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I Am Empathic

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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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 Jun 30, 2013

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    Realizing I May Be An Empath.

    I was known to be shy when I was a little girl. I am definitely not shy anymore. I recently discovered I have been dealing with anxiety for the past three years after an intense break up from a two year relationship and my heart got damaged. For starters, I LOVE Jesus. scripture...
    kmc2015 kmc2015 18-21 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    "gift" From My Mom

    I believe I share this "gift". I feel other peoples moods. I can sense things. Especially pregnancies, most times months and years ahead of time. Death too :( . I suffer from panic attacks and now I think it's because of this "gift". Also the gift is hereditary my mom was...
    Unsufferme Unsufferme 36-40, F Oct 29, 2012

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    Sex

    I recently started a new job and met this guy, and he really shares his sexuality and is driving me nuts. It is so difficult to have to say no to him everyday. And what ****** me off is that he knows how it affects me. I had to turn him in for harassment, but he just wouldn't...
    bewitched bewitched 31-35, F Nov 12, 2007

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    A Very Little Bit..

    I sometimes think like "uh he/she is having bad mood" or something like that if I walk past people... I'm not sure if that actually is empathic but I think it is a kind of.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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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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    I Struggle With Empathy

    I am empathic some of the time, I want to be emphatic all of the time. I think that empathy should be our highest value. I want empathy, and the desire to enhance my empathy to be the driving force behind all of my actions. But I'm easily distracted, not always strong, and...
    oftenConfused oftenConfused 22-25, M May 10, 2008

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 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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    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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    I Could Really Use Some Help

      Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this. Any input is truly appreciated. I can feel other people's energy. Pretty much everyone's actually. There are very few people that I have come into contact throughout my life (I'm in my 40's) that I felt nothing at all...
    mezaluna mezaluna 41-45 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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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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    I Am Highly Empathic But I Do Not Consider Myself An Empath

    I have spent most of my entire working life being empathic with people.  It is a fundemental aspect of my job.  I can switch it on and I can switch it mostly off.  It never gets switched off completely because it is also a big part of how I, myself negotiate...
    byanothername byanothername 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses May 20, 2009

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    Crank

    I was a big emotional late bloomer - when I say that, I mean I didn't truly develop emotions of my own really until about 20, 21. For the period of 12-19 - I spent most of my time: feeding off the emotions of others and using that fuel a need for any kind of attention. Then I got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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 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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    Emotions

    Even though I maybe an empath I'm still entitled to my emotions every once in a while, even though sometimes I can seem emotionless to others everyday. It's like they say you can always tell if someone is going through something by looking in their eyes. As an empath we're able...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M Feb 11, 2013

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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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    Discovering How I Was A Empath.

    I've always had empathy, I was born with empathy. Well, I've had depression for a little over 2 years & I've gotten over that. I take medicine for it now. I'm perfectly fine, but then last year towards the end of the year there was a tragic experience that happened to one of the...
    jessielcasey jessielcasey 16-17, F Nov 5, 2012

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    The Pain

    When I'm around people, I can protect myself from feeling their pain.  I feel some, but not all.  Things are at their worst when I'm not in someone's presence.  Reading some EP stories can cause a pain that reaches deep into my solar plexus.  At times I feel...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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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 Is So Hard to Focus Around People

    It's distracting to feel all of these emotions, to be breathing through their lungs almost, instead of my own. The worst is when there are two of us, and we connect, and then she leaves, and rips part of my own soul away, we trade hearts a bit, and life is never the same again.
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Is It Me

    I've always been uncomfortable in bars and large crouds.  I thought it was self conscious but I can't shake it.  other peoplese emotions seem to encroch on me. ..  yet I have no real evidence of what others are feeling.. how does one know if they are self...
    tinkerbelly tinkerbelly 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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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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    Realization

    So I finally realized that I have the abilities of an empath after so long. I've had many instances when I've sensed the energy of a place, people, even of a spirit or ghost. I'm hoping I'll learn how to get this under control soon cause it's not something that I need to have...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M Jan 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Lost And Longing

    I was strongly empathic and aware of the fact from the time I was 12 to about 19. At 19 I had learned to block it out mostly and had gotten in the habit of doing so without thinking. Now 2 years later I can no longer tap into those abilities. I regret blocking them out...
    nomadicbrain nomadicbrain 18-21 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    Confused

    Has anyone ever been so overwhelmed by other people's emotions that you couldn't sort your own out from them?  It can be quite annoying, I must say.  This might not come out right, but I usually feel little to no emotion of my own, leaving me vulnerable to others. ...
    dantesangel02 dantesangel02 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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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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    New Here

    I've known I was empathic since my thirties. I'm no wherelike a psychic, because I am not always right about things.I can read people their looking at their picture and throughtheir words. It can be overwhelming, a curse and a gift. I havedone some research about being empathic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 23, 2012

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    Always Scared

    I never understood why I always felt what others felt or how i could understand what someone may have gone through and feeling. It has always made me feel uneasy and scared as no else has been able to identify with me. I've actually became a person of few words over the years. I...
    Blueskydust Blueskydust 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've never seen myself as being empathic however recently it's been nothing but. I've been very intuitive.
    tag21 tag21 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Often in life people have problems, life is full of problems and everyone has their issues. Some people have a harder time than others in life and sometimes these people who really...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 7

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    okay so here are 20 random things/facts about me ;) I am Angelina and i really like my name :D I am a college student ;) I would rather have a very few close friends than to...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 Mar 21

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