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I Can Feel Other's Emotions

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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 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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    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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    Whenever I see someone I just like look in

    there eyes and I can tell exactly what there feeling. Today this guy I hardly know looked so sad when I was talking to him and I asked him if something was wrong and I **** you not I thought of someone in the hospital and he said his grandma just got put In the hospital. This...
    red00 red00 13-15, F Mar 17

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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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    Scared Off By Others Emotions

    I can see through people and see their emotions. It hurts me. I know pain. It shuts me off. Like i shut off when i myself am in pain. If they talk to me about their emotions, i can only listen, i dont know what to say.It hurts me that they are hurting. I feel for them
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F Jan 11, 2012

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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
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Always Been That Way:

    When I Get Close To Someone And They Hurt My Heart Begans To Race And Even The Person Is Trying To Hide That Is Them By Denying It My Heart Just Beats Even Faster Is Really Strange But When Happens It's Never Wrong.
    FutureVal FutureVal 16-17, F Jan 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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've felt many latetly.

    I can be the kind of person that stays quite and stay in a cool grey state of mind or just feel that a moment is too special to stain with spoken words, just let the moment feel...beautiful and quite a memory to stay in my locket of golden memories that I keep so dear. Like I...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Feb 24

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    I Called It "emotionsreader"

    Well... just call me Rainy.... I called myself "Emotionsreader" Yeah... that's because i can read another people emotions or feels by what they write.... Even they write something good, i still now if they lie.... They can hide it from me.... So that's why, i think i'll continue...
    RainyRiddle RainyRiddle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2012

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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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    Bleh

    People are getting more unhappy and stressed. I'm not sure why this happens, but I'm tired of shielding my energy because the person next to me feels like crap.
    Dragon3lf Dragon3lf 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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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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    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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    Feelings And More

    Ok so im a kid whos 16 years of age and recently ive been able to tell exactly what the person who i talking to even if its over >the phone or a >text message i can tell exactly what the person feeling...not only that i feel it myself my mom hasnt been happy lately and theres...
    iiph iiph 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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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 51-55, F 3 Responses May 17, 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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    Anxiety

    I have the ability to feel what others feel and it drives me crazy. Especially when the only people I am ever around have so much drama and misery in there lives. That's one of the many reasons I stay anti-social. When I'm around people who are always fighting, miserable, unhappy...
    NocturnalNightmare NocturnalNightmare 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 25, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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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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    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 16-17, F Dec 13, 2013

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    I Feel Something Is Wrong!

    Okay! About a week ago I started feeling this uncomfortable feeling when with my man. This week the feeling has grown stronger and stronger! When he is laying in bed & I'm sitting next to the bed and I am on the computer or watching tv I then start feeling this pain in my heart...
    TinaLouise79 TinaLouise79 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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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...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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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

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    Empathy And Ways Of Dealing With It.

    Empathy is hard to deal with at times i went through high school depressed all the time having no idea it was because of my empathy that i felt that way i have since then learned to control and determine where the emotions are coming from and which ones are mine and which ones...
    mouseykit mouseykit 22-25, F Nov 9, 2009

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

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    Kinda

    I do something that I have called Soul Searching. It is where I slip into someone's mind and see what they are doing, thinking, feeling, their past memories, feelings, thoughts, and I can manipulate their mind. The only bad part is, I normally have to have seen them at least once...
    RageandDepression RageandDepression 13-15 Aug 1, 2013

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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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    People That I'm Close Too And Care About...

    Is when it's really strong and I notice it the most.. Even if they are miles away, if I'm talking to them, then their pain or happiness travels to me.. I can feel deep pain in my heart when they are upset, or an overjoyed feeling when they are happy.. I don't mind it too much...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F Feb 19, 2010

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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 13-15, M Jul 9, 2012

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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 haven't been to a therapist, and therefore haven't been diagnosed with anything. However, I can feel my mind just eating away at itself, and I'm becoming very paranoid. I believe...
    Mindoralin Mindoralin 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Do you know that feeling that you feel so hurt you wished you didn't feel anything at all? But then it happens. You can't feel any emotions. I do. And it has become a problem. I...
    Ryleee Ryleee 13-15, F Apr 12

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    I know when there is a spirit around me because I know each spirit (that I know)'s presence. I know God's presence, I know Jesus' presence, I know my angels presence and believe it...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I find it particularly difficult to hide my aggravation at work and with my in-laws!
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    So this girl in my school called Miss. Sh*tbag (not using her real name, BECAUSE I RESPECT HER DIGNITY) and I were supposed to do a Home Economics project together. I sent her an...
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    If anyone had read my previous post from 2 years ago (WOW!) - then you would know about my spiritual awakening. Ah - such a beautiful time in my life and so exciting. I felt like a...
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