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I Am Empathic

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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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    Does anyone get more of an empathetic (almost

    telepathic/mind-reading) effect from being intoxicated in some way?
    heibel75 heibel75 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I Think I May Be Empathic

    I think I'm Empathic, but I'm unsure. I mean I feel what others are feeling but not all the time normally when I stop to pay attention or to watch them. I use music to change my mood, in the way that I have songs that make me lonely, happy, sad, etc...
    Matty13 Matty13 16-17 4 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I Really Dont Care Who Thinks Im Crazy

    Not many people are okay with talking about subjects such as this so freely..but i need it out there. Maybe itll even help someone? who knows.. I.. am not sure what i am but i know part of me is emphatic. Living or dead i feel what they feel be it emotions or something more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 18, 2013

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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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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    A Year Ago...

    I found out through talking to a psychic that I was having a conversation with on the phone. She told me I was a born Empath and that my life has a greater purpose than I knew and I have a great ability and to use it.Ever since that day, I have been doing my reasearch on Empathy...
    SexyRed33 SexyRed33 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23, 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...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Am I Empathic?

    That is my question, I'm not sure. People and friends say I am. At work I help people with a wide range of needs. Most are depressed, some have physical health problems and we talk about it usually on a 121 basis - I do what I can to support them. Every time I spend time with...
    Zogdragon Zogdragon 31-35, F Jun 4, 2012

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    Not What I Want.

    I've always been more aware of people's feelings. But my abilities reared their head when I met this chick back in 2010. I don't want them. It's horrible. I can barely deal with my own feelings, let alone everyone else's. It wasn't so bad when I lived 20 miles from...
    Rayven13 Rayven13 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    The Bad, The Good And The Horrible

    I have been an Empath all my life. It wasn't until several years ago did I found out that there was a word to what I could always "sense" from others. As with all things you have to know how to deal with what makes you you. And for many that means meditation, shielded or trying...
    ThisWillowWeeps ThisWillowWeeps 70+, F Jun 9, 2013

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    The Pain

      I am a true empathy no bs and I have spent my life trying to feel nothing. I have spent most of my life in hiding or drunk. I have to drink just to keep others distress out. I cannot even go to Wal-Mart without being overwhelmed by others distress and I...
    someoneinpain someoneinpain 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    im what is sometimes known

    as an "all knowing empath",i take on feelings and energis but i also just know things about people or about what they gonna do or how they interpretating things so im allways kinda one step ahead trying to calmany storms before they sart in a home with 4 alpha males..
    alonenospace alonenospace 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Overwhelmed

    The world was always overwhelming to me. I had always been hypersensitive. It began before I could understand it-before anything was clear. I could feel what others felt on top of my own feelings. If only I had realized it before-not that it matters because I would've been too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Weather Emotions

    Has anyone ever notice how emotional the weather can be being an empath and intune with the weather I know I do. When I was way younger I always feared heavy thunderstorms because of the thunder and lightning but that was because the storm had a lot of anger and aggression in it...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    I Don't Know What I Am

    I don't know what I am. I don't care. I feel like I'm crazy ! I can't tell anyone !!! Why do I know when a spirit is around ? Why do I feel what they feel ? Why am I feeling other people's pain ? My brother in law died. The night he died I had such a deep dark pain take over my...
    Justignoreit Justignoreit 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    I Think So...

    I can usually read people really well and do empathize with people I'm friends with, I feel their pain or happiness, which is the definition of empathy and I guess being empathic. I have other things too. If there's a stressful situation happening and people are fighting or...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    What the Heck Is Going On!!!

    ever since i can remember there has been something majorly different about me than other people. i've always been a loner. when i was younger i was incredibly shy, inverted. my mother says i would sit alone @ the playground and watch the other kids play. when asked if i was...
    Genabi Genabi 22-25 3 Responses May 20, 2009

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    Relatable

    i have always been able to see the other persons point of view, to understand what they are feeling, without them having to say anything(or at least very little). I am usually the person people come to when they need someone to listen to them (which can be annoying at times when...
    Peroigrin Peroigrin 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2011

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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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    I’ve been watching CNN’s wall-to-wall

    coverage on the disappearance of Flight #370 for two weeks. It’s been reported as the longest missing flight in history. Since then, when I see news coverage, I’m shocked beyond belief, as if hearing the story for the very first time. Yet it’s extremely difficult for me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 3

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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 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Its describe me I am a Slave of my Allah

    and a Flower of my Rasul, Muhammad. Peace Be Upon Him.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F Aug 11

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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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    Empathy

    I am the child I am the flower I am the wood louse under the stone I am electric I am the air I am the sound from the telephone I am the water I am a fish I am the bird in the sky. I'm the colour blue I'm the dust on your shoe I am the silence come, sing my tune.
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Oct 9, 2013

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    Until Recently... I Never Realized

    I have, since I can remember, been able to uplift sad people. I have always felt different and like I am an outsider, even though I have always had friends. My family has always seen me as a ray of sunshine. I often put on happy faces for others, because I could feel their...
    lilgtsvee lilgtsvee 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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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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    Everybody Seems To Just Drift Away From Me...

    I've always been able to meet and make friends very easily. I can build relationships with ease, which has been a positive in my life, however; most if not all people in my life, even very close friends, just drift away from me at some point. We always seem to re-unite further...
    SpartanOfTruth SpartanOfTruth 41-45, M 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    I Am Empathic

    For years I knew I was different. I couldn't understand why I could laugh and cry so deeply or connect with a person's pain to the point where I was physically hurting too. I would carry this around and not know how to release it. I found meditation and spiritual cleansing was...
    gitanjalilove gitanjalilove 41-45, F Apr 6, 2013

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    From Depressed To Just Angry

    [quote] I don't know what to do. For the last week, a few of my friends I speak to just get angry at every little thing. At first, I didn't care too much. Then probably about Thursday/Friday it just went overboard. Saturday? It went to a whole other level." [/quote] Does anyone...
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M Jun 30, 2013

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    I've known that I'm an empath

    for quite a few years now, and even though it can be a pain in the *** at times, I treasure my gift and take it very seriously. I can read people very easily and very quickly due to my gift, so I know who I should stay away from and who I can trust. I will admit, my gifts help...
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Relationships

    There are certain powers/abilities whatever you want to call them that can do a lot of things some of them visible others invisible, along with that the interactions with people also change for me the change is a lot. Trying to start a relationship with someone is even harder now...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M Mar 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    HELP! I am empathic and married to a severely

    depressed man. He is trying to get help. In the mean time the only way we can communicate is over text or I get overwhelmed by his mental/emotional state. Anyone have any tips to help me help us?
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I Used To Have Almost Zero Empathy, Now I'm Learning About Empathy

    Good day everybody. I'm glad I'm joining this lovely group of caring people. I used to have a narcissistic personal disorder. I have had extremely hard time with empathy, almost can't ever sympathize or relate to other people's point of view. Now I'm learning how to change. How...
    punborpit punborpit 26-30, M Dec 27, 2011

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    Yes..i Am...

    I have become veyr empathetic ..especialy in the last ...5 yrs...wasnt always..just emotionally closed off...numb..now..after many rys of cupport groups..and hearing peoples life stories..and have true empathy fro ppl with all sorts of problems...ometimes i ahve to say..I DO get...
    tarotstar63 tarotstar63 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2010

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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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    Friday To Saturday Night...

    Friday to Saturday night I have had multiple people tell me there were 'attacked' spiritually at about the same time. They all tell me they woke up at 2am EST. The more sensitive felt or saw an entity quite near them. PM me if such a thing happened to you please. Thanks
    TheApostle TheApostle 22-25, M Jun 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I Think So...

    When I was a child I felt bad often with no reason .. And I had head full of some emotions and something that I didn't understand .. Now , it's enough to see someone's eyes an I know how he feels .. When my mum feels bad , or someone ... I feel the same way .. I can't stop...
    Martinecka Martinecka 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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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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    A Little Bit

    I do feel that I am empathic, I'm not really sure but the way I feel suggests that I am. I always seem to,"feel" when my friends are having a bad day and whenever I'm around people I feel a kind of collage of different emotions, although it's just kind of a subtle buzz. For...
    Spritey22 Spritey22 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    i have experiences on EP that include depression/anxiety/loneliness and i am thinking about removing them because i see other people's problems on my feed and it makes me feel...
    healthgoth healthgoth 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    As part of my nature, being sensitive and empathic requires being a good listener too, so if anybody needs any new friend, I am here for you no matter who you are, what you did and...
    actuelly actuelly 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Here we go again. Now this one might get me into trouble. Who cares. Now this hoax created by the CIA is just in. Yes, I know that there are actual beheadings that go on today...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm soo lonely I feel pathetic I have no one to talk to that I feel would give me a caring and real empathic response...I feel alone with my thoughts I just want someone to listens...
    4u2heed 4u2heed 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    A quarter of a year has passed and I still think about him every single day. I can't help it, everything reminds me of him. Red hair, British slang, that posh accent, that one cute...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Aug 27

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