I have recently realized I am an empath. At 16 I had so many mood swings and would act out of my character. All this time I thought I was just crazy since I was sixteen due to the fact of puberty and just thinking that was why I had such emotional mood swings and it felt like I was having emotional breakdowns for no reason at all! I'm now 20 years old and feel as though I'm NOT emotionally crazy.
Since I was 16 it feels like people are drawn to me and majority of times they open up their personal lives to me (more than an average person), I sometimes scare people I just met because I can tell them all about their personality just from sitting with them, I have even felt emotions through other medias (TV, Movie, Book, Video Game, Text Message, Email etc...), and my friends hate it when I tell them how their feeling because it creeps them out. I've also been able to sense when another person is near when not in plain sight (this happens quite often), along with attracting people I have also repelled people without saying or doing anything. I don't know if this is because of how I'm feeling when I meet the individual at the time. Also, sometimes I think I have changed or pushed emotions, like at times when I try to persuade someone.
Within these past 2 years I have been getting these "VIBES" (might be emotions I'm feeling?) before going to an event or something of the sort and I can't tell whether its a good or bad vibe. It sometimes feels like I'm in-tune to my surroundings or nature itself and I will go walk, sit at a park, even play with an animal or go swimming just to help ease the pressure when I get overwhelmed with these abilities (just to feel nature in anyway will help and sometimes its like I NEED it... I can't explain it).
I am still experiencing these anomalies to this day but its gotten slightly better since the age of 16. I often feel like I'm emotionally drained or just bursting with emotion and its affecting the relationships I hold now. Now at times it feels so uncontrollable and then sometimes it feels like I don't even have my abilities. I want to strengthen and control these abilities so I am really seeking help to train... Can anybody help?