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I Can Feel Other's Emotions

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    This is a difficult subject

    for me because of how isolated it makes me feel. Ever since I can remember, I've always been overly sensitive to the energies that other people emit. I put it that way, because thats how it feels--as if the emotions of others were like their natural scent, and just as I can...
    ADargis ADargis 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    Yea it's a......gift you could call it.

    Or maybe it's just because I have felt all the different types of emotions I can just tell with one is witch even with a mask on. Or maybe I'm just crazy good a guessing
    Helloblah17 Helloblah17 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    As an empathic person I'd like to take a minute

    to compare some people and their emotions to the basic definition of a Black hole, not as an insult but as psychological awareness. Black Hole - The name comes from the fact that the "star" collapses into itself, becoming so dense that its gravitational pull keeps even light...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M Jun 21, 2015

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    Just found this app through a link my daughter

    sent me. I enjoy digging around on sites, going from link to link and finding new and neat stuff. I think this is brilliant. It's for those of you who really need to talk to someone. 7cupsoftea.com "Want to chat? 7 Cups connects you to caring people. Free, anonymous, and...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Follow your head, but listen to your heart.

    Hopefully they will work together to get you to the right place.
    arsenicsunrise arsenicsunrise 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    From Projecting Myself to Reading Others

    Oddly enough, I didn't start out as empathic. I used to hate being in my own skin and chafed. I found every excuse to be someone else and project a larger than life personality over everyone else. I rarely listen to people and rammed my own ideas and thoughts home. One day in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    I'm Like a Sponge

    I am just like a sponge in that whatever someone is feeling, it is almost as if I soak it all in so that I feel it too. Their emotions become a part of what I am feeling. If someone is sad, I feel terrible. If someone is scared, I become anxious. It can be quite rough because I...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    I'm feeling such emotional pain right now.

    I don't know how to help you, I know that if I try and be your therapist you'll just hurt me again and again and again. But I see how alone you are and I see your status about losing me and Jesus Christ I can't take it my heart just hurts! I know I can't help you! Your pain...
    coollame coollame 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    I didn't even know this was a real thing just

    something I always did , whenever I know someone is going threw something no matter what it is I over analyze and I feel hurt, like my heart actually hurts? Just pain in my chest. I don't know. I think I put myself in others shoes a little too much. It even affects my for the...
    somewhatbored somewhatbored 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    Mostly on movies and tv shows.

    Does that mean that I only have feelings for fake things? That would suck.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

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    To me I have to be around you more in really

    get to know you to feel others emotions.
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F Feb 24, 2014

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    I Can Feel It

    i can feel others feelings some times its a gift and some times its a real pain
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    I Sense People's Moods As Though They Are My Own.

    Maybe everyone has the ability to immediately sense the exact mood of those who are close to them but I am still always surprised at how sensitive I am to it. I know the second someone walks in the room what mood they're in and why. New Year's Eve 2009 I remember being at a party...
    KelsoBee3 KelsoBee3 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Everytime I see the green dots of my one friend

    so ispecial knowing he is here on this ep i always feel the emotion of being happy even we don't talk because I feel hes a true person not a liar everytime he talk I feel he's a true friend.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F Aug 24, 2015

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    I don't feel all emotions people feel

    but I feel heart break. Even if I don't really like the person, I need to know them, I can feel their hurt if their heart is broken. For example my brother broke up with his girlfriend and I feel her pain terribly. It's really strange. I think it's because of empathy or whatever...
    AHelpfulLover AHelpfulLover 18-21, F Apr 9, 2014

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    I have to be really careful with this.

    ...I get around people & pick up their emtions. If they are angry, I get angry. If they are sad, negative, positive, happy...I aborb that. So I TRY to stay away from the people who will drain my energy. But some are family, so not so easy as that.
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    Even by distance I can feel the emotions of

    other people, but by distance it's only mom or my closest friends. Sometimes I just 'know' there's something 'wrong'. I only feel it by distance when the feeling is a deep sadness. It's actually really awesome that I can experience that, because then I can always be there for...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Whenever I am around certain people my mood

    changes instantly and sometimes when I'm alone I don't know what to feel anymore. Am I the only one?
    cavia68 cavia68 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2015

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    The Sad Kitchen Window

    There are times that I become overwhelmed. Christmas shopping, for instance, wears me out because I feel everyone's anxiety, exhaustion, and frustration. Hospital settings, I feel sadness, anxiety, fear and grief. Around children, their wild excitement and energy has me heading...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    The Pain

    I'm not sure how to explain it. I wasn't sure it was real, until today. I seem to have the ability to live through amazing amounts of pain, but other would cringe and cry from it. I feel others pain, i swear it. Pain of the past, and future pain. If someone tells me of their past...
    BlueWattle BlueWattle 16-17 3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    I've always considered myself overly empathetic.

    I think it's a gift to be able to feel everyone around you and connect with people on such a personal level. It's amazing to be able to feel what you're feeling without saying words...
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    every time i came to know other emotions,

    i feel my heart get involved with their emotions,feel some burden on my chest through their pain whether they be my enemies...i never wanna see them in trouble,i also feel the urge to make them suffer who make me suffer but when actually that does happen with them by nature ,i...
    sincerehuman sincerehuman 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Every time someone speaks to me,

    I always put myself on their shoes.
    RhythmBlues RhythmBlues 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2015

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    A Empath Syneshesia?

    ever since i turned 18 i been  finding a lot about myself. im very sensitive. i cant keep any emotions in. all my emotions are overly experessive. people find me to be very loud n bubbley to very annoying n depressing. i also feel colors by hearing music or seeing a image on the...
    Wintrglittr Wintrglittr 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    I can even feel someone's emotions over the

    Internet! I don't know if it's being an empath, or the fact that I'm intuitive, but I just know. It makes parenting a little easier, but Life is tough when you take on other people's stuff. I work on that every day.
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Me Too!

    I've always been what some call an empath. I feel, even subconsciously, the emotions of those around me. It affects me, which is the easiest way of being able to tell how people are feeling. Sometimes it's bad as I used to have a room mate who struggled with depression. Being...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2011

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    I can also hear thoughts

    and see memories sometimes and I'm not lying
    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2014

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    It Comes Naturally To Me

    I tend to sense how other people feel. This is not always a good thing;having great empathy because sometimes i just want to go about my daily life not worrying about anyone but myself. I guess this is what i get for been cancerian
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    I think every girl needs to love herself,

    regardless of anything. Like if you're having a bad day, if you don't like your hair, if you don't have the best family situation, whatever, you have to love yourself and you can't do anything until you love yourself first.🌸🌸🌸🌸
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    Like Waves Of Inaudible Sound...

    When I see people I know how they feel. Their feelings touch me like waves of inaudible sound. Calm and slow waves means calm. Fast waves means excited. Chaotic waves mean stress or fear. The way we feel resonates like musical notes. If you are musician you may know the...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    Empathy Or Pathology?

    I've always been sensitive to people's moods and couldn't stand to be near people when they were fighting or in a really bad mood, to a degree that it seemed different than most people around me.  I'd feel the anger or fear, too, and that's weird, or so I've been told. I also...
    Badogma Badogma 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I felt his pain again,

    even though I had let him go... He doesn't care about me anymore... He had shut his door .. . I suffered from his pain.. At the back of my mind I heard his sobs.. He is crying and it kills me whenever he's hurting.. I could feel his pain... It is hard for me to begin again.. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2015

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    If a person is happy,

    then I become extremely happy, due to their positive aura. Really,all depends on the energy.
    Blanckov Blanckov 16-17, M Sep 24, 2014

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    LikeARainbowAbove LikeARainbowAbove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    So, idk what it is, but I guess I kind of have

    a Clairsentient personality. I'm not always that good at it, but I can feel other people's emotions. Especially people that I know well. Even if they're acting totally fine, I can feel their pain. Today I walked past someone that I used to be friends with. I didn't look at her...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    So my emotions are high tonight.

    So many things on my mind. So many feelings rushing threw my entire body. Sometimes I cry sometimes I laugh and sometimes I just sit in silence just to feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2015

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    Too Weird Sometimes I Wish It'd Stop

    I'm going through a separation and there are alot of emotions, feelings and changes going on. I have gotten through the hardest part of my emotional roller coaster and now the fight is over custody. When ever something dramatic happens I'm calm, cool and collected but then it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 4, 2011

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    The more they supress it the more it comes out

    in ways that are invisible to the eye.. I can feel it flowing from their body, it's not the everyday thing where you can see that they aren't ok or something like that. IT flows from them, flows from everyone..I guess it depends on how intune a person is.. I just wish that...
    Biowolf25 Biowolf25 16-17, F a week ago

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    Empathetic

      I can be in a room with strangers, or passing by someone in the street, and feel a deep pang of pain or despair, or alternatively feel elated and joyful.  It is on my part, a concerted, silent act of connecting to them, concentrating upon them passing me by and very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    Before one day from graduation day my friend

    asked me if i want to come i said: of course no! I don't want to be there. She said: can u come as a visitor for me? I looked to her and i said: you trying to give me your mother card! Are you out of your mind? She said: my mom & dad get divorce when i was kid and i can't...
    LAMK1 LAMK1 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    It's not hard to feel others emotions.

    .. It's hard when you absorb there negative energy which helps them but not me because it is
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I am definitely highly sensitive to the

    feelings of those around me. I recently discovered this is called being an empath or clairsentient. Those who are empaths often feel the emotions of others too. I often feel like when I'm with people I'm reading into their emotional needs without even meaning to. Gosh it can be...
    rfaull rfaull 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    Even though I'm not going through someone's

    problem. I become sad because I feel like it's my problem and I be wanting to help that person with there emotions or whatever is going on.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response May 6, 2015

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    Sort Of Unfair

    It may sound wrong or mean to say this but it really bothers me feeling everyone's emotions. I don't feel like it's fair. I don't like the influence other people's emotions have on me. They can make me moody and depressed for no reason. I understand having...
    Beingmeinstead Beingmeinstead 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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