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Am I An Empath? Emotional Sponge?


Hey guys,

I've always been able to sense other people's emotions, just tell what they feel. It's always been pretty mild, until 3 or 4 months ago. I feel like an emotional sponge, I'm 13, and at school, I have a friend who's bipolar/suicidal, and I always "take in" her emotions, not just her, I mean...I'm overwhelmed with different emotions, about her, it's almost like I was helping her, she's always depending on me, because she says she feels normal when she talks to me. My school is pretty big, and I'm always stressed in large crowds.

Also, people I've just met usually find it easy to talk to me about their problems. Like, the other day, I met a friend, and the week after that I talk with him, and he says he feels bad, he explained to me that his step-mom kept screaming at him and he was fed up about it. I mean, this is something very personal to him and I was very touched that he shared that with me.

Also, I've always been able to sense different entities, I've actually blacked out once with a frightening demon-goat face. (I know this belongs in the other website, but it has something to do with Clairvoyance, which is a psychic ability.)

You see, at my home, I'm aware of an entity here. It's always following me, wherever I go, and whenever I wear my religious necklace (St. Benedict medal on a chain), I get nauseous, like, edge of vomiting-type nauseous.

Thanks for reading, I'm in need of answers, it's really stressing me out.

Have a nice day!

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Mirth (1 stories) (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-02)
I'm not really any type of religon so I'm not going to say anything about the necklace... But I don't think ALL empaths are "emotional Sponges"...
I know that I can feel others emotions and can often predict what they are going to do based off of it... However I have learned to block the emotions out... However I tHink I'm only able to block it because iv been around my mother all my life...She's very depressed and sad most of the time (for no particular reason) I know that if I had not learned to block some emotions out the I would end up going insane...

Try getting a hold of it, and make a metal Sheild of a kind...Thta's the best advice I can offer!
Alice14 (2 stories) (18 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-16)
I would say that you are just a regular person very good at holding people's emotions. That is all. I also think that your necklace thing is a trick that your mind is playing on you. It has nothing to do with evil.
DiandraSaysRelax (10 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-16)
i think you could possibly be an empath. I am too 😊
If you are your ability will grow over time
SarahMarie33 (2 stories) (10 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-05)
Hey, I'm 19 and I completely know what your talking about. Also I have a Pentagram and a Celtic Cross, and I always feel sick and heavy when I wear it. Its really weird. I'm still completely new at everything... Its a little scary at times...isn't it? But I just keep telling myself I am like this for a reason. I just want to help people... Once I learn how to control it. ❤ Goodluck! Bless Be!
Taurusgirl10 (8 stories) (113 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-30)
Wow. I'm thirteen years old and an empath too. Creepy, right? I can help you and give you advice. Just e-mail me and I'll be happy to help.
maliceinwonderland123 (1 stories) (9 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-30)
Hey, I am 20 years old and I am also an empath. I understand exactly what you are going through, because I went through the same thing all throughout highschool and couldn't find any answers. I was always in some extreme emotional state and the emotions felt very foreign to me. The best advice I can give is to practice trying to pick apart these emotions, and figure out where the source is. That way you know whether or not these emotions are coming from you, or from someone around you. If the emotions are from someone else, you can learn to shield them off by mentally telling them to go away in a sense, or you can try to help the person through this empathy. It really depends on the situation. As far as the entity you described, you might want to do research on how to protect yourself. Sometimes when we first discover these abilities, we leave our mind wide open to psychic attack. You may also be a hypersensitive, but its hard to say. Just be careful and if you sense an extremely dark presence, do not invite it in by any means. Invitation of such a presence is how people end up possessed. Determine the strength of your own will power and you will be fine. Good Luck!
Kay102 (12 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-30)
oddly enough I'm 14 with the same problem, you are a clairisentient I'm going to sound like a doctor when I say recomend a psi shield it helped me here is a site I used for help; if you need to talk my email is kk4567 [at]
Hope I helped,
Jul__ (1 stories) (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-29)
Thanks so much, all of you, yeah, I guess I do let too much in.

Again, thanks so much for your support. This web site is a very nice place! 😁
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-29)
Jul- I feel ya. 😊 I'm still trying to find a shield that keeps others out, and me in. There's lots of people who want to help you, including me. Your young, and you found this place, so you won't have to suffer like some of us did.
Cocodreams (2 stories) (66 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-29)
AnneV is right. I used to take in everyone's emotions to the point where I would lock myself in my room and not want to come outside. I would take their emotions because I wanted to. Because I knew they were in pain and I could feel it. I would speak to them because I knew my words could soothe and heal. It came to a point where I was neglecting myself and my well being. With a talk and words of encouragement from "good ole' pops" I decided that you have to control it. Pick and choose whose emotions you tap into. Who you want to help... If that's what you are trying to do. You can't help everyone. Either way, it takes practice but you have to learn how to control it. Remain conscious of your surroundings and the people you keep in your circle at all times.
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
15 years ago (2009-04-29)
I do not think you are an emotional sponge. You are letting people with personal issues lean on you for support. This can drain anyone, let alone a 13 year old who is going through hormonal changes of their own.

At some point you will have to establish boundaries. Keep some of your energy to yourself. Take breaks and let your friends know you care about them deeply but you also care about yourself. If you don't you will get progressively more tired, maybe even sick, and then you are helping?

Take a break. You'll feel a lot better.

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