It's been about three years now that I have been aware of my empathy. I must say thank you who had advised me in my first post, when I was having problems controlling it. It has now become a normal sense to me now, just like touch or sight.
I went to a funeral January for a very close family friend who helped us when we needed it, there was easily a couple hundred people there, and I nearly broke down from it. I couldn't block it out at all, if there's available advice for this, it would be greatly appreciated.
There was a time where I went what I call "emotionally blind", I fell off a horse at a canter, my back was out of alignment, and I couldn't sense feel anything. I felt as though I became blind all the sudden, I don't know if others went though that, but as my back went back into alignment, I regain my sense of empathy again.
I've now found that I feel uncomfortable when talking to someone without sensing their emotions, have I become too relying on this gift? It doesn't change the conversation much unless it's a emotional
Conversation, in that case I feel as if I don't know how my words are effecting them, which has made me unsure if they actually care, or just letting words pass into one ear and out the other.
Still no one knows other than my family, I've considered if I found the right person, to tell them. It would be nice to have someone to know and accept that part of me, because my personality is very effected by my empathy.
The problem with that is the sense of non-belief I predict, possibly from my problems of socializing with kids my age when I was younger? (the religious bullying) Or just the seemingly supernatural part of it, and most don't believe in supernatural things unless it's their religion.