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I can't remember when I started first feeling this ability, but it feels like lately it's always been there in the background.

Being able to feel other people's emotions has always been my most dominant ability and easiest to feel.

Sometimes if a best friend was extremely distressed I would feel as if large, large waves were crashing into me. One time a friend was so extremely upset it felt like tsunami waves and it was impossible to ignore! If they're very angry, the "waves" would be faster, more furious or like angry bolts. Negative emotions I pick up easier on, while happier emotions are more subtle.

In a small crowd of friends, if one was feeling off or sad, I'd notice when the others wouldn't. Also, I wouldn't be able to joke around with the other friends because with the other's emotions I would feel bad if I did.

I tend to be a sort of sensitive person, but when I'm in a depressing situation or feeling extremely upset I'll shut off my own emotions.

I notice instantly when I'm dating someone when they start to not feel the same as I do for them.

One time, I met a relative's son for the first time (he was about 2 but hardly talked and was a very happy kid) and I'm a bit awkward with children but we warmed up to each other and I felt connected to him and enjoyed playing around with him. I looked away for a moment and then my grandparents' dog (we were at their house for Thanksgiving) went and bit the kid on the bicep. The kid started crying of course. I've seen kids trip and get hurt and I'd feel bad for them, but all of a sudden I felt a huge wave of fear and upset-ness and I just exploded into tears, it was that intense.

I was wondering if there were any ways to strengthen this ability... And if I could feel emotions, could I alter them too? Not to harm, but if someone was extremely upset I would like to be able to have them feel calmer, or something.

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Etalia (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2018-02-12)
Hello,
I just so happened to learn that I am empathic nearly a week ago, and I just seem to be having trouble trying to figure out what are my emotions and what are other peoples emotions. For some time I have felt different than other people and sometimes I would just suddenly get really impatient with no reason behind it, or when a certain person is around I would keep getting angry for no reason. However, one day last week I was looking at a video about something similar and it just happened to mention empaths. I couldn't help but wonder what It was about and I took many tests and listened to what the traits of being an empath happened to be and I fit them.

Mani Talent, I have also had that sort of problem/question, I found a video that may help, although I am in the process of trying what the person who made it said to do to strengthen our powers. I hope to talk to you all soon!
babyandbinks (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2016-02-21)
Hello, my name is Anthony Madonna and I'm 16. I have recently discovered my ability. I have no idea how to increase my hold on it.

Right now I am able to feel others emotions and not only this but see what they're mood is just by looking at them or touching they're hand.

Please someone out there help me out. I want this ability to strengthen so I can use it for good.

Contact me by Facebook
Anthony Madonna
j-man (1 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-04-04)
Hi all,

I enjoyed reading everyone's posts... I have been aware of my ability for quite some time, but not until the last few days is when I have become more intrigued by them... I have always been able to read, sense and feel other peoples emotions and states... For some reason people always approach me and talk to me for no apparent reason... I have always asked my parents if I have a sticker on my head that reads "Talk to me". My curiosity peaked this past few weeks as I am traveling on business, I have a friend and we knew when we met several years ago that we had connection... She is a teacher... Usually when I am back in the US and she is having a bad day I can sense her frustration, her heart beating a million miles a second... She then freaks out when I text her and ask her to relax and slow down...well, I have been away overseas for 3 weeks and I can sense her and feel here, to the point that I can feel when she is choked up, crying, happy...

I would like to know what I can do to enhance my ability and to also take care of myself as I sense this from a lot of people... Not quite as strong as my friend but I still do... I always joke with her because our connection is so strong I tell her she is my soulmate...

Anyway...

Thanks
J
AnandaHya (guest)
 
10 years ago (2011-02-02)
october, remember to make time for yourself and to recharge your positive happy emotional energy. Find things and people who make you happy and joyful.

There will always be people who need help and want you to make it all better for them, it is great you want to help. However, remember YOU are a person too and you should take time for yourself and your loved ones as well.

Meditation or just a walk alone or anything that calms you allows you time to release all the sadness, anger or other emotions you might have picked up from others and allows you to recharge with the happy, naturally joyful emotions and energy the world offers anyone who is willing to receive it.

Have fun exploring your abilities and find ways to help others.

Peace, light and love

AnandaHya
EarthGoddessCarla (1 posts)
+1
10 years ago (2011-02-02)
It sounds like your a level 3 empath, there are a lot of empaths awakening, When I started developing my abilities, I was terrified... There were no sites like this for me. BUT if you can be near an empath while you are growing it will help speed your growth. Keep a journal, it helped me see the patterns that I was developing. And if you ever need anyone to talk to give me a call.
dogydogs247 (1 stories) (8 posts)
 
11 years ago (2010-06-19)
That is really sweet. Sometimes that kind of happens to me. I babysit this little girl named Brinklee. She's only two, but I feel this strange connection to her. Whenever she gets hurt, it feels like a part of me is hurting. It doesn't happen with the other kids, just her. I'm not exactly sure what it is.
insight (1 stories) (21 posts)
 
11 years ago (2009-10-26)
lol I don't have too try and make people happy. It just happends when there around me. Whenever I feel there sad and they tell me the story I usually say don't worry bout it about and there fine. But sometimes I don't say a thing and they are fine the second later. The part of our ability to make others feel the way we do or the way we want them too is somethng I don't think we ever turn off rather we just focus it more toward that one person:)
ManiTalent (10 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-28)
I am a empath myself, though I am VERY weak, I can only slightly feel others emotions, and only from a close distance, I have been asking aroun on how to improve this ability, but none of those I have asked seem to know.
EternalBlackDragon (1 stories) (21 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-03-04)
Hm sounds similar to what I have experinced before, though I normally only feel it with anger and fear, though I can tell if some one is ligidimatly happy or just hiding it really well. I never heard the expression of it being like a wave but it is a very accurate description in my opinion.
ari123 (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
12 years ago (2008-12-01)
i basically have the same thing, but I don't exactly feel peoples emotions, its like I feel the emotion for a second, and then I just shut it down. I concider it control, but it may be also because I don't like crying or showing any of my emotions and when people try to read me they are often very wrong.
vendettaBabes (3 stories) (335 posts)
 
12 years ago (2008-10-12)
well, you can influence others imotions, but simply by the fact that you can help people feel better faster and more stronger than a normal person. Because you were born for this, of course. But its nothing to do with "super-empath" abilities. Don't try to hard to make your empathy work as you want it to, because empathy isn't something apart form you, it is you. It will happen when it is needed, not when you force it to happen. Good luck, and welcoe to the world of the empaths, it is a lovely, wonderful world, but there are things in this world that want to harm others. Welcome.
October (3 stories) (14 posts)
 
13 years ago (2008-08-20)
Wow, that's really sweet... Thanks for sharing. I'll see if I can try that next time something like that happens.
violentlynn (3 posts)
+1
13 years ago (2008-08-19)
One of my cousins has this ability actually. Yes, it is possible to cheer someone up with your ability, she's done it to me.

I was feeling really depressed and miserable about a recent break up (this story I'm telling you about happened only a few days ago), and she said that she focused her energy and 'touched' me spiritually.

I didn't understand why at the time I went from depressed and shaken up to calm and relaxed, later on she told me how she did it.

You should be able to focus your energy pretty easily.

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