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Feeling Other People's Thoughts


I can feel other people's thoughts. I don't call it mind reading because I don't actively search for them and it doesn't work with everyone. I can also feel their emotions, not an aura really because it just pops up in my head, I don't see it.

My friend can be smiling, but I'll feel sadness or anxiety or something else, and it's kind of awkward to talk normally after that. I don't want to pry into anyone's social life, but the more I busy myself with other stuff, the more I feel. Then I don't want it to go away, because I like that it makes me different from anyone else.

I can only feel current happenings, too, not past thoughts, unless someone is recalling a memory. I have to be really close to complete strangers for me to "feel" them, but my one really close friend, she lives about 2 miles away from me and whenever I try to feel what she is doing at the time, I always get it right. This has begun to freak her out... Our friendship is not in danger or anything, though.

I guess what I want to know by posting this is if there is anyone else who can do this or something similar, and what experiences they have had. For instance, what food people are eating always comes to me easier than the clothing they are wearing. Thank you to everyone who replies to this!

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Alwolf20 (1 posts)
6 years ago (2018-09-08)
the other day I had an overwhelming amount of thoughts, feelings, concerns about death. I analyzed all day how I felt about it. But I never really had control of these thoughts and they never truly felt like my thoughts to begin with. It's hard to explain because even to me it all felt confusing. The very next day I hung out with a friend on our lunch breaks. We are both very spiritual. We haven't been friends long. But randomly, she began to tell me that she's basically had the same overwhelming thoughts as me. She had no idea about me having the thoughts though. I don't know how to explain this but it just seems too strange to be a coincidence. I've always had experiences with deja vu, serendipity, coincidences but this one seemed too strong to ignore. I've never told anyone about these things, but I feel like I'm being directed in a path to begin acknowledging these things. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Randomchickjo (1 posts)
10 years ago (2014-10-01)
I am not sure if what I can do is the same... But I connect to people as well.
I feel their emotions sometimes without trying but what I do is physical as well. I feel it in my head the right side if I connect to someone right handed or the left if they are left handed (makes for a good ice breaker/"magic" trick). The participant feels it as well but it's always to their right, due to the fact I'm right handed.
I do not need to know this person, I just need a name. Distance doesn't seem to be an issue either. Different rooms, cities, and states have been tested.
I still feel it's very odd and scary. I can get memories, emotions, and sometimes thoughts. I came here looking for answers to if anyone else can do this at such great lengths and if it's more of a physical pain in your head like mine.

It's super draining and I feel like I constantly have a major headache on whichever side I'm connecting with people on. I can go without connecting if I try, so that's a nice break from the pain.

Do you receive this pain as well in your left or right when you feel other people? Can you feel people if they aren't currently around you?
Skittles7574 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-03-16)
I have come upon this page as I was looking for answers and am amazed by all the post I am reading, this making me not feel so weird. I have stories much like most of everyone's post, I can not say that it totally freaks me out,[as it did at one time] for, I have had this for as long as I can remember, at very young age, it has progressed though and still have not gotten complete control of it. This has caused me to be a rather by myself person, which I hate. I can feel others everything from thoughts to emotions and at times actually feel like the person... I can not devour in a conversation with out looking like an idiot, due to what the speak and say are too different things and at times I get confused. Everyone knows I am different just not to the extent of how much, I am however getting told all the time "get out of my head"... I would love to know how to control this,so, that I can get social again. Whatever it is I have goes way beyond just feeling ones emotions and thoughts... For an example... My husband took me to a bar/lounge that serves great food, we had ate there a few times, on this particular nite, I did not want to eat in, which is unusual I was clearly uneasy My husband finally said ok, we can go elsewhere, We drove back by not 15-20 minutes later and there where cops everywhere... This happens all to often for me. So, if anyone has any suggestions or anything that could possible help. Please, I am asking... Thanks... Have a great day all and always smile at everyone you meet.:)
bbdeathspark (4 stories) (617 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-16)
My spirit brother can do this too, but its more like * web. Once he gets someone in it he can mind reaf them... Force them to think or do something.
neo456 (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-16)
I am glad I foung this page, I have the same issues, here is one example: I was driving in my car, I spotted some trees that I thought were very tall an I said to my friend in the passenger seat, 'those trees are really tall', to which he replied, 'i was just thinking that.' this type of thing happens me at least one a week and I have no control over it, I get frustrated because I'm not sure if I knew what my friend was thinking or if he picked up on what I was thinking. From what I have researched on this topic its seems that this experience is most common among people who are shy, quiet, self-centred people who spend more time thinking about life than talking about it. I would like to know if there is somewhere I can develop my ability so I can control when it happens, if there is anyone who can relate to this I would love to hear from you my hotmail is neil.j.kelly
mambojambo (1 stories) (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-10-13)
Hi indigowarrior.

I can relate to what you are saying really well. I can feel the feelings of those people around me. Thoughts also are constantly popping into my head. It can get really frustrating because I don't know if it's my own 'brainwave' or just their thought.

I've had one few really fortuanate incident with this gift- I was lying in bed one night reading when suddenly I had a thought pop into my head of jumping into my gran's open window from outside. I hesitated then looked out my window, only to hear people running away. It was a close call but I'm thankful that this thought/feeling transfer was able to save my gran and i. =)
ravenv5 (1 stories) (63 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-22)
Well, its seems that your an empathic one. Mine is a bit advanced I guess since I could read and feel peoples thoughts and short memories associated with such objects which they left or mine that has been touched by that person.

If I touched such things that the person really treasured most I could see some of his/her emotions and memories associated about it.

Frankly speaking for me it is not peculiar if I feel angry though I'm not, sad but I'm not that is to be an empath plus I could harbor such annoying emotions if I feed like hell when I am very exhausted.

Well I sound a bit cozy but I should relate a bit of what I could to help you with.

First accept the gift. Curse it not, it is for you and you should learn how to advance from it until you breach the things beyond the limits.

Good luck and cheers!

Blessed Be
healandfeel (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-20)
...I knew I gravitated to this post for a reason... You are from Illinois, as am I:)
healandfeel (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-20)
I also "FEEL" Thoughts, not hear them, but I am Empathic. When I had my first awakening at 28 years old, I am now 30, I was freaked out to say the least, I feel spirit energy but rarely see spirits and when I have see spirits, it is usually some kind of warning, like when our furnace caught on fire, I was awakened by a dark "smokey" figure above me. I can read just about anyone in 5 minutes, I am also an RN and practice REIKI, which is a form of energy healing which I also practice on myself to save me and my family from trips to the doctor that are not necessary, it is a gift but also comes with great responsibility and practice to lead a semi-normal life (because like it or not, we are very DIFFERENT!) Do animals flock to you? In my case, they do and I understand their needs if given enough time with the animal, research, research research... You will learn a lot over the course of a few years with your abilities.
mala (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-20)
I had something like this happen to me lately and it really freaked me out for a while. Since it was someone I did not know very well, I also lost the relationship and it pains me to give up on someone that I so wanted to take care of because I knew how he feels about everything.

I am glad there are others like me because otherwise it is just very lonely to be this way.

But why are we different? What makes us different?
HaruNoTsuki (guest)
14 years ago (2010-08-19)
you have empathy and telepathy, both. Empathy because you can feel ones emotions, telepathy because you can feel the thoughts of others, which is similar but not mind reading. I don't know if it works with you, but meditating helps increase and control you ability. If you meditate, try in a quiet place surrounded by nature. Good luck!
Oracle101 (2 stories) (506 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-18)
Empathy is having the ability to sense other people's feelings, whether physical, mental, or emotional. It can feel draining to you if you do not ground yourself first and cleanse yourself after. You need to rid of the feeling rather than hold onto it or it can overwhelm you.

Oracle101, Psychic and Medium for 43 years

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Lili (111 posts)
14 years ago (2010-08-18)
Well feeling somebody's emotions is called empathy. I think your empathy is just at different level this is why you kind of 'feel' their thoughts.

A gift is a gift. Don't waste it.

Try practising with it. It could help sometime.


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