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The Ability To Feel Other People's Emotions

 

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.

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yme (2 posts)
 
6 years ago (2014-08-22)
I wasn't worried about the wording in my previous post. I already knew anyone like me would just scan through it and know what I was saying. Right or Wrong?
yme (2 posts)
 
6 years ago (2014-08-22)
I honestly just scanned all the comments. I am 48 years old and can feel what people think. I always thought I was just messed up but I now realize I am not. I started to party when I was younger not to escape problems but to try to stop hearing others. When I was younger if someone was going to do me wrong I knew it the night before. If I focused on a situation a array of others thoughts would fill my mind. If I played a joke on someone about a weather related event it would actually happen to them. I thought I could stop it by drinking or doing drugs. I hoped it would get weaker as I got older. It is only getting stronger and I don't like it. A friend told me I should take advantage of it. I fear I might someday. I am tired of knowing every non hurtful white lie my wife tells me. It turns into a major problem just cause I know she is lying. If I didn't know about the non adulterating lie she told it wouldn't hurt me. I don't want to know anymore. How do I turn it off. I don't want to take advantage of it. I just want to be normal. Why is it getting stronger? It is affecting everything in my life. I don't want to know what anyone is thinking. I just want the unknown to stay unknown so I can go out in public without feeling everyone. Please help stop feeling the things I don't need to know
MagikHandz (1 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-07-27)
I think there are many of us with this gift that are too shy to come out and speak. We simply walk through life and "feel". I've had the "gift" since birth and never lost it. I am able to fine-tune it somewhat but there are many times that I must seclude myself to "recharge". I cannot tell you how important it is to do this. Do not surround yourself with people with "drama" as this will affect you negatively. Anxiety is usually a prominent co-factor of this so nothing is wrong with you if you ever go through that. With age, you will even-out. Took me forever. Otherwise, when someone walks into a room, you will "know" what they're all about - this can provide some advantages in life (at least for self protection or others' protection). I am currently researching other areas that tie into being an Empath (mine seems to be of a fairly high-scale level). I wish you the best with this, and watch how much you magnetize others' feelings/moods/issues and how it translates to your actual feelings.

Take Care,😁
MH
Mubashir (285 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-03-23)
[at] Leelee.There is nothing wrong with you. Like you I am an empath too, its a great gift but one should know how to use it otherwise its a pain. Negative emotions of people has caused me too much trouble. I can't take time from my daily routines for a good deal of meditation. Emotions of people make me too depress, tired and give me headaches and because of this I can't focus well on my studies. 😢.Anyways you should try meditation. Clear your mind and creat a strong shield that prevents any emotion other than yourself. Hope this help you. Take care and bye.
Leelee (1 posts)
 
9 years ago (2012-03-23)
I am thrilled to have stumbled onto this site. There is terrible feeling thinking, "Am I the only one? Is there something wrong with me?" I have struggled with feeling others emotions for many many years. I am now learning how to shield myself from other's emotions and thoughts. It has been very trying but I will get there.

How do you untie yourself from someone. I can't seem to untwist their emotions from mine, so when they have an occurance in their life, mine is also effected. I will spend days feeling unsettled or emotional only to find out that this person has been having a trying time. It isn't that I don't want to help, but I would love to be able to do it on my terms and for it NOT to make me so ill. (The headaches can become excruciating.)
Drakens (2 posts)
 
10 years ago (2011-05-01)
I also have this gift. It started when I was younger and it is very difficult to control because you cannot choose to feel or not to feel another persons emotion. It is like reading other people's diary without their permission and without your own free will to stop yourself, it has been with me all my life and the difficult times happened when I became a teenager.

Things you feel will not always be positive at times it will be negative. The negative emotions is very hard to deal with because you can feel it like a stab in the back, you can see people wearing their mask even though you know they do not like you or they are lying to you. I am now 22 years old and I am still learning to deal with these emotions. The ability you can feel can also lead to the ability that you can absorb their feelings and it becomes one of your own which is dangerous. You may also end up losing yourself, so the key advice I learned is to know who you are in order to control the ability.

I know deep in my heart that this ability is a gift and not a curse. We can use this ability for the better of ourselves in the future, even if at times we feel insecure because of feeling other people's emotions towards you. It is difficult but it can be of good use. Just remember to know your real feelings and to remember who you are.
maf2192 (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2011-04-23)
I think I have the same thing. These past couple of years have left me completely overwhelmed with other's emotions. A friend was on the verge of suicide and fortunately I was able to help him. The thing that bothers me is that I never know when they are my own emotions or someone else's. For instance, a few days ago I went to church with my parents, and because of a special occasion it was full. When I went in at firt I didn't feel anything, but then I started feeling a strange pressure in the center of my chest. The first word that came to me was "grief", but maybe this was just me experiencing hundreds of emotions at the same time? After a little while I asked my parents to leave, and just leaving the crowded space took away that feeling. If someone could help me with this I would be extremely grateful.:)
i-believe-in-love (7 stories) (36 posts)
 
10 years ago (2011-04-11)
I agree with Adaryn7's advice on shields and meditating. I get so overwhelmed with emotions during tests and examinations that I've literally cried, not because I wasn't prepared, but because of the strong emotions.

I'm glad that you mentioned the part about arousal... I've never been brave enough to mention it but to me it is honestly worse than feeling strong anger. I hate it because I know it's not my emotions and I feel really awkward and... Intrusive.

Anyways, I wish you much luck (:

God Bless,
Lauren ❤
chekaa (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2011-04-10)
Ugh I have the same thing. In fact, some days ago I accidentally tuned in far too deep into someone's emmotions while she was reciting a speech infront of the class. Bad idea. I felt nervous and anxious like if I were to faint 😕 I thought I was going to black out on the dude sitting next to me 😆 would have been funny.
I carry around quartz everywhere I go. I hear from my cousin that it's good to have so you can block out unwanted influences. I wash it with salt every once in a while to renew it.
the_saint (1 posts)
 
10 years ago (2011-04-06)
I have the same gift and use it as adryn explained. Its in my opinion the best way to help someone in need you can literaly save lives
Best of luck email me if you need someone to talk to
The saint
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
+1
10 years ago (2011-04-06)
That's great! You're learning to embrace your natural ability. Empaths can be great helps to the people around them. If someone's going through a hard time, you'll know, and maybe you'll even be able to offer assistance. You have no idea sometimes how much a kind word can lift another person's spirits.

The downside of being an empath is that some can get emotionally overwhelmed, even anxious, with all the emotional activity that's going on around them. For instance, I can't study in my university library during exam time.

A psychic advised me to shield and meditate. Imagine a white light surrounding your body, permeating every fibre and every cell. If you shield yourself daily, you should have far fewer problems.

Hope this helps, feel free to email me
Adaryn7

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