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I Can Feel Other's Emotions

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    Why Me

    I can absorb peoples feeling that sometimes hurt me physically. I never noticed but when someone was hurting i made them touch my hand to take the feeling away and i would then burden the pain.when iam by someone mad my whole body starts to tremble an i feel the anger and...
    vamor vamor 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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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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    Dragged Down Again.

    It's such a vicious circle. Everyone who knows me, knows how much others pain affects me, yet I am the one they all come to. I can no longer hold my head above water. I have made it my practice these past couple years since my suicide attempt to cut off those who were hurting me...
    sillyjuice sillyjuice 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Self Defence?

    I suspect that people who read others emotions accurately developed this as a self defense mechanism in early childhood. Most people do no say what they mean or mean what they say and if you are growing up in a world where survival is topmost on your priority list you have to...
    AriesRSA AriesRSA 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    These Emotions Are Not Mine

    I'm a recently discovered Indigo... and of my 2 gifts, I am extremley empathetic. ANY connection with me allows me to feel your emktions. In English class, we had to write speeches. I sit very close to the podium, so the feelings of the speaker were super-strong. I could feel...
    Lucerna Lucerna 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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

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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 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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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

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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

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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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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'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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Emapths

    Feeling other's emotions is part of being an Empath (also called HSP.. highly sensitive person). I was born empathic and have stumbled my way through life with this tool as a walking stick. Its helped me so much, although i can also say that it has freaked me out and things of...
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    I Know I Can

    I don't know how I am able to do this or why I am able to do this, but I struggle with the fact I can feel other people's emotions every day of my life. I'm extremely intuitive. I can walk into a room and sense the energy emanating from people's feelings. If someone enters said...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    Feeling Someones Feelings That Were Once Close To Me.

    I was in a 14 year relationship with someone that was once my whole life. Even though things did not turn out good this person was very controlling of me. I don't know if i'm losing my mind but this persons feelings won't leave me alone. It's like I'm connected to this person...
    destinynicole destinynicole 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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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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    Smell

    It's fascinating how someone's smell can calm you down. I have met people who's smell makes me angry or nervous too, but the one person in my life who makes me feel completely safe, who makes me feel like nothing can touch me, he doesn't have to say anything. God, he doesn't even...
    SpiritusMundi SpiritusMundi 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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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

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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...
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    The Gift and the Curse

    My name is Katie; I am sixteen years old and I can feel other peoples emotions. Sometimes its a gift but sometimes its a curse. Because of it I have been able to help three friends overcome suicidal thoughts. But because of it I lost a friend to suicide a couple months ago. When...
    flyingfeather flyingfeather 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    I can also hear thoughts

    and see memories sometimes and I'm not lying
    ameliaandmore ameliaandmore 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Did Not Know

    I have always thought that i was crazy are weird I have always picked up others emotions to the point it changed my mood . I can feel guilty,joy when your upset and etc... it had gotten to the point that i would take on this emotion as my own and never knew why ... but I found...
    mystic4life mystic4life 36-40, F Sep 9, 2012

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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...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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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 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 2 Responses Mar 1

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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 16-17, F Apr 9

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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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    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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    I sense emotions from others,

    and am very observant, but keep it to myself.
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Can I Feel Others Emotions

    i dont get why but i think i can feel others emotions because i can just tell when someones sad happy ect. and i cant really discribe the feeling like when my friends are sad i can feel something i dont really get it and i always ask are you okay they either cry or say no because...
    howlbymoonxxx howlbymoonxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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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 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I'm A Sponge Too...

    Not always but it can be so strong at times.... even seeing photos and objects give me a sense of the person and what they were all about... i was at a museum today and i am around artifacts and looking at pictures, (i love doing this) and i sit and gaze at them, the eyes of...
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Modern Day Transfiguration - Must Read -

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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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

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    Why Do Woman Cry?

    A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” she told him. “I don’t understand,” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2013

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

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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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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    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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    Not Only Emotions..

    I can feel other people emotions, but sometimes, when people are complaining about a certain pain, I get that pain. For example: pain in their wrist, when people are talking about it, I get pain in my wrist. it's quite annoying... Also with the emptions,when I'm happy, and...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    The Negativity

    I can't even think about going into a mall. It's bad enough going into the grocery store. I found that out the hard way. It started when I was pretty young. Church was pretty bad. I started feeling extreme anxiety towards people. A year would go by, and I felt it toward a church...
    Enfinehti Enfinehti 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Empathic

    What we are called are emotional empaths. this natural skill can be a blessing or a curse. but it gets alot better along the way. :3 tyler
    warriorcat1313 warriorcat1313 16-17, M Jul 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I feel as if I'm going deeper and deeper into my own emotions my own energy's I need to feel others emotions inhale them feel the energy inside me. I often wonder are...
    JennyMarie82 JennyMarie82 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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