Sorry for double posting but I forgot to include this in my last post so I'm posting it here. I'd really appreciate any comments, because I am so stuck with this.
I've read stories and heard stories about people who are really sensitive to other people's emotions that they are able to guess and tell what another person is feeling at first glance.
This is different in entirely, that's what I think.
Not only am I able to guess, but I am able to feel what other people are feeling, and it bugs me to no end, be it a happy or a sad emotion.
I am usually very cold and aloof, really blunt to other people's emotions, even to my own. But now, I can feel happiness which is not mine, and sorrow which is not mine. Sometimes the sorrow is so great that it really disturbs me. I don't know how am I able to suddenly feel what other people feel, even if I'm not listening to their voice or looking at their faces.
Anybody out there who is an Empath as well, is there a way to control this? For some reason I am especially sensitive to sadness and it's seriously killing me. I think it would have been better if I lived alone but I live in a dorm which is of course, full of people who feel a wide variety of emotions every single second.
And if this has any effect well I live in a country which is FULL of psychic people, and if they're not psychic, they at least believe that people are able to have special powers and all that. Not in the metropolitan areas though, just several small cities (...including the one I am living in now, I just moved 4 months ago)
I really want to be able to control this. I can't go around 'absorbing' other people's sadness all the time, I'll seriously go crazy.