I found this website and was reading a lot about what everyone had to say. Some of the experiences are actually pretty parallel to what I have to ask.
You see, ever since I can remember I have been very sensitive to other people's feelings. Especially when it comes to people and lying. All my friends like to call me the "human lie detector" because I can just sense when someone is lying. Its like I get this "heat" in my stomach and I feel like I'm lying... Even when I'm not the one saying anything. I can also sense when someone has bad intentions against me. One such event I believed saved me and my friend from a mugging.
Me and my best friend were walking home one night when I felt this feeling of harm and anxiety coming from a dark alley. I mean it was pitch black and we walked right by it because we didn't see anyone there. But I felt it and as soon as we went past it I told my friend to run as fast as we could to my house (as it was the closest safety area). As I looked back I saw a man emerge from the alley and it looked like he was holding a metal pipe! Yikes! This makes me want to become a Police man because I know whatever it is can help:D. Also my friends don't like to tell me surprises because I can kind of feel their excitement before they tell me, and I get this inkling as to what the surprise is about before they even tell me.
The downside to all this is that sometimes I get "emotionally" exhausted fast sometimes when I'm at school, work, and home. SO much so that I become physically tired and lethargic. There also is another downside. Sometimes I feel though as if I can "get" energy from other people. But it usually only happens when I'm a that emotionally/physically exhausted point. That kind of scares me because it feels like I'm "draining" this energy from another person and I don't think its right personally. As a religious person it kind of scares me
Now my Question is... What's up? Am I empathic or just lucky? And about the "draining" thing from other people... How can I stop that? How can I stop from being emotionally/physically exhausted from this? And the "draining" thing? I don't like it. Is that normal?