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Could I Possibly Be An Empath?

 

About two years ago I was hanging out with my friend, who happens to be a girl. We were just watching t.v. And I felt like something was wrong, but she was smiling laughing; talking about what we were watching. A normal person would look at her and think nothing was wrong. But I could tell by the look in her eyes, I could see sadness. So I asked her, "What's wrong?" she answered nothing. I asked about 5 more times. She still answered, "Nothing, Adam." But I still knew she was lying. So after one more time, she finally broke down and started tearing up. She said she was sad over one of my best friends that she liked. Worrying that he liked another girl. And I know him very well, so it wasn't like he was a kid I didn't even know. But during our talk she would start out talking and pause for a second or two and I would finish her thought, which wasn't just a one word answer. I remember her asking me, "How do you know what I'm going to say?" All I could come up with was that it was just normal for me. It just comes to me naturally. I don't have to guess or question my thoughts.

The thing is, you have to understand that this girl is very secret about her feelings. So for her to cry and for me to know that something was wrong is very different. Not many people would be able to notice. I've also always been very good at talking to people about their problems. It's so hard to fit everything in this little story 'cause I have so many instances and feelings and things I can't explain that overwhelm me. I wish I could find the answer to my questions. Sadly, everyone I talk to always tries to come up with a normal reason, or an excuse per say, why it happens or why I feel that way. However, after they give me their opinion I know that that's not it. I've already thought of every reason why I'm not an empath or psychic just because I want to make sure I'm not just crazy or delusional.

I must inform you that when I was in about 6th or 7th grade, I was depressed, I hated school, and started really feeling other peoples emotions. I was always feeling like I was inside them, feeling what they were feeling. So the doctor/therapist had me take a survey. I guess he wanted to see if I was suicidal or crazy or something. It turns out that when they got done observing the results, he came back in the room and said to my mom "Your son is very, very emotionally intelligent," Of course I was like, "What does that mean?" Then he stated that I had a gift. I still wasn't quite sure what he meant. I thought he meant like an X-Men gift. So he went on explaining what it was. After he explained everything to me, I started remembering and noticing signs and instances that had happened in the past, or the weird things I would feel.

Another thing is I can't stand crowds or large groups of people. I have premonitions and about 75% of the time they come true. They can be about anything. I know it's not just intuition or a gut feeling because it comes to me so easily and I know without a doubt that I'm right. I'll try to tell someone about something that is going to happen, but they don't believe me. Then when event is over I always tell them ha ha told you so. And of course all they say is that I was lucky and just guessed. But after many times of me being right you notice them starting to really believe me when I say something's going to happen.

I'm also very, very good at telling time without even looking at a clock for 3 hours. I don't know if it's just good observation or if I can really just know what time it is. Sometimes I'll be right on the spot, to the hour, minute and everything. But lately, it's been going away, I can't do it anymore, as if I'm being blocked. It's been that way with everything lately. I feel there's a wall of some sort inside my mind blocking me from the things I used to be able to do. I feel almost dead inside. Empty, like my mind is gone. I know I'm not depressed or suicidal 'cause I don't want to die. I don't know if it's because I'm not being in school and lost pretty much all my friends and I'm not being active? I feel like my mind is dormant or I'm thinking too much. I got my mind in some sort of a hole and I can't get it back out.

Sometimes I even think it's genetic because my mom is the same way, if not more advanced, if you could say, in this area. The only people who really understand me and believe me are my mom and my girlfriend. But anyways, I'm sorry for this being so long. There are just so many questions that I have that need to be answered. So if anybody can help me I would be very thankful.

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snaztasticmollz (guest)
 
10 years ago (2009-06-03)
If you feel like you're losing your abilities, the only thing I can say is to embrace it. Like you, at times I used to write off the strange experiences as something else and when I did that everything was not as strong as it was before and I started to lose it a little bit. What I can tell you is don't try to explain what you can't, the more you embrace, the more clear everything will come to you.
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-06-02)
Hi Oceansky!:) it is genetic, your probably indigo. You don't want to die, you want to LIVE yes? Guess what friend, one of these days your going to wake up, and everything will make sense. Your have suffered much, but think about it... Everything comes way too easy doesn't it?:). Suffering-even self imposed- grounds us to be humble when the lightning strikes, and the flood of tears come-enlightenment. I am an indigo-a light worker. There really isn't anything I can't do, or know these days. I hope you wake up soon, we have much work to do! All light workers, the tide is rising! WAKE UP! :)
ostara8 (124 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-06-01)
i would like to add that everything you guys are saying, YES I experience it ALL. Plus more. What is the worst perhaps still for me, is feeling when someone has been discussing me, and any way, always HATED it, I look into their face and I feel embarassed for them because I KNOW even the general gist of what they have been saying about me. Well, I am different because of this empathy stuff, so I don't blame them, but it simply makes me retreat even further into hermitism. I just know... And feel everything. I am way too sensitive, and it stops me having a normal and happy life like everyone else I see.
ostara8 (124 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-06-01)
and yeah also, I made a post to ruth I think? Explaining the problems I have with my empathy... My main problem is... I can't handle people not agreeing... Debating... I get so worked up inside, on behalf of the people talking, I but in, a try to make them shut up lol, because I can't stand it. It actually gives me an anxiety attack. Now these people love friendly debate and think I'm queer for arking up, but I can't help it. To me it is aggressive ARGUING and I MUST stop it before I hyperventilate. I can't even talk to someone who opposes what I say... I can't breathe, get really angry and have an anxiety attack. Its weird, and I can't handle it at all. So... I stay away from people and avoid talking about anything really:) and it sucks:)
ostara8 (124 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-06-01)
strange... I notice you younger ones are indeed very mature and very emotionally intelligent... I can see it! What I say is strange, or more interesting I suppose, is that I am an empath too (28y.o.) and from the age of say 10 right through to 24 or so, the psychiatrists were dazzled about MY emotional maturity/intelligence, they used to comlpiment me on it all the time, especially when I was a kid... I wonder... Is there something in that? It is seeming so... Empathetic people and their seemingly advanced emotional maturity and intelligence...
waffledude (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-31)
I've been to a psychiatrist once. Even though I suggested it and forced it upon myself, I regret it. The pills I took, instead of making me calm and stable, made me indifferent and more withdrawn. It wasn't a very pleasant experience, and I noticed that when I took those pills, for some reason I lost all connection to the psychic experiences I had. I can relate to the strange sort of paranoia you feel for everything. I often just want to sleep for weeks, just so I can escape my mind; the mind is a powerful thing, and when you encourage it, it ensnares you and won't let go.

I have heard about the movie "The Last House on the Left"; I haven't seen it, but I do know what it's about and that there are brutal scenes as you described. On that part, I feel the same way as well. My brother's naive friends often talk about girls in the most obscene ways, and sometimes they would say vile things like, "Dude, we should so rape her brains out!" To which I always just stare, blank-faced, and then run off to my room. It's always been so horrifying for me to watch people talk about these things like they're discussing having coffee on Sunday afternoon; sometimes I can even feel a hint of seriousness when they talk about such things, and I will never forgive myself for not speaking up if ever they do pursue such acts. I've shouted at a lot of people and lost my relationship with them because of this, so I often have to contain my emotions and just write or draw or whatever helps me discharge these emotions. It's disquieting.

Anyway, I could just go on and on about this. I have added you on my hotmail. My screen name there is the same as it is here. Feel free to talk to me whenever you see me online; I won't bite or anything, promise. 😁
OceanSky1992 (1 stories) (2 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-31)
waffledude: Yes I feel the exact same way. I have actually gone to therapy a few times and they put me on anxiety pills and anti depressants. But I know for a fact I'm not depressed myself, nor is it anxiety. It could be a bit but not much, its something more. I also worry alot. Sometimes ill think about the littlest thing and worry about it. I often worry about my girlfriend cheating on me or leaving. But when I know for a fact she would never ever do that.

About the movie thing though, yes I do get more emotionally into movies then other people. I had and argument with one of my old friends a while back and it was about the movie the last house on the left and he said it was brutal and kind of hot at the same time. And I was like HOW?!?!? I don't know if you've seen it but its about serial killers raping and killing these two girls. And they make them do some sick stuff. So I could barley finish watching it cause all I could think about was "what if that happens to my girlfriend?" I even got sick to my stomach. And he just went on about how its a natural part of life and I got mad. Yet he says I got mad for a stupid reason.

I do have anger problems but its not from anger itself. Theres an underlining meaning to why I get mad when I do. And I have lost so many friends from it they always say I have anger issues and stop hanging out with me. When its like dude if you would sit down and actually talk to me on why I get mad maybe you'll understand, but most of the time that don't even work. So I have learned to just concentrate on my girlfriend, me, and my guitar and band stuff. But um If you want my email to talk to me through that so we don't have to talk on this thing so much. Here it is. Wild_child_1313 [at] hotmail.com
waffledude (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-31)
I've been browsing through this website for hours, reading dozens upon dozens of fascinating stories, when I came across yours. About halfway through reading your story, I literally stopped and took a deep breath. This is just like me. I can relate to it on so many levels, it's uncanny. I'm not very familiar with the term "Empath" but upon reading it, I looked it up and found some very interesting things about it, and it explains so much. My mother, like your mother, is also an "advanced" empath. She and I have no friends, while my younger brother and father seem to be the social ones in the family. She and I cannot bear being with people, because we tend to absorb their emotions and somehow, unintentionally make them our own. When I was thirteen (7th grade, like you), I quit school and went through a bout of deep depression, and decided on home-schooling instead. For many years I've considered myself a "loner" or "social outcast" and have labeled myself with the "social anxiety" disorder, just to make myself feel better, but I know the reason: I just can't be with people because their emotions affect me too deeply.

Going to a mall, or wherever there are large groups of people, makes me feel so drained, and suddenly I find myself having wants and worries that don't belong to me. When I come back home, I feel me again (instead of being the Bi-polar moody person I am when outside). Because I am constantly absorbing other peoples wants and desires, I have a hard time distinguishing mine, and I often wonder, "Who am I now?" I wish I could see people in a better light. The way they affect me has turned me into a serious misanthrope. The only friends I make that truly seem to like me, though, are ones I make on the Internet (whom I usually meet if they live in town). What I've learned about myself from my Internet relationships, however, is that I unintentionally emit an aura of openness and compassion, and I've had many people I barely now confide in me with their feelings and troubles, of which I feel compelled to help.

Right now, being alone most of the time, what I am between the walls of my home is a dreamer. I spend my time reading fiction, reading about ancient civilizations (Atlantis, specifically, not that it matters much), looking for something that would spark inside me and make me feel like I belong. I know how you feel: there are so many powerful emotions inside you that you can't seem to figure out. You feel you have so much potential and you don't even know where to look for help. Movies affect you deeper than most people; you get goosebumps on your arms almost instantly when you hear a moving piece of music. The littlest flaws in your life make you withdraw and make you depressed. You rarely ever feel fully content or satisfied with anything. You don't know what you want in your life.

Please tell me if you feel the same way. I have felt so alone in this for all my life, and knowing that someone else is going through this would be a ray of hope for me. 😁

Take care,

Ryan
Taurusgirl10 (8 stories) (113 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-27)
You could have empathy or telepathy. It's kind of hard to tell. I've been able to do that too sometimes. But I think it's one of those two.
OceanSky1992 (1 stories) (2 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-27)
Thank you for your help guys! And to snaztasticmollz yes about 9 or 10 times I was correct. Like in my story though it seems like its fading away and I don't want it to. I want to grasp it and make it stronger. The thing is though there's tons of little things I experience but often I try to make up excuses why its not that I'm psychic or and empath. Which I'm sure is not the way to go. Cause I should accept it. But I wish to talk to you guys more on it. So thanks again =)
alex_ (5 stories) (24 posts)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-27)
Yes, I believe you are an Empath, and probably psychic too. Empath's can also be psychic, so it's not odd or weird to be psychic as well.

When I needed conformation on being an Empath, I looked up articles on google, about Empaths. I recommend that as a source of information, or, of course, this site. I also can help you if you need it. It sounds as if you're in high school, like I am, so I can give you some advice and just talk to you about it if you'd like. I've found that talking to people, especially fellow empaths, about experiences and feelings makes me feel better and more like this is a gift than a curse.

Empathy is also genetic, which means it's highly likely that both you and your mother are empaths. It would explain where you got it from. That's where I got my abilities from, only I'm more advanced than my mother since I embraced my empathy as well as psychic and medium abilities unlike her.

If you'd like to talk more or have questions you can email me at:
Alexfershizz [at] aim.com

By the way, I'm 17 and a girl.
Just so you can get a better picture. (I get mistaken for a guy often. And I always feel most comfortable talking to empaths/psychic/mediums in my age range.)

Good Luck!

Alex [:
snaztasticmollz (guest)
 
10 years ago (2009-05-27)
I know exactly what you're going through. I would definatly say that you're an empath, like me. I've always been able to tell when people are upset, always. Same thing with finishing people's sentences. It's just something that comes with it I guess. Has your intuition always been very strong and 9 times out of 10 you're correct when acting upon it? What other things have you experienced? I can try to help you the best I can and there's plenty of helpful people on this site to answer any of your questions. Just embrace your gift and things will start to flow and fall into place.:)

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