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I Can Feel Other People's Emotions


I can feel other peoples emotions. I can feel if they are happy, sad, angry and so on. At times It drives me crazy, I can't block it out all the time. What bothers me is it affects my emotions, like other peoples emotions are taking me over. I became aware of this problem when I was in my early teens. Yes it is a problem, and not a gift. I also know when someone is telling the true or when they are lying, it can be useful at times. For the most part it is really annoying, I don't want to know all the time when I'm being lied to. It makes it really difficult to trust people or to make and keep friends, everyone lies to you at some point. I've only told one person about this, and of coarse I felt disbelief in them, so I have never told anyone again. I have to be very careful at times, I'm not always aware of when other people's emotions are affecting me. When I'm around someone who is happy, I become happy. The problem is when they are angry or worse, depressed. I've felt such strong emotions that I have become enraged or have gone into a depression myself for no reason. If I'm thinking about it and I'm aware of what is going on it does not effect me. The problems occur when I'm not paying attention.

Another thing that happens to me is I have dreams that come true. It's strange though, I can never remember the events in the dream until the event is actually about to happen. It's like I go to sleep and simply wake up not having dreamed at all. Then at the start of what I was dreaming about happens all the memories come flooding back and I know what is going to happen next. So, If I wake up after a dream and can remember it, it will not come true. For the most part the dreams that come true are nothing of importance, but occasionally they are dreams of bad things. It's a really ruff thing to deal with when you know a split second before something really bad is about to happen. That's all the warning I get too, is a split second, never enough time to change what is about to happen. Sometime the dreams are about things that are about to happen with me, but most of the time they are about things I see happen to someone else.

My wife does not even know about the problems I have. She is a very out going person and loves to be social and hang out with other couples and friends. She does not understand why I hate hanging out with other people and being social. I tell her I'm just not a people person, but at times it has caused strain on our marriage. I don't know what to expect by sharing this, or even if anyone will believe me or not. I don't know if I will participate in a discussion or not, I just need to know how others who have this problem deal with it, and it feels good to vent.

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bloom44 (1 stories) (2 posts)
7 years ago (2014-04-23)
Same thing with me if you read my story I feel the persons emotions. One tip, avoid malls at all costs! 😭
Krtko (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-09-20)
Hi legatheart, you go through exactly the same thing as me. Sometimes when the emotions of others don't affect me in full strength they just make me feel dizzy and clumsy. It is also not very pleasant. It is like I can not think clear and want to withdraw to clear my head. I also like you sometimes don't realise what others emotions do with me until I don't get very emotional even if I was so ok before. These people are like following me at these times until I'm emotionally sucked. And weird thing is I don't realise it. But there are also people with horrible energy. It makes me want to run away. It is like bad warm thick air around them. Once I had to get on the other side of path as I passed next to guy who was approaching me. I could not stand that trail of thick bad energy air creeping behind him. Exactly like you I can't turn it off. The others emotions just get to me no matter what. I also found out that it kind of feel like my heart connects with their heart. Other people also sense me very intensely even if they are not empaths. I'm very readable. People know in instant moment I look at them or think of them. It feels like it makes me literally naked. I'm not only soaking others emotions whether I want to or not but others can sense me from distance even if I don't "emphasise" with them. I also withdraw a lot due to my empathy. I would suggest to force yourself from time to time and go out with your wife. However you don't think so it would make you feel better and your wife happier. The more you isolate yourself the harder it is to be social. REGULAR! Meditation, yoga, exercise would definitely make you feel better. Stay strong. Enjoy beauty around you. Lots of love! Hana 😁 😁
lilylove (3 stories) (362 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-17)
When meditated did you put a shield up to protect yourself?
If you didn't then do that.
Here is a shield technique I used to use.
Its very effective and works.

Go to a quiet place where you won't be disturbed.
Get an a comfortable position
Listen to your breathing or choose a word and repeat it over and over until your mind becomes relax
Imagine a white light filled with positive, loving, strong, powerful bubble shape
Imagine yourself being placed in that bubble and let it shield you
See the bubble blocking out everything you want blocked
Leave yourself in the bubble and come out of the relax state.
You can also let the positive energy take away any bad energy that has latched on you.
ali1986 (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-17)
Hi everyone:
I feel everything and it makes me crazy.
It's difficult to live when you feel people: depression, anger, sadness and souls (dirty souls are the worst). I am trying to be away from everyone, but I still have to see my family members and work. BUT I also cannot be with them! It's so hard and I am looking for a solution. Meditation is not working for me. Please help me because I feel so weak (( (we have to learn how to control these feelings or don't feel them at all! PLEASE IF SOMEONE KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE IT, SHARE IT.
xaak (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-05)
I am so glad that I am not alone. What I do is kind of meditation when it happens. I find a quieter place like restroom and close my eyes, calm down by breathing and start visualize myself in a elastic eggshell separating from other. Stronger the the shell, protects me well. And in my mind I carry that shell with me when I leave the restroom. It gives me an immediate relief. I know drinking makes me blend in but I do not like to drink. I stay away as much as I can. Please DO NOT DRINK, MEDITATE my friends. I am not a pro, just a housewife who has a crazy drinker/abuser husband who gives me hangover feelings too when he is hangover. It helps me; maybe will help you too.
325043 (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-06-09)
This has been happenening to me since I was a teenager. I am now in my 30's and it has hindered many of my relationships. Doctor's used to think I was just depressed and anxious or sometimes bi polar, as I've gotten older I have realized it's not me but the world I live in. On a daily basis, I suck in other people's emotions/energy/feelings. It's not purposeful but I thrive off of it in certain situations where the energy is advantageous to me, i.e. Adoration, happiness, calm feelings, etc. It first happened when I was around 17 or 18. I was hanging out with 2 friends of mine at the time from school (one I still speak to, one I do not) and we were about 1.5 hours from home, going to a couple parties and just hanging out in this other town that one of my friends was from. I was NOT drunk nor was I on drugs. Infact, I was the ONLY one who was sober of the group and was driving. My friends had been drinking and probably smoking weed. At the last party we were at, there was a lot of people there. There was a guy standing in a corner drinking a beer. The guy looked normal, never seen him in my life, didn't even know his name, never even heard him speak so I did not know his voice, I'll call him *Derek*. Derek looked over at me for literally 5 seconds at one point and I HEARD HIS VOICE IN MY HEAD SAY: "I'm going to follow all of you when you leave here". Then he looked away and I panicked inside. How could I have heard his voice in my head? I was not on drugs lol and I never even heard him speak. He was just some random dude at a party. I quickly gathered my friends and told them that Derek told me with his eyes that he was going to follow us and I knew it, I had this sinking feeling in my gut. They asked how I knew that, did he tell me? I said that I heard his voice in my head when he looked at me and he had bad intentions and we needed to leave the party asap. Ofc, they thought I was nuts and my girlfriend, I will call her *Liz* was tired of my "paranoia". See, I had done this before. Would tell them that I felt someone's bad energy or something was going to happen but no one ever believed me. Everyone thought I was crazy until this night. At my behest and since I was driving, we piled into my car and left. Jim and Liz were annoyed, they just thought I was raining on their parade as usual. I kept trying to tell them that this guy Derek was up to no good and convince them that I heard him say he was going to follow us in my head. I knew convincing them was useless and I still had this awful feeling. I felt alone. I was driving, in the dark of night, only sober one had no idea where I was and was really far from home. I grabbed my cell phone because I had a feeling I had to call the police. Not 5 minute later, a car pulled up along side us, only 2 cars on the small country road in the middle of the night. I told my friend to look over and I told him "you SEE" and he confirmed me acknowledging that it was indeed Derek following us. I immediately called 911 already prepared for what would happen. Derek tried to hit our car and run us off the road in his car. I was speeding ahead of him, trying to lose him. Luckily, the cops arrived quickly and he was taken to jail. Who knows what could have happened if I never heard that voice, I often wonder. He could've hurt all of us and we would be none the wiser. My friends didn't understand how I knew and neither did I but at least they didn't think I was so crazy now. My friend *Jim* later told me that *Derek* (guy who followed us) was a recent ex con who had gotten out of prison not long before that. It was still never discovered why he followed us. In my opinion, the energy I felt was just very very negative. He was just a bad person and I am good at sussing the bad apples out. There are many other situations I have been in where I have avoided getting hurt or someone else getting hurt bc I am so in tune and hyper vigilan, so in that respect, it has been a gift.
For years, strangers have been coming to me with their issues and telling me personal things. I'm not sure why really but I think it's to do with being an empath. Little kids have also done it with me, within minutes of just seeing me. I can channel their energy. I was at a skating rink a few mos. Ago with a friend and a little girl (maybe 6) was there. She saw me on the rink and came over to me even though her mother and siblings were there. She began talking to me and I felt a deep, pervasive sadness come over me. I was sucking in her negative feelings and emotions. I held her hand and we skated together and within minutes of knowing me she started to articulate to me that her family life was a mess and strangers were living in her house and she didn't feel comfortable, her parents were divorcing, etc etc. Even writing this now, I still remember the anguish I felt and tear up. I talked to her and her mom looked at us, probably thought the whole thing was odd. By the time we all left the rink, the little girl seemed happy and I heard her tell her family she had fun with me:) I was glad to hear that but for the rest of the day I felt an emptiness, a deep sadness which I cannot explain came over my whole being and I didn't really want to do anything the rest of the day. I still wondered if I took her energy and she took mine. I was glad because I knew I lifted some burden from her but at the same time it was dragging me down. This has been a pattern for years. It happens more frequently one on one but I also channel energy from crowds and thus don't like to be in crowds. Most of the time. The energy is usually frenetic and sometimes I can read thoughts and it's uncomfortable. However, I can pick individuals out of the crowd and know who is "good" and who is "bad". I gravitate towards the ones that I feel good energy radiate and try and be around them, sometimes to offset the other negative energy around me.
Ec (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-05-12)
Eases my mind even more to know that I am not the only one dealing with and going through living life like this. From feeling greatly overwhelmed to the extreme measure of high anxiety in mass public domains. I also discovered why I am so fascinated with darkness (night) and look forward to these hours with such happiness. It is in the absence of light, that the ability to digest others emotions, is significantly reduced. It's as if the vast array of darkness engulfs, distorts & disables all "vibes" being sent through and received by me. But when it is light (day), once again my conscious receptions are back in full effect. I also found that consuming Alcohol abled me to block my ability to endure and feel peoples emotions/pains/negativity/sadness too. It is only recently (through the confirmation of my one close friend) that I realised this is the ultimate reason why I use to drink so heavily and only liked to socialize if I were under the influence of Liquor or if it were involved ie. Clubbing, parties etc. I do not suffer from depression, so I atleast knew I wasn't drinking to escape misery as I am a content person who is just. I always see the lighter/brighter side of things in life & find humor in almost everything & anything (even death). So I am one to be constantly making jokes & laughing with a great sense of humor. I am not socially challenged and have found that people are intrigued & attracted to my character/personality and are curiously drawn into me. They feel comfortable enough, when I am in their presence, that even people who I have just met, seem to open up about their personal life & confide in me. Subjects the common person does not discuss with total strangers. At times, even the most withdrawn, quiet, shy & reserved individuals. I've been aware of this since I was as young as 9-10 years of age (i'm 29 now). I just tolerate people when I actually prefer to not be around them. As well as being able to feel peoples feelings & emotions, I am also in tune with their thoughts & their hidden agendas and can very well pick up when someone is attempting to decieve me or bulls*** through their teeth. There have been times I do not contain my reaction and will call them out right their (with no intention to embarrass) but because I feel my intelligence has been insulted, like I am some gullible fool. Then other times I can resist my urge to confront them because I have accepted my conclusion, that people need to sugarcoat their unhappy life for some kind of acceptance from society. I just couldn't grasp the idea that people feel they have to lie, fabricate stories, conjure up imaginary experiences or falsify the truth to be liked, to the extents of making great efforts to front therefore compromising the essence of their own true-self, in order to simply impress others. Especially people they don't even know. With their empty conversations, superficial views, strive for acceptance by material wealth, financial gains, accumulated possession & property. If only they could read me too and know that it is raw truths, deep-inner thoughts, meaningful experiences, knowledgable advice, wise words, spiritual knowings, honest & genuine friendship, soulful conversations, family values, good morals & attributes, humble personalities & modest natures that are appealing to me. So in confindment & isolation, it is here where I find myself in a decent peace. I enjoy being alone. I am happy to sit here by myself in my own company, in my own thoughts with only God to hear them & enlightened me. With my son as the only man in my life. With immediate family as my main physical interaction and an alternate communication outlet via FB with the very few friends I have. This is the simple yet complex life I lead and am satisfied with:)

Love & light, bless!
AkitaG13 (2 posts)
8 years ago (2013-05-09)
Hey Jessicar

Yea crowds and public are a real struggle for me supermarket checkout lines and subway cars are the worst
Sometimes so intense like an implosion... So I try to avoid them like the plague and yea socially awkward even around my oldest friends is tough because they will never understand (some try but others just feel abandonned). Not sure if it was in this thread or another site but I have seen there's ways to control it by turning off chakras but no idea how it works... The only thing that seemed to help me was alcohol but obviously we can't become alcoholics... Hope it gets better for you and il try help if I can but still learning:)
Jessicar (guest)
8 years ago (2013-04-30)

Your post completely sums up my situation. I've never believed in all this, I just thought i'm socially awkward and very over emotional. But the past few years things have been getting worse, I've become withdrawn, going out in public with crowds has become hard I get overthrown with emotion...
AkitaG13 (2 posts)
8 years ago (2013-04-17)
Hi everyone I'm not very comfortable posting and things of this sort so please humor me:) ...i recently was told by my girlfriend I am an Empath I am 28 years old and feel like I feel everything around me but also have an uncanny ability to read people and there intentions and see through falsities easily... Also have this weird thing happen that I think about things and they pop up later in some way shape or form for example and most commonly (probably because I'm somewhat of a shut in) if I remember a movie I like from childhood it will appear o tv netflix or anything like that... In other words will just appear this happens with lyrics words and thousands of other things... Is it all the same thing or something different?
Thank you
cmmp86 (1 posts)
9 years ago (2013-03-25)
After reading the base statements that this thread stems from and a few coments I felt almost a responsibilty to add to it. I hope that this helps. Even though I see this post is a bit older.

At age 25 I'm am just beginning to realize what is going on. When I first kind of began to understand it wasn't a usual gift/curse I thought myself out of my mind. Then today I decided to search after a small fight with my girlfriend in hopes to learn I'm not crazy or alone. This isn't depression because I'm usually a happy person. I think part is do to the fact thst subconsciously I have always attracted optimistic people to surround myself with.

I feel its a gift because I've always had more insight to talk to people and help them understand a situation they need to change or get out of. By relating whole heartedly but with an outside perspective. I never knew why I was so able to do this. I just did it which eventualy lead myinterest down a psycology field. I later ditched that because when I started seeking out stranger to talk to just to try my hand at it I found it almoat drove me mad. With feelings of helplessness and dperession.

I thought maybe it was a read on body language I was unware I was picking up. I chalked it up to that. And never second guessed it. Till recently I realized I didn't have to look at the person or I could pick it up over the internet with out ever seeing the person.

For me I have always had one release that helped me cope long beforeI knew I had something there most didnt. Thats writing. For anyone who is dealing with this I recomend trying it. Even if you never show a soul. I think like me you willbfind even just starting you are much more apt to convaying emotions then the average person. Mostly due to understanding them on a much deeper level. You can take an ordinary event or object and bring a more meaningful insight to it.

I think now that I'm beginning to see this I can help more. I feel as timegoes on it gets stronger for lack of a better word. I think with time I will find that I've been afecting others emotions as much as they affect mine un knowingly. Ill be able to brighten someones day but just walking by them and resignating a good feeling.

One thing that blew my mind in this thread that I never correlated with any of this. Is the fragments of dreams that come true this has been hapoening for a long time. At first I handed the credit to just deja vue. Then a couple of times I had a dream that I remembered and felt so real but found impossable. Then it happened and for like a minute I new everything that was going to happen. I felt different emotionaly and physicaly like I was someone completely different. Its tremedous to think of it now and what I've been given. The more I learn the less of a curse it becomes dwells more on the side of a gift.

In closing I recomend finding a vent I don't think it will ever be controlled. I honestly think its going to become much more normal and more people then we know already have this the are just worried of the mockery they will face in coming out. This is evelution and a step to a higher being of real civilized people who are intune to all that is around them. It should not be feared or shunned. The more you fight it the worse it gets. Yet the more you except it the easier it becomes. Again find a way to vent. Talk to someone you know won't laugh about it. Write random things blogs, poems, short stories, lyrics, or what ev. You decide. You make it a gift or a curse.
christwolff249 (1 posts)
9 years ago (2013-02-06)
As in the first paragragh I'm having the same things happen. I'm 25 but when I was a teenager I could tell if someone is talking about me thinking about me and or about to call or write me. Now its getting way stronger. I'm getting freaked out alittle. A month ago I went to make coffee and I just stoped in the middle of the hallway and in my head saw my friend jump up and down soooo happy jumping with her hands in the air. I then came to texted my friend right away and adjed her and she flipped out and said that was for verbatim whatshe had done 2 minute Prior to me texting her. Today I told my husband his mom is taljing about us bout to email us. 4 hours later she did and we have not heard from her in years. I can feel if someone has meassaged me lije on facebook a long list friend emailed me but it eent to my archive so I couldbt see the message but I coyld feel in my chest that shhe wrote me for three days until I found it. I love what's going on but freaked out too. What is it does it get stronger with age? My dreams ate more real and a lot coming to be real aswell. I can feel peoples emotions also like the first message and that's hard cause ill have alit of off days. Whhhhat is this
lola2013 (1 stories) (4 posts)
9 years ago (2013-01-16)
As with everyone else I found this post searching for articles talking about feeling other people's emotions. I've searched so many times but today is the first time I found this page for some reason. I have the same issue, I feel other people's emotions. I also have premonition dreams and waking premonitions. I don't see spirits but I hate to admit that I think I'm beginning to feel them. My mother saw spirits from the age of 7-14 so I've always prayed NOT to have this ability.

Sensing the emotions of others: I am 37 and have had this ability for some time but am just now working to understand it and manage it. I've had days where I've allowed the emotions of another to become my own without being aware of what is going on. I'll go from happy to deeply depressed after a conversation with a highly negative person. Once I realized what was going on, I decided to limit my exposure to people. This is a hard thing to deal with because we are given insights others are not privy to. If they could understand that we already know their motivations/emotions they may understand why we keep our distance or have the reactions we do. I am married to my soul mate who has the same abilities so thankfully he can relate. I wish I or someone could explain how all of this works because it is very much like feeling my way in the dark. I know there is a path but it is hidden from me. I like the ideas about envisioning a bubble, meditation and talking yourself through it to expel the negative energy and emit positive energy, but on some days I just don't want to be bothered with people. It just takes too much emotional energy and I get upset like I don't want to be forced to share myself anymore. Most of the time I feel like I am bombarded with people and I want to be alone constantly. I feel like a positive energy magnet. People are highly attracted to me. It is during these times I tell myself to remain positive and meditate on positivity. I PRAY a lot and ask God to help me manage this. I'm guessing it is some sort of gift but it almost feels like it is not managed by me but by a higher self me that I'm not tapped into if that makes any sense. I have no answers but I'm another voice to let you all know that you are not alone!

Premonitions/Intuitions: I've been a lucid dreamer since as early as I can remember which is about the age of 6. Seeing the movie Inception was such a relief because it was then that I realized I was not alone in this. Most folks will think you are nuts if you share this and I've had people ask me not to tell them my dreams because it was scaring them. I have all sorts of dreams and some of them have come true. I can almost always remember my dreams when I wake but when I cannot, the dream will come back to me at different times or when the event is coming true. At that point I will remember that what I am remembering occurred in a dream and not in waking life. My dreams are so vivid it is hard for me to reconcile what occurred in waking life versus dream life. The premonitions during waking life only started coming to me during my late twenties early thirties but that could be because I spent a good amount of time drinking away my emotional pain. When I put down the intoxicants, these powers became greater and they seemingly are continuing to grow. Most premonitions only come to me right before something is about to happen. I hate it because it is not enough time to change the course of events. I've have some intuitions occur well before an event occurs but I am still powerless to change the course of events because until the event occurs, it is only a feeling of something to happen.

Spirits: I really do not want to see any spirits because I think it would be too much emotionally on me. However, I seem to feel other presences around me from time to time. I've seen things moving around me that had no cause to be moving and there have been times I've felt something other worldly guiding me or trying to help me. It wasn't until I read this post and the comments that I realized some of these foreign beings in my dreams could be spirits too. I've always just figured they were different representations of the enemy but just a week or so ago I dreamed of an unknown man but I didn't get the feeling he was the enemy this time. I'm not too sure who he was but I always pray to God and ask Him to only surround me with beings that are of Him and nothing negative.
Sherine (1 stories) (1 posts)
9 years ago (2012-12-13)
I don't know how to say this and its not really something I've talked about before but I really need to get it out so I'm just going to put it out there. I seem to have an effect over other peoples emotions. If I'm in a room full of people and I feel that they are stressed or worried I send out calming emotions to them and almost immediately feel and see the difference. By see the difference I mean I can see their body untenseing or their fist's uncurling. By feel I mean that I also have a sensitivity to other peoples emotions. This wouldn't be a problem except lately I can't control it as well. Meaning that I'm sending out emotions (negative and positive) without meaning to. I have depression and I've heard other people say that they feel inexplicably sad just being near me. My boyfriend (whom I am usually calm and happy around) has told me that being around me gives him a calming effect. When I'm angry people around me also seem to get angry. Just to list a few examples. I've known I could do this for awhile I used to use it on my friends to cheer them up when they got sad but I used to be able to control it to some degree. Now it seems that I just send my influence without even meaning too.
I'm sorry if I'm interupting your thread legatheart I don't mean to but seeing both your post and the comments on it made me want to share. In hopes that someone here would be able to better explain what's going on with me. I have been able to sense other peoples emotions since I was very young. I have no idea when exactly in manifested I've been able to do it for as long as I can remember. My advice is to try to close yourself off from the emotions. Try envisioning a bubble around you that bounces the emotions off. I'm not very good at it but I've heard that it works from other people and I have felt a difference when I've tried it.
I have a few other abilities also. One of thems almost like premonition. I can feel when somethings going to happen be it good or bad and can tell whether the event will be good or bad. I can feel it in the pit of my stomache. I can not tell you what will happen though or who it will involve. For example last weekend my boyfriend suprised me by coming over unexpectedly. All day that day I had a feeling that something good was going to happen and was uncharecteristicly excited. Another example was when my mother got diagnosed with cancer. For weeks I felt that something was very wrong. When my mother came to me and told me she was feeling sick. I got one of the worst feelings I have ever felt to the point where it was physically painful like a knife to the chest. She went to the doctor after I told her she needed to (over the years she has learned to trust my judgement) sure enough a few days maybe a week later. She was diagnosed with a disease called weagners which is very closely related to cancer and has the same treatments. After the doctors put her on chemo I felt better and when she asked me if I felt she would live I immediately answered yes. Its been three years and she is now in remission. This expierience taught me that these abilities were a gift as well as a curse. WHen used properly they can save lives.
Another ability of mine is I can sense spirits. They often come to visit me in dreams. This is a new ability and quite frankely it scares me. Seeing as some of the spirits aren't so nice or pretty. If anyone else expieriences this please tell me if just for the reason that I'll know there are others like me out there.
By the way I just turned 18 two monthes ago. ALl of these abilities manifested in me at different ages. The ability to sense emotions I have had for as long as I can remember. I first noticed that I could efect other peoples emotions at age 9 but I have a feeling that I was doing it without my knowledge since I was younger. The premonitions started at 13. The spirit sensetivity started about a year ago. Does anyone know how these things work? Do they get more intense as you age? I know they can be controled with practice but does practicing at using them make them more intense? Does having these abilities make me evil? Is it wrong for me to use them? Or do they mean that somethings wrong with me? If you know the answer to any of these please tell me I would really like to know. Thank you for your time and I hope you all have a good day. Best of luck with finding help and answers with your own problems and thank you everyone especially legatheart for helping me to find the courage to put this out there it feels better having voiced it.
Chikitten (1 posts)
9 years ago (2012-11-30)
Finally some people who understand. I can feel these emotions from people too. Everyone I tell thinks I'm crazy. I even saw a therapist who basically said its all in my head but its NOT. That's not all either. I feel physical sensation too. I had a friend once when I was younger that broke her arm. I was there when it happened. I felt exactly what she felt. I've never even had a broken arm but I swear I know exactly what it feels like now. That's why I can't stand crowds too. It just feels like everyone's emotions all well up inside of me at the same time and I feel like I'm going to explode. This is freaking impossible to deal with. I've gotten better at muting some of it but not always. It's hard when its intense physical or mental sensation. Help.
knowing99 (1 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-25)
I have just recently gotten into my true spiritual self and reading your post was like reading something I wrote. The exact same thing happens to me from beginning to end. It is a blessing and a curse. 😁
PaulWalden (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-12-05)
I have experienced this since I was a child, I have learned that you can help them with your energy it goes both ways.
smalik69 (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-11-13)
Hi I don't know if this is true but this is what I think you should consider looking into:
I am 19 and I just realized I have the same feelings you do. The one thing I would look into is I know its sounds crazy, but your relationship with your wife.
Husband and Wife should be like best friends, tell each other EVERYTHING so there is a sense of mutual trust otherwise this can end VERY tragically. I tell my best friend everything and I hope one day she will be my wife and I can live a normal life knowing that my partner knows what I feel so the energy level is the same. My best friend is a lot like me, almost twins but I care for her more than anything and if I really did I would tell her EVERYTHING despite how crazy it might seem.

I hope this helps you and any other suffering with a beautiful mind.

SelinaShadow (2 posts)
10 years ago (2011-06-07)
dis is awsome I can do kind of exactly what you can only that some times I can manipulate the emotions of the people around me 😁 some times rarely can I dream about the future but I exactly know what's wrong. 1.We are all given this curse! 2. You can use it for good or bad. 3.I have a pretty good idea of what people around me are thinking so its hard wen someone tells me 1 thing or part of the story but I hear the hole thing.

Try to tell your wife and tell her exactly what she was feeling and what shes feeling and then later on keep telling her what she is feeling. She will believe you after a wile and hey aperently we are not ALONE! Yes its hard but hey! I found out at 11 now I'm 16 and I'm in pretty good controle of it! I can manipulate sooo it kind of works for me in some aspects ohh and did I metntion that it mentaly evolves you! I'm 16 but I have a 22 year old mind. Yeaa its cool... Sometimes but its mostly freaky!
aBENTT (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-05-24)
This is crazy because I was just googling around about feeling peoples emotions because it happens to me all the time.
I'm on 15 and I've been experiencing this for a while but I never found it odd until I brought it up to one of my friends and she said that it was weird.
I also can predict relationships and their ending points or what a persons decision is in their heads.
I am still pretty young and I have weird happenings like these all the time, I have no explanation for them and I know it dosnt happen to everyone. I hope as I get older I will be able to understand what's happening more and more because I am very curious to what is going on. I've always known that I was different, but I can already tell that this is not much of a gift:/
Justin111 (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-04-24)
Hi All,
Just found this site wandering through the internet.
Am pleased to find others who experience this phenomenon.
I'm 38 and have experienced or been hypersensitive to other peoples' energy and emotions all my life.

When I was younger found it very hard to deal with as per some of your comments above - I. E experienced other peoples energy and emotions on such an intense basis the experience could 'shut me down' or set me off and give me so much energy I didn't know how to switch it off.

I want to share how I've managed this in my life hopefully to help any of you who are struggling with it and don't know what to do (please note I an managing the phenomenon and it doesn't always work perfectly - mainly around people who have both incredible high emotionally disruptive energies and are completely without self awareness themselves).

Firstly - the best way I can describe what I experience is being 'emotionally intuitive' Ie I feel things before I understand them or can take them in in my head. For example I be next to someone with an incredibly negative energy without saying anything and they will completely drag my emotions down. Same for many other emotions.

Additionally - I can meet people for the first time and after a few minutes (sometimes less) tell them a whole lot about themselves ESP where they are on an emotional level, where they are stuck, what they are good at and how they operate on an emotional level.

There's more but I'll get straight to the helping part:

First: if you are someone like me that other peoples' emotions really mess you around, the first thing you need to do is to learn to centre yourself Ie learn to be here, now in your own body, doing whatever YOU are doing now. This is a learned skill - for me personally I have found things like meditation, yoga, martial arts (one's focused on harmony-not brutality) or indeed any form of physical exercise on a regular basis to be really helpful - I think this is because when you are doing exercise or meditation you are practicing being here and now and not being influenced by external circumstances.

Secondly - when you are in a situation with people and the emotional energy is really off-putting for you - I've developed a bit of a mantra or thought process for each situation as follows:
1.consciously Acknowledge that you are in the situation. Ie think something like this other persons e ergy is really affecting me.
2. Try to figure out what this other persons emotion is e.g anger, sadness, anxiety etc
3. Internally say to yourself - this other person is feeling (the emotion they are feeling e.g anxiety)
4. Then say internally - I send them love and kindness To help them.
5. Finally say (internally) - I let their emotions go.

Although the above process may sound silly I have found it really helpful in most situations.

Next - for the younger crew who are experiencing this particularly in either formative or teenage years.

Firstly - no two ways about - it sucks having to deal with this while having to deal with everything else while growing up - but a few suggestions for you:

1. Definitely find an interest that involves you having to do something you enjoy regularly - be it sport, music, theatre, art or whatever - these can not only help you release your trapped energy but they will help you develop a 'safe place' that you can always fall back on.

2. I'll try not to sound like a parent here but try to keep away from drugs. Two reasons for this - firstly mind altering substances can impact you even more adversely in a negative way because of your ability to absorb/feel others emotions. Secondly - if you do drugs for a number of years they simply retard your ability to learn to manage this process. Trust me it's no fun trying to figure it out in your mid twenties when all your friends are getting with life and having fun and you are learning to deal with something you should have when you are 15.

Okay now the positives:
You are probably on the path for a career in something like:
Human resources
As you will naturally be far more in tune with other's emotions and will be able to help them more than 'normal' people.
If you are young now doing some sort of care support work e.g spending time helping other people of your age deal with a terminal or really difficult illness like cancer will be really rewarding (but difficult) and an incredible service to the person who is suffering the illness. (you may equally choose to care for the disabled or elderly - whatever speaks to you). These are people who will respond incredibly well to what is likely your innate natural ability to understand how they are feeling - this is where what you have becomes a true gift.

I realise this is a rather long first post but hopefully it might help someone as it's been a long road trying to figure this out.
IsaacA (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-12-02)
I can feel other people's emotions too. I've been aware of this "ability" that I have for a couple of years and I'm only 14. And I've had the dream thing happen as well but the dream thing doesn't usually happen very often. I don't really mind the fact than I can feel others emotions except the fact that it happens at random times or when the person's emotions are really strong. I just wish that I could control this "ability" so that I could only feel someones emotions when I want to feel them and then discard those emotions if I decide that I no longer want to feel them. Does anyone here know how to control this "ability"?
marko (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-11-20)
I thought I was the only one who can do this.
Everything he wrote it is the same as my situation,
Except I can take the emotion of other people and replace them with emotions that I wont.
If they are feeling pain I feel it 100 times more stronger and in order to stop feeling I take it in me so that just for a second they don't feel nothing but happiness
But when a full moon is out everything goes out from me.
My hole body experience some kind of pain.
After the " treatment " is over I feel normal but I have to start doing it over again.
I love to be alone just so I don't have to think about other people
But the dreams because I only take the bad things in
I only dream about bad things.
From a young age in my dreams there was a girl that look like that girl from The Ring
I died in my dreams so many times and it was so realistic that I woke up feeling sick
Because of that I don't fear death anymore
I was always like this
I can't explain some things
But I am not a fan of what is going on inside of me
I don't consider my self special
Zaniac (4 stories) (27 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-18)
I can feel other people's emotions, too. 😕 It does bother me, now that I think of it. I can normally feel what my best friend is feeling. I can also tell if someone is lying. So, practically... I know exactly what's going on. I hope everything goes as you plan 😊
psychickid14 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-18)
i am the same as you. But I'm only 14 and this is makeing me go mad so how do you deal with it. 😁
jessieybaby32 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-13)
That is so me...i'm very confused as to what to do or who to turn too... I tell no one of my "gift" or what ever you want to call it... But I also see things such as spirts and they sometimes talk to me... I can feel their pain and emotions too... It affects my life and my friends and it affects how I handle things... So please if you could give me some guidence... You can contact me at edwards.jessica32 [at] hope to hear from you soon... I don't know how I will deal with this when I'm older... It gets stronger as I increase in age...
snms234 (1 stories) (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-02-19)
The key to knowing what your emotions are is, like you said, being aware. Whenever I feel an emotion that is irrational and comes on for no reason I push it down; it's not mine. I also have almost the exact same way of knowing things are going to happen. I'll either dream about it or I'll hear, smell, see, etc. I notice that I can remember my dreams a lot better if I go to bed earlier and I'm not dead on my feet when I finally go to sleep. 😁
BrutilyHonest (5 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-30)
The advice I can give would be to meditate a lot. Before you go to sleep tell yourself over and over until you believe it that your going to remember your dream. With the empathy I imagine that the "power" is like a light switch in my mind when I can't deal with it anymore I simply just turn it off. That helps most of the time but of course being able to controll it will be almost impossibe, it will be a great success if you can even for a little.
As for people you just have to remember that you lie too and make mistakes also. You've got to give people some credit. Ignorance really is bliss. Keep a journal next to your bed and with you during the day where you can right down any images you see any senses that you know are not your own and you recieve during meditation, then speculate on them later. Goodluck
killico (7 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-21)
THATS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME IM SO CONFUSED ugh every thing you said I can do:/ I need help but I'm 13
PathR (4 stories) (1266 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-19)
legatheart as AnneV stated there is positive and negative.

Answer to your first paragraph:If you think about it and are aware of what is going on it does not affect you. "You've stated to be "aware and unattached" is a key to balance.

There is an energy exchange between people all the time.
Which is why you exchanged your emotions for someone else.

Boarders to not rescue people, shuts off energy entering our way. Shielding prevents unwanted neg energy affecting us.

I've had your feeling in the past. The key is mastery of our self/higherself/knowledge of spiritual helpers. Some of this journey will be to truly know ourself and aim toward peace. To be an Observer by constant training via meditation and exercises.

If you are willing to be willing and put this to Creator, you will find your true path. It's work but well worth it.


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