I figured out this idea just yesterday. Here are some of my reasons to support this.
There was one time where my brother, being as impatient as he is, became very frustrated because he couldn't close the blinds. He came in, and I became very angry although I was just sitting there reading. As always, I had to help him so he wouldn't burst into this fit. I felt his frustration and anger.
About a month ago, there was this girl and her friend walking by. I was heading upstairs at school and I saw one of the girls crying. She wasn't the type to cry because she was the sporty, "I am a very macho girl". She turned away from me when I looked because she didn't want to be seen crying. I made nothing of it until I was halfway up the stairs. I felt really sad as well.
Last week, I was just walking to class and passed by a student. It was a strong emotion, so I felt his embarrasment. Again, I was perfectly content, walking around and feeling random. I've become more outgoing since this summer, and I stopped all of a sudden wondering why the heck I was embarrassed.
There was yet, ANOTHER experience with my brother. He ended up plugging the toilet with toilet paper! (Haha.) Anyways, Dad was MAD. His voice sent waves and vibrations of anger onto myself. I was going to go to sleep at the time and tried to block out the anger, but became angry as well.
Yesterday, it was Monday; another school day. There's this one clearing in front of the school where the students wait for the bell to ring. As I walked up to my friends up near the wall, I felt uneasy, and uncomfortable. I just felt a whole bunch of stuff that was overwhelming. This soon went away as I adjusted to the many people.
So, this as I recall is empathy... How can I control this? What else do I need to know? Yes, this isn't the greatest thing in the world, but what can I do? Answers are very welcome!