We all figure it out in our own time.
Some I have met have been aware of their 'gift' most of their lives. Others were aware, but just thought of themselves as different or weird.
Some of us know what kind we are, and others of us have touches of many within our grasp, seemingly as needs appear.
I would like to meet more. I gain so much when we recognize each other. Insights into myself. Glimpses of where I may need to go. Or sometimes I feel something within the other that they haven't.
It's something I now can look at as a gift. Although, being able to 'help' or 'heal' myself is beyond my talent. For so long it was just one more thing that set me apart.
Yeah...I'd like to meet other empaths. It's pretty cool when it happens.