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I Am Empathic

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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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    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 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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've never met anyone like me.

    Is it normal for people to be scared of what we can do?
    Popet Popet 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Sep 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 3 Responses Oct 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Usually I'm very happy. Sometimes though I feel like I'm drowning and I can not escape. I'm not sure if these are all my emotions or this is one of the many empathic problems I...
    Izy96 Izy96 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    OK, I'm gonna start from the beginning. I only found out I was an Empath about 3-4 years ago. all growing up I knew when people were lying to me, and there were other things...
    feelingcrazynconfused feelingcrazynconfused 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    imageYour Super Serious Title is: The Atlas Empath (Planetary Healer) Your Total Score: 71 out of 80 Your Out of Control Healer Score: 10 out of 10 Your Protection Tools Score: 18...
    goodman72 goodman72 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    this is my first post and I really hope this is a friendly group -Im going to share some sensitive stuff .I am feeling absolutely compelled to explore the possibility that I may...
    cv2014 cv2014 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I am.... Smart, kind, sweet, loving, giving, funny, honest, compassionate, empathic, altruistic, loyal, moody, sarcastic, tempermental, romantic, gregarious, foul mouthed, highly...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I could really use some help right now. One thing is I would really want to talk to some reasonable and empathic person and just be able to share everything that's on my mind and...
    Ladida91 Ladida91 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I was always the most Introverted person you could know. Or not know. I never let anyone inside. I was always very quiet, always listening even when people thought no one was...