From a very young age I have had the ability to feel the emotions and feelings of those around me. This is something I have had virtually all my life...
I can't tell you when it started as it may have started before I was consciously aware of it, but it's only now (and I am 23) that I am starting to understand it and face the fact I can't change it.
If I am in a room with someone I am flooded with their emotions and feelings. I don't mind so much being around someone who is happy or has another kind of positive feeling as when I feel their emotion and it's positive I get a nice warm feeling myself. I know exactly what emotion they are feeling but all positive feelings make me warm and floaty. If the person is feeling negative such as anger, fear, anxiety and other such like emotions then again I can pinpoint their exact feeling but it makes my whole body vibrate, I've even been known to shake if the emotion is strong.
One of the most embarrassing emotions to feel coming off someone is arousal. I can feel if someone is aroused which makes me uncomfortable as it's like I am prying on something that is very personal.
I have never told anyone about my 'ability' as I didn't want to end up in a padded room, but when I contacted a tarot reader in regards to finding some answers about when I would conceive she had more to tell me about myself than I expected. She told me about my 'gift' and told me not to fight it but to embrace it. This is difficult for me but having recently told my dad what was going on he told me my mum has the same thing. I spoke to my mum and she told me my nan (her mum) had the same thing.
Now I know it's something that is a part of me and not something that is wrong with me I want to learn more about it.
Through the power of being able to feel someone elses emotion I can also tell if someone is lying or telling the truth, and every now and then I have a dream about something that turns out to be true. Usually about the past though, not the future.