I Have Empathy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 655 People

    I am an empathetic person towards plants

    and animals, but not even 25% of it towards humans, and then whenever a tree gets cut down, I feel like my best friend had just died in front of me, the thing which annoys me more is that, I admire a tree for its huge appearance and its domination over the land, and then the...
    Jee5 Jee5
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    I Think Empathy Can Be A Curse

    I dont know if its a gift or curse. I started devoloping the gift of sents someones feelings i could sents what they were feeling sometimes it would leave me just so warn out . then there are some people that just really drain you its like they suc the life out of you some one...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    As a child I would lay awake at night crying

    because I felt bad for all the children starving in the world, to some people an 8 year old with so much empathy is funny.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 6, 2015

    The Highs And Lows

    To hear, or read, of someone's loss, pain, or confusion can affect me profoundly. I feel a deep sadness when I learn of suffering, my arms ache to hold and comfort the person in pain. Sometimes I get that dull ache behind my eyes from holding back the tears. I suffer when I...
    Soozles Soozles
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    I Feel For Others

    I have been empathic for a while. I feel such strong empathy. It may just be that I care so much about people, but when they are in pain, or feel something, I understand. My ex-best friend's boy friend punched a wall he was in so much pain, he thought he had broken his knuckles...
    Jennir Jennir
    Mar 22, 2008

    Am I An Empath?

    I don't know if I'm empath. In a sense it would be a relief if I was because then I would have something to call it. I'm very sensitive. If someone kills a fly I feel pain inside. Being in big crowds is difficult, but I'm not sure if it's just because I'm anxious. I don't...
    Windance Windance
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2007


    She is my wife she is my life. She's so bright She is a light- switch she goes on and off excuse me? I have to cough. She's so young She has just begun to feel her way into the sun. Shall I merry and be happy and gay? Or just wait for another day? I shall hunt,seek, and find My...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2013

    I Met A Woman Today

    I met a woman from Sangria, China. She came from the other side of the planet. She's here to send a message for others. She told me she wants the world to know about organ harvesting. Each year tens of thousands of organ transplants are being performed. The number of organ...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2013

    I think the worst experience was my first

    when I volunteered at the retirement home for clinical hours ( I wanted to be in the medical field) As soon as I stepped through those doors I couldn't ******* breathe then I felt this deep sadness and started crying like sobbing uncontrollably so I quickly ran to the bathroom...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    Some Times Its Just Hard

    hey well im crystal and this is my empathy story i have been a witch for a good 11yrs now but have always been able to do stuff that was you could say was different so for me being a witch it just kinda seemed natural you know. i am an empath who is also telepathic as well as...
    crystalsunshine crystalsunshine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

    Does anyone else pick up many different emotions

    that are not your own? Or am I just psychotic?
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    The Flood

    My empathy is, at times, too much for me, it makes me weak, and its not the sort of empathy that is of common definition, it is this thing that I have, where I feel that I can literally sense the emotions of others, where they flood over me inadvertently...
    toexist toexist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2008

    Eyes - Mirrors of the Soul

    Look me in the eyes and I'll tell you how you feel. I can't look people in the eyes without being able read their emotions and sometimes almost their thoughts. It's so weird when I'm with other gifted people and i finish their thoughts or their words. Like this week. We were...
    SilentEve SilentEve
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2007

    We Are Becoming a Planet of Sociopaths

    At the hospital where my husband is struggling to regain his health  and come home to us, I was in the cafeteria the other day, and a clearly distraught, beautiful woman with an accent that I recognized as Russian, was at the checkout register paying for her lunch. She...
    mamapolo mamapolo
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Oct 26, 2008

    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
    1 Response Dec 26, 2011

    My Gift Of Empathy

    I have been blessed with many gifts, natural and supernatural. One such supernatural gift is the gift of empathy. It is of a deep level. When others feel whether it is positive or negative, I not only can sense their feelings inside no matter how deeply hidden, but I can also...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2013

    I Think So...

    Empathy as in putting myself in other people's shoes, yes I think I've had those experiences. Most of us have, considering all of the newspaper and magazine articles we see about rape and other crimes. But there's a different kind of 'empathy' I read about once. I've had a...
    AquaFlame819 AquaFlame819
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2010

    Empathy goes a long way,

    but there will always be some feelings that one needs to experience to understand.
    lvyrusl lvyrusl
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    I Knew I`Ve Always Had It...

    When I was a little girl at the age of probably about five or six, I remembered that my dad suddenly began feeling sick. Of course he hadn`t told me about it. He simply decided to close himself away from everyone for a while, so his stomach could clean itself out by making him...
    MedicineNymph MedicineNymph
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2013

    A Wondrous Bless

    Empathy is a bless of unmatched power. Enjoy what it grants you and learn how to make it a tool to shape the world in its best form. If you don't have it, learn how to grasp it.
    Himmelmann Himmelmann
    22-25, M
    Jun 1, 2009


    When someone close to us is feeling a particular type of sorrow, we, in our love for them, share their feeling. This is what it means to empathize. It is a very basic human emotion; in some cases we don’t even know the people with whom we empathize. The press is good at...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2013


    When I was a small boy I was watching an old black and white movie. I have no idea what it was called. Never have tried to find it, but probably should just to see what started this whole mess. It had a boy my age and a girl who was a ghost. The boy could see the girl, but at...
    tinymind tinymind
    46-50, M
    Jun 4, 2013

    The Chaos

    sometimes when i close my eyes and open up a very sensitive part of my mind, i can hear what can best be described as 'the chaos.'  the chaos is the sound of humanity, the state of the planet.  i started hearing it when i began to practice empathy with the planet as...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    It's So Useful

    When I do sessions of emotional and spiritual healing for clients, having empathy is a great advantage. Here is an experience I had recently. "Jenny" is a long-time client. I have helped her to cut many cords of attachment and, otherwise, free up from old problems that...
    Roserosetree Roserosetree
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2008

    For All Living Things.

    I can't even step on an ant. They're just doin! their thing in their busy little world..... much like us.
    Bronte36 Bronte36
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    Curse Or Blessing?

    That's a tough one to answer, I'd say, cuz IDK. I honestly do not know if it's worse to feel too much or  to not feel enough. When I really do my soul searching I decide I'd rather have the empathy than to not. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really feeling what others feel or is...
    tinita tinita
    36-40, F
    Oct 21, 2007

    Poor Mr. Hitchhiker

    I was driving back home the other morning when I noticed an old man on the side of the road with his thumb out. I thought it was quite odd to see such an old man hitchhiking and in such a rural area. I looked at him and he looked back at me. I could see in his eyes he was...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 11, 2010

    My Gift and My Curse

    Hi I have had Empathy for a long time now and recently its gone quite haywire, I can feel everyone well thankgod not every one but lets just say I cant stand in a crouded room for a long time... I can feel peoples pain and not only feel it but It feflects in me and sometimes for...
    firebird firebird
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2007

    Sympathy Vs Empathy

    Dawned on me today that my best friend of 15 years really had sympathy for me when I was feeling low and she wanted sympathy from me when she felt that way. This has become clear with my new friend who definitely has empathy as I do. She feels me so deeply, as I can her, even...
    tinymind tinymind
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 7, 2013

    Everything Is Passed Down To Me

    Empathy is genetic, inherent in our DNA, and passed from generation to generation. It is studied both by traditional science and alternative healing practitioners. Empathy has both biological/genetic and spiritual aspects.
    hannahmiriam hannahmiriam
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2010

    Empathy Is Over Rated

    I have a very bad case of empathy. I can almost always tell what those around me are feeling. It is not a helpful gift at all really. When I am placed in a position that puts me in charge of other employees I have a lot of trouble giving orders with enough authority. Because I...
    hindmost hindmost
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2007

    Michael Jackson

    I've always had pretty strong Empathy abilities but I've never really tried to develop it further.  I'm easily able to sense an emotion or a persons whole character within a few seconds.  The best way I can describe it is an instant connection with their soul. ...
    Efilym Efilym
    22-25, M
    Jun 27, 2009

    My Empathy Is At Its Peak

    Hello. I'm new here. I won't go into detail, but I have had esp for all my life. I'm a practicing Christian and wish it could be used for 'good'. However, all the premonitions I have are preditions of bad things. The list is too long to even begin. I just wanted to share my...
    perceptionist perceptionist
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    It's a Mixed Blessing

    on the one hand, i can know if one of my friends hurts, on the other hand, if they're really suffering, it can make me physically ill.  and it hurts horribly to not be able to fix their hurts.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2007

    A Lot of It

    I guess, most of the time, i'm overtly sensitive of how other people feel. and ironically, no one seems to get how i feel. lol:p
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 1, 2009

    Breaking Bad depresses me.

    It's not the violence, that's just for effect, and to appeal to a younger demographic. It's how the marriage breaks down, little bit by little bit. A lie, another, another. The wife is visibly hurt by the relentless lying, she's being deprived of her husband - and the truth...
    daveislost daveislost
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014

    Weird Sensations

    I'm autistic, and yet I have quite a pronounced form of empathy. Basically, I feel what other people are feeling directly, which is what empathy is I guess, but on top of that I get strange physical sensations, images and sounds enter my head, too. It's not that I only get it...
    CrabnPickle CrabnPickle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2011

    Always Have Intense Empathy

    i cant describe it with words very well but i feel what others feel alot i can't watch horror movies or stuff with violence because if they get hurt i ge this intense feeling whereever they were injured its weird but helpful
    glittergrl glittergrl
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 4, 2012

    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize.

    This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family, friends ....it applies to all.The sexless marriage. underlying foundation is you don't feel wanted or loved. Being loved, cherished...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    If you're in Northern New Jersey

    and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup is June 10 in Fairlawn, NJ and over 10 people have RSVPed. Why should you join our group? So that you can connect with similar...
    Roxvox Roxvox
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    One time before a class I saw one of the girls

    in my class who I'd consider my friend was crying and I wanted to go comfort her and make her feel better but I couldn't, my social skills weren't very good and I started tearing up myself because I felt so bad for not helping her when I understood how bad it feels to cry in...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 6, 2015


    I can be out in public and feel anxious or even sick.. my head will pund or my body will get very tence.. Sometimes my body trenbles/shivers like when you are cold! not alot but around random people i'll get hot and sweat! I could never understand why I was getting nervous but...
    lishanichole lishanichole
    Apr 29, 2012

    Too Much Sympathy

    Sometimes it's hard to stand so much empathy. I love animals very much. And immediately when I see some ad from Greenpeace or WWF or Peta on TV or the internet where it says that some animals are treated badly and they even show some of them... I start to cry. I sign...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2007

    Allen Pease

      I taught myself to have pretty good empathic instincts. Read Body-language by Allen Pease (there is a newer edition I need to track down) and afterwards you’ll feel like a mind reader, all the things we pick up on unconsciously become a conscious experience that is...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2007

    Control. Or Lack of It...

    My empathy has been with me every since I was young. But as I got older I learned to draw it in close to me when the occasion called for it. It also got more unpredictable. Sometimes it would just flair up at akward moments, I never did figure out the trigger. But I also learned...
    Faile Faile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2007
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