Be Cautious

As an ex empath I feel I should warn empathic people that they must be on their guard for those who would take advantage.

As an empath goes through life he or she will discover that those to whom sympathy and understanding is shown may also be desperately looking for any opening in which they see way to improve their situation. Often the empath will create that opening and then is trampled under the very shoes she has been able to walk in. People with troubles will often do almost anything to escape their situation including lying, cheating and stealing from those who show them sympathy.

Most empaths learn this the hard way over many years and the ability to be empathic is slowly eroded as the empath ages.

With their hearts guiding them, empaths are suseptible to foolishness and naievete in their dealings with others. All I am saying is be aware of the pitfalls.

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3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

lol.....im the most gentle person ever to walk this planet... and being a strong empath ....sensed you are a gentle soul too...but dont suffer fools gladly...your a watcher...more than a speaker....;o)

"Often the empath will create that opening and then is trampled under the very shoes she has been able to walk in."<br />
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I too disagree with what was said in general...any true empath is able to see past such falsehoods and lies....i do it often without even realizing it...and just so you know...I'm a guy ;) -he indicates the quote- i know you didnt mean that like that but i still caught it and smiled...least i hope you didnt mean it like that >_>

im sorry but ive got too say that i totally disagree with what you have said..<br />
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i have beem empathetic for as far back as i can remember, i am 41 now...i have known as growing through my life if someone is sincere or not...that is part of the gift of empathy..you tune into the thoughts and emotions of others and this can make you a very good judge of character as in knowing the true intentions and qualitites of a person...<br />
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wether that peson has your best interests at heart or whether there are ulterior motives...<br />
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i teach people how to use there empathy wisley..how to control it by cloaking shielding and that it can be a gift as well as a curse...<br />
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maybe you need to sit one of my classes or talk to the empaths that i teach...<br />
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are you empathic? and if you are is it that you have never learnt about it properly..the facts, one persons bad experiences if you are, dont mean to say that all will have the same...<br />
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i will await your relply as im eager to know what makes you personally feel this way<br />
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blessings