I am 13 years old and recently (through this site's articles.) found out I was empathic. You see from a young age I have been attracted to the paranormal. Other then having extremely vivid dreams on a regular basis, I have been able to feel people's emotion. Their hopes, their fears, their stress level, history, attitude pretty much everything; just by looking at them or saying one word to them. I thought everyone could do this. Maybe that's because my mother also seems to have this ability.
One example of this was when I went back to school and started taking the bus, there was a girl from the moment I saw her knew she was a very angry person, that put on an act to attract attention. Low and behold she started cutting everyone off and showing her attitude the next day. I get a feeling from everyone. Some people are hard to read when someone similar to them is in the same area. Can't really explain this but no two people are ever the same, but some can be very similar. It gets kind of annoying though, when I am in a large group and because of all the emotions get a terrible headache, or when I can tell what people feel about me.
Also I was wondering if locations affected empaths. I am asking this because I was at a holocaust museum with my class and blacked out, and almost fainted. I thought this happened because of all the negative emotions and energy.
Thanks for reading, and please, please comment