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I Have Empathy

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    For the Forgottem

    the widows ,orphans ,and those who have nobody.like is cold and cruel.but for them,it is a living hell,no one to share their inner feelings with,no real home.it is as though the world has it in for them.and its as though if they die no one will care.it is a terrible thing.we...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 7, 2009

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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Empathy?

    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

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    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 21-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    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 22-25 Mar 22, 2008

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    Sensations

    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 26-30 Apr 29, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Sometimes I Can't Help But Feel For Others

    It isn't just sympathy. I can genuinely put myself in other peoples shoes. I see or hear tragic news stories all the time. My first thoughts after "how tragic" is "what would I do?, how would I react?, and would I feel the same emotions they are?" I then feel the heartache...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 10, 2012

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    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 51-55 2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    Helpful

    I always knew when there was something the matter with someone and normally I could place the source as well. Everyone's always surprised when it comes down to that :D I've always prided myself on it and can help my friends whenever they are down because of it.
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F Sep 8, 2008

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    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 41-45, M Aug 7, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 21-25, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Jul 22, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 Aug 4, 2013

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    I Get Told I Lack Empathy

    So, which is worse, really?
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F Sep 22, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    Empathy

    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 41-45, M Jun 4, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    Connection?

    in therapy today i stumbled upon certain traits that i have that i never really considered unique before. but now i'm really looking into it. i've always been really empathic, so much so that it becomes overwhelming. i also involuntarily mimic someone's actions (usually while...
    unicorn03 unicorn03 21-25, F Aug 9, 2007

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    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 22-25, F Jun 17

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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    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 7 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Does anyone else pick up many different emotions

    that are not your own? Or am I just psychotic?
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    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 16-17, M Jan 20

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    Merry

    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 26-30 Mar 4, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses May 20, 2007

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    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    don't expect empathy or sympathy in this world. i must bottle up all of my feelings and pretend, your pretend i'm happy. in order not to burdon others...***o...kay*** here goes...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I broke down yesterday. Between school, work, and him, I've been under too much stress. I was managing it to an extent, but the break up really pushed me over the edge. In a day I...
    danii92 danii92 22-25, F Oct 24

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    So I've been NC with my NM and GC brother and his family. We live in the same city, relatively close to each other. Yesterday the other brother who I've been LC said in the future...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I have no friends but that's completely by choice. I do have some fake friends. They think were friends but in reality we're far from it. I just find most people to be irritating...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 28

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