I've just recently found out what an empath was and I always thought it was a normal feeling for everybody but ever since I was born I've always been able to read people's emotions like a book and somehow feel their pain, happiness, etc. And I seem to be able to control it at will because I'm a very sensitive and nice person and I can put myself in their shoes when I want to share their pain to help them in any way, and when I'm walking through the hallway in school when I pass someone in the hallway I can for a split second feel their emotions and grasp on to it.
Example: just a few days ago I heard that my sister was having some health problems. My mother had picked her up to go to the hospital, took her home, and came back to the house and she said my sister was crying. As soon as I thought of her I had the sudden urge to cry and I'm not the type to commonly cry.
When someone gets a bad cut on their hand, for example, my hand just for some reason starts simulating a very uncomfortable painful feeling in the exact same place.
So that's my story and I hope you will leave some very good comments and thank you for your time.