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    i am empathic. i have been going through some

    crazy experiences, one of the side effects of being an empath is something that happens in the eyes im not sure what it is called does anyone know? anyways usually being empathic you can look someone in the eye and know they are empathic as well its just a certain look they have...
    Roxyyrolla Roxyyrolla 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I wonder is it truly possible

    for you to empath people on a TV show? I mean like a show that was recorded live. Sometimes I get so over whelmed with emotions (all different kinds) while watching a show and I know full well that they are not my own. But is it really possible to capture and then transfer...
    JRod8805 JRod8805 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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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

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    How Much Do I Trust Being An Empath?

    It wasn't always this way, but I have come to trust that I am empathic. For years, I just thought I was a mess. Eventually I came to understand more about being empathic and wrote "Empowered by Empathy" one summer, during three months of absolute ecstasy. Then I spent...
    Roserosetree Roserosetree 56-60, F 7 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Used To Hate It....

    Now I am more understanding of myself and others.... When I feel negative vibes I do great, I try to get those negative people to come out of their shell..... Either that or they can judge me all they want I wont be the one hiding in the corner....... They must hide to get away...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    farther back than i can lucidly recall,

    I've been able to easily pick up on other's emotions, feelings, even thoughts sometimes just by observing them for a few moments. When i first talked to someone about what i can tell just by giving someone a good lookover, i was surprised that most couldn't see most of what i...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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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

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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

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    prufrockrock prufrockrock 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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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 10 hrs ago

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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

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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 4 Responses Nov 20

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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 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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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

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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

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    Sometimes, I am exhausted by the energies

    around me. People project such emotion to me, that I sometimes find myself exhausted. Does anyone here know how to channel these experiences to offer me the strength it takes to speak to.someone about what they're feeling. turn it into a positive, not a panic. suggestions?
    Rainbolt257 Rainbolt257 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 4

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    Perfct Time For Failure

    i see things differently almost  too passively as i observe my fellow human beings-once i resisted - keeping my highs high to drown  out the nawing  in my viens knowing  i had to conform my ideas and thoughts  seemed out of place  here-crazy almost...
    balanced balanced 26-30 2 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    I Am Empathic.

    As a child I was always withdrawn from people, I preferred solitude- calm places with few people. I did not make many friends for that reason, and though I yearned to reach out and connect with people, I could not; Because of an anxiety I did not understand, and would later come...
    Cryptonic26 Cryptonic26 26-30 Sep 6, 2012

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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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    Can Someone Help Me?

    Okay...here goes. I'm here because I believe I may be an empath. And I need some help on how to deal with it. It started when I was a little girl. My parents divorce affected me very deeply. I could literally feel their pain. It was utterly traumatic, and at 8years old it was...
    pixie3075 pixie3075 36-40, F 4 Responses May 23, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Recently I've gotten a lot of answers I've been

    looking for in my life, all by realizing I'm an empath. I know things without knowing them, I'm highly sensitive to others emotions. I also get premonitions every so often. I now understand why I'm not a fan of big crowds and why I get overwhelmed and drained. It's really hard...
    Rebellove Rebellove 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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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

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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

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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

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    Sometimes I can just look at people

    and I hear a bell and suddenly a voice starts speaking in my head, giving a commentary on the persons every thought and emotion. The first few times this happened I spoke aloud what the voice was saying, and the person would just stare at me, wondering how I knew any of that...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M Sep 26

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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

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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

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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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    To feel things so deaply,

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

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    I Think This Is One of My (few...

    I think this is one of my (few) strong points!  I always try to put myself in someone else's position to understand why they do what they do.  I really do feel for others' suffering.
    Danika Danika 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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 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

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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

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    Road To Control

    Finally i'm starting to get a handle on being a empath, the type of things empaths have to deal with is so not cool. After starting to experiment with a technique called grounding and shielding i'm finally able to block out people's emotions so it doesn't effect me everyday :D I...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M Jan 13, 2013

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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 a week ago

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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

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