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    I am an empathetic person.

    .. I am highly sensitive to people's emotions/feelings/thoughts. Have been this way my whole life but only recently have I realized enough to tap into it. Both a blessing and a curse.. When people are negative, I'm negative, positive I'm positive, not feeling well I start to not...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok one last post! Lol I was wondering,

    is there a good way to approach your spouse about being an empath? Hubby knows me and it will all click anyway bc it's so totally me and he loves my humongous compassionate empathetic heart buuuuut he isn't like me at all. How can u make someone understand what u r feeling when...
    UnfulfilledMe UnfulfilledMe 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Tv is very hard to watch.

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

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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 think I might be empathic

    and medium. Sure there are benifits.It kinda sucks that when I get home / or at someones house.I can feel tension and anger. when your around that type of energy.It rubs off on you.Another gift I have is a medium this I don't mind at all.I can feel what they are feeling what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 8

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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 learning about empathy

    since 2007, but I found a Sci-Fi novel from 1951 that talks about empaths (Empathistes, in French) and I know the medical / Psychology / Etc professions are doing their best NOT to recognize this natural phenomenon. Its a hard place to live for an empath. A lot of strugle, We...
    Daveaklaughshield Daveaklaughshield 41-45 3 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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 May 28

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses Feb 12

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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 2 Responses May 26

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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 7 Responses May 14

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Ugh physically and mentally drained.

    Being around too many people for too long drains my energy.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Ok, do all of u get strong connections from

    characters on movies? The underdog. The sweet kind suffering soul who does so much for others and always gets crapped on? The misunderstood. I form such crazy attachments to certain characters on movies. I'm sure people think I'm nuts but I can't help it. I know they aren't...
    UnfulfilledMe UnfulfilledMe 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Is it possible to sacrifice your Empathic self?

    by this I mean forsake the ability itself, lock it away or allow yourself to be pulled so far from your core, it goes from a blazing sun to a flickering light in the distance.
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    AmanthaDelVineri AmanthaDelVineri 26-30, F 4 Responses May 11

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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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    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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    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...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F May 28

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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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    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 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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    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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    Do you believe people are born empathetic

    or formed into it based on circumstances and how they were treated as a child?... Personally I'm just not sure. I had a horrible childhood where my parents physically abused me and made sure every day to make me feel unloved and u wanted. So I LIVE to make sure no one I know...
    UnfulfilledMe UnfulfilledMe 31-35, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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 May 22

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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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    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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    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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    I love being empathic.

    the only downside is, if simeone gets hurt or us sad ect.. I do the same. by crying or what not. I say downside but ita also what makes it so great.
    kottenkandy90 kottenkandy90 22-25, F 1 Response May 31

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    Sometimes people aren't hiding themselves,

    they're struggling to find themselves.
    ExoticNightmare ExoticNightmare 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I felt so much pain when others are hurting.

    I want to mend broken souls...but I felt all my efforts are wasted. I couldn't change how they feel.
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    I'm curious, who here (fellow empaths) would

    turn it all off if u could? I mean really? I know many times I wanted to baaaadly. I want to be numb like the rest of the world so I don't suffer as much... Esp since everyone in my life lacks compassion and care. It makes it so hard for someone like me. I've come to the...
    UnfulfilledMe UnfulfilledMe 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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