto him.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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 think I might be empathic.

    Is is possible to be a cold, selfish empathic? Or am I just anxious? I feel very intensely when someone is angry, sad, or in pain. If they are suffering I can't handle it. I want to run and hide if I can't help fix the problem. It literally causes me panic. If a friend is sick...
    caly94 caly94 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I thought I was crazy,

    but now I view myself as weird. I begged through out my life to just be "normal" but I am not. I was lucky to find someone who helped me accept myself and embrace what I have. Now that I know what myself to possess I'm able to control it and become stronger with it.
    for3v3r7 for3v3r7 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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