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Loving & Understanding an Empath.
Alex Myles
Via Alex Myles <>
on May 21, 2015
Empath’s are unique personality types, their sensory levels are
always on high alert, they are incredibly intuitive and their
awareness and sensitivity to the energy levels that vibrate around
them are extremely high.
If an empath senses something, they are not often wrong. If they think
someone’s lying or that something is just “not right” you can bet your
last dollar that they are not wrong.
Therefore, a basic understanding of this mystical and quite magical
creature is highly beneficial.
Empaths have quite a few little quirks, traits and characteristics that
are worth knowing about, and gaining a better understanding of, so that
any relationship that is formed has a strong survival chance and also so
that it thrives.
Empaths can be deeply misunderstood. It can take a little time to get to
know them before they fully unravel and until their true magnificent
spirit receives the opportunity to shine.
Love with an empath will be intense as they are energetically sensitive,
therefore they will pick up on everything and anything that is happening
around them. Regardless of whether emotions have been outwardly
expressed, empaths will experience their partner’s emotions as deeply as
they feel their own.
It is impossible to try to hide true feelings when romantically involved
with an empath as they will likely have figured them out long before the
person feeling them has. Empaths are highly intuitive yet sometimes fail
to trust their inner voice as too many people have previously tried to

if they receive this from a partner. and this serves to add salt to their wounds. Again. When an empath feels hurt. Whilst this can teach an empath a lot about unconditional love and also an immense amount about self-preservation. An empath will fail to understand why others do not give out care. However hard it is to handle. Others may ridicule and belittle the empaths desire to reach out and make a difference.wrongly convince them that their gut feelings were wrong. it is also a deeply painful learning process. trust and loyalty come before anything else. affection and the empath’s good nature with no care for giving any return. Empaths will fall into the hands of those who want to take advantage of their somewhat naïve and caring nature. their strength in relationships is found where honesty. they would rather be told things straight than told a lie. The true spirit of an empath wants to give and receive love in abundance. Empaths like truth. If it’s one thing that empaths are amazing at it is dealing with a brutally raw and honest relationship. a bond for life will very likely form. consideration and affection freely and why other people can so easily turn a blind eye to heartbreak and suffering when healing is what is required. Being a little naïve and trusting at times. There will be many who will want to take the love. the little nagging voice in the empath’s head will not subside until the reality and truth has been fully uncovered. injustice and inequalities. an empath’s heart will be broken constantly and they will bleed endlessly for cruelty. It can also lead to an empath to feelings of unworthiness and also . this is only true when they have been deceived so many times they feel that their only option is protection. Although the truth isn’t always pretty. it is much nicer than spending days and nights trying to make sense of all the complicated energies and subliminal messaging systems that are going on. However. even if it is a white one. This can be an amazingly powerful thing and this energy is exactly what the world needs. this can also be a deeply painful way to exist. what they need most is loving support and understanding so that they know they are not alone in wanting to use some of their powerful energy to heal and make changes in the world. One of the most tragic parts about the empaths character is that all too often the love is cast out in all the wrong places. this is another sharp lesson and one that can cause an empath to develop a sense of mistrust and what leads to protecting their emotions with barriers and brick walls. Not everyone sees the world the way an empath views it and because of this. Empaths feel the pain and sorrow of the whole world and feel that they want to heal and fix the world up and make things better for all concerned. Empaths can be perceived as having hearts that are caged in. causing them to lose faith in the power they hold within that alerts them to any perceived signs of danger. Although. the empath has doubted themselves and pushed aside their intuition. though they are only able to do this when they feel safe and secure that they are in a safe place to open the door and allow the love to flow. Although they can be rather delicate creatures on some levels. That being said.

they may find a resonance with music. it is far easier to understand that an empath loves all things at great levels of intensity and they need outside interests to survive and feel alive. while there’s a little chance an empath will let you fully in to their special interest. though the fire only fully rages when an empath exists in a sacred place within which they feel secure enough to glow. ensure the empath is shown love in the form of actions. The best way to fully connect with an empath is by creating a safe and solid platform to build a future upon. and once that connection has been made. unless they are followed through. on the outside they can appear incredibly strong. art. an understanding that their interests are significantly important can really make life a whole lot easier. this can sometimes be difficult for others to understand. An empath gives off a powerful and energetic fuel of love. although. Whatever it is that has captured the mind of an empath will be become sacred in their hearts. Words will mean little to an empath.low-self esteem. reading. as once they have depleted their energy reserves to such a low level by giving and not understanding how to protect themselves in the process. Asking an empath to choose may not give the desired outcome that would be hoped for. they can end up with a broken heart and with very little faith in mankind. Yoga. Empaths thrive on trust. Respect and understanding for another’s alone time can make or break a relationship with an empath. loyalty and dependability. plenty of space. they only know how to give. Their intuition will quickly pick up on something done with poor intent. and freedom to explore and submerge in their chosen activity is the easiest way to deal with this. it is far more likely they will gain more pleasure when they are wrapped up in . it can become immensely difficult to repair them. Once bitten. There is no need to feel ostracised or unwelcome. To love someone who is an empath means to recognise that they thrive when the flames are turned up. As empaths are highly passionate people. however. Show them these things and the relationship will be very difficult to break. twice shy where an empath is concerned. delicate and immensely vulnerable creatures on the inside. once burnt. Empaths are soft. so that the circle of love flows freely. Space. Due to their creative side. writing. humanitarian causes or other similar interests. If cracks appear through mistrust and deceit. they find it very difficult to forget deep wounds and to continue a relationship once foundations are rocked. meditation. so to ensure the relationship is one of balance and is also harmonious. An empath will not want or expect anyone else to dive as deeply into their interests as they do. light and radiance. dance. they will often find a strong connection to a hobby or interest that others will find impossible to penetrate. the heart will be break if it has to be severed. Empaths will immerse themselves in their hobbies and lose themselves completely and sometimes this can feel as though their interests are the only things that matter to them. activism. not down. The heart quickly gets connected to passionate interests. Although they will have a deep attachment to their passions. It is not in an empaths nature to take. or if a person’s words are inauthentic.

finding that their partner’s energy forms a soothing welcome block and temporary release from the energies that surround. nightclubs. and they will very likely lose all track of time. it is just simply how the empath’s heart and spirit operate. and they have the freedom and space to fly. possibly alone. incredibly loving and spiritually awakening relationship for both involved. As empaths are sensitive to energy. If situations like this occur regularly. It possibly won’t last for too long. An empath will likely need to hold on to their partner’s hand or arm during such occasions. will prefer to take flight and remove themselves from the weight that the energy is bearing down on them. After attending any social function an empath may feel completely drained and the effects can be temporarily debilitating. This is not selfish or inconsiderate. take up interests separately rather than allowing resentment or frustration to build. the cinema or anywhere where there is a large crowd of people. After attending any kind of social situation. Places such as supermarkets. it is intense and they will very likely wish to delve as deeply into it as is possible. they can very easily lose their self-control if they become absorbed in the negative and toxic energy that surrounds them. Passions are a great energy release and empaths will possibly feel as though they zone-out while immersed. The empath personality type is a unique and extremely enchanting gift to the by themselves. will be very draining for an empath. meaning that all an empath will want to do is sleep or rest. They are very sensitive to light and sound. If they have a connection to something. As long as their wings are not clipped. confident and balanced person to form a solid mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship with an empath. Allow them to take pleasure in it. it will take a very secure. their worst-case scenarios are confrontations and aggressive situations. it has the opportunity to be a deeply rewarding. and with the free time this has created. so these things can also have a detrimental and draining effect on an empath’s psyche. A connection with an empath can be a blessing and one of the greatest gifts from the universe as it offers the opportunity to look at the world through the lens of a kaleidoscope. Although under normal circumstances they are one of the least violent and aggressive characters. they will need downtime to recharge and to balance out their own energy fields. as empaths are known to move quickly from one interest to another once the initial burning desire of connection eventually simmers down. Everything that may have once seemed normal for a relationship will be turned upside down as a new understanding and perspective is learned and the unconscious mind is preened open. until the absorbing effects of the occasion have worn off. All in all. it can eventually lead empaths to become introverted and homebodies as they prefer the safety of their own environment where they are not subjected to the rise and fall of other people’s energies. Empaths are fight or flight characters who more often than not. At times it may feel like being in the company of a magically gifted .

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you are absolutely spot on. pain. It can take me days to recuperate and i even feel ill with no explanation. When you say in this article that going out into society drains us. You are about to flag this comment as being medical one anyway lol.%200)> . +5 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(> Admin Options <javascript:showHideOpts().<javascript:%20IDC. it will absolutely take a very strong man to understand who i really am for me to ever be in a full time relationship. and an empath and that causes me to just KNOW when im being lied> | Edit profile <http://intensedebate.> Last Activity <javascript:%20sortComments(2). Thank you so much for validating what ive known for years. health conditions. Ive known for years that im an Empath because i have always picked up other peoples> * Logged in as <http://intensedebate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. and other things. etc.Go to profile <http://elephantjournal.%200)> s avatar .com/editprofile> | Logout <http://intensedebate.. And. Thank you for your> <http://intensedebate.$( IDfrmHeaderWPLogin ). The blog admin will be notified. or used or really truly loved. yes.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ +8 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973111247. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(972982774)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(972982774)> 2 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(972982774).> Loading comments. I am a medium.submit()> Dashboard <http://intensedebate. agoraphobic.> Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date <javascript:%20sortComments(1)./> /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment972982774>/ Wow!! This explains me to the letter!! I have been called a hermit./> patty gates <http://elephantjournal.> Rating <javascript:%20sortComments(0).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(972982774.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973111247.

Great read and spot on!! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973142097)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973142097)> 1 reply <javascript:%20collapseThread(973142097).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973142097..Go to profile <http://theyogimatt. I found myself substituting the word "human" for "empath".com/> /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973111247>/ Alex. Thanks for sharing! Would you be so kind as to say Matt Giordano and Rebecca Rasmussen are the people in the photo. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973171476)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973171476)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973171476).com/> Matt Giordano <http://theyogimatt.> /· active 46 weeks ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973171476. At times.> /· active 35 weeks ago/ +4 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973142097.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973171476.> /· active 46 weeks ." all other labels for me. it wasn t an easy decision for us to be totally vulnerable and pose in front of a camera for the world to see so we would be totally grateful for the acknowledgement our artistry as well. Thanks lovely and keep sharing your heart Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973111247)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973111247)> 2 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973111247).%200)> Serena Simi s avatar Serena Simi /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973171476>/ Touched by the accuracy of this post. at others "introverts" and yet others "Capricorn.s avatar .and found that it described many conditions.%200)> Patti s avatar Patti /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973142097>/ I only wish I had been enlightened decades ago. This is a key. this is a beautiful article and I totally appreciated the clarity it brings to those of us that feel so deeply.

ago/ Loading. I felt this inexplicable draw to my boyfriend for 12yrs before we dated and I have to say I am so lucky to have a man who loves me unconditionally. Although.> /· active 46 weeks . each other s energy. I have been in love with a fellow empath.Trusting people is so hard when you are an empath. Alex. I actually got genetic testing done and found out I am one of the few people with the empathy gene. And we have allowed each other to wander freely in each other s heart and soul. He is the same as me. for over two years now in a mostly long-distance relationship. +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973195482. for helping us understand the beauty of what we have. I always have my friends asking me for adivce on their problems and it is draining.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973195482. But my boyfriend keeps me grounded.%200)> Lorin s avatar Lorin /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973214807>/ An amazing read.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973214807. And sometimes draining. it is a truly magical> missyshimmy <http://intensedebate. when we are connected.. she did not realize she was one until I told her. As you> 22p /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973195482>/ As an empath myself it was really difficult to find an eprson who loves me unconditionally but i found it. I wonder how many empaths have this gene too. He may not be happy about me avoiding certain situations but he is ok with it. Becky. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973214807)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973214807)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973214807).%200)> missyshimmy s avatar . The biggest thing we are dealing with right now is how to give each other enough space to be our authentic selves. Thank you. He always tries to calm me down when I need it and is there for the really tough times.Go to profile <http://intensedebate. it is a grueling energy-depleting ordeal. But when we are slightly disconnected. It is uncanny how we sense each other s presence.> /· active 43 weeks ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973214807. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973195482)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973195482)> 1 reply <javascript:%20collapseThread(973195482).

it feels like 1. or poverty! Speak up if you re there! I think what bothers me the most is that your hypersensitive readers will self-identify as "empath" and then use that as an excuse to keep themselves insulated. and all humans share these qualities to varying degrees. Living a life of being misunderstood is how an empath feels constantly. just as there are many types of creativity. but I think we can all agree it s implied for the subset you believe you re describing.%200)> Amelie s avatar Amelie /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973363132>/ "They are very sensitive to light and sound. loss. I know that you would agree if I asserted these characteristics of "empaths" are not mutually exclusive. I would love to hear from an individual who considers him/herself an empath and has also confronted major hardship. Maybe I ll be wrong? Thanks for writing it anyway. An empath will likely need to hold on to their partner’s hand or arm during such occasions. And what does it mean if someone is not an empath? Are they a dullard? A less sensitive or intuitive person? There are many. finding that their partner’s energy forms a soothing welcome block and temporary release from the energies that surround. Thank you. I m so happy people have this opportunity to see it from our side! My heart does break and bleed. and not all empaths are incapable of navigating places like grocery stores without their significant other? It is possible to be sensitive to the tones and moods of people around you without also being hypersensitive to things like gluten. sound.ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973349015.) It all just reeks of a hypersensitivity born out of an insulated existence. so these things can also have a detrimental and draining effect on an empath’s psyche. many types of intuition.%200)> Krista s avatar Krista /· 46 weeks ago <#IDComment973349015>/ You nailed it. and confrontations. .%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973349015.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973363132.> /· active 46 weeks ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973363132." And yet.000 times a day. A true blessing and a curse.) Good vibes to you! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973349015)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973349015)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973349015). (I know you didn t mention gluten.

%200)> Gwen s avatar Gwen /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973482273>/ YES!! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973482273)> Reply . :-) Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973363132)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973363132)> 10 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973363132).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment( has inspired a new perspective for me.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973482273.> /· active 3 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973472400.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973476082. Thank you so much for enlightening me! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973472400)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973472400)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973472400).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973476082.%200)> Kristen Wilmot s avatar Kristen Wilmot /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973472400>/ Wow! Now I understand my friend better! She s most definitely an empath. how can I possibly help her. You described her to a tee. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973476082)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973476082)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973476082). She s much too young to explain protection to.%200)> JB s avatar JB /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973476082>/ I did not know I was an empath until recently.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973482273. I see this in my 4yr old granddaughter.

%200)> Donna s avatar Donna /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973546531>/ This is me .I always am very intuitive and sense other people s pain . for sharing this. I knew it was coming..%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973578435..%200)> Kat s avatar Kat /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973607442>/ Thank you so very much.%200)> Firefly s avatar Firefly /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973578435>/ I find that I have to be very careful about owning things that are second hand as I can feel the energy from previous owners.<javascript:%20showReply(973482273)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973482273).saving this Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973546531)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973546531)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973546531).. It s difficult because I m not always in the financial position to own things that are brand new.husband doesn t even know. I don t tell people that I am an Empath. I used to be scared and confused about being an Empath.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ +2 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973607442. I am just now discovering that I am an empath and not just an unlovable freak that .he doesn t believe in these things. I was sent a book a few weeks ago.possibly similar people. I picked up a lot of energy from that book. Amazing great article .and get exhausted when I go out to concerts or big crowds or even out with friends I need down time .> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973546531. I can even pick up energy on things that people have touched. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973578435)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973578435)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973578435).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973607442. but not so much now.. In my mid-40s...> /· active 45 weeks ago/ +1 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973578435. There are a small amount of people who have picked up on it though. Alex. Before I even received the book.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973546531.

they apologize or want to know how I knew. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973657507)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973657507)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973657507). I have learned and became an expert at turning my switch on and off. even though its painful with some people. Some have labeled me as weird. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973607442)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973607442)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973607442). Thank you Alex for this wonderful article. Peace and love to you. full of it. Thank you. I completely dim the light with them and never turn it on again. is that I tent to forgive (never forget) those that have stabbed me and been intrusive in some ways. I cannot express how comforting it was for your piece to help me realize that I am not alone and that it is possible for me to find someone who can understand and love me just the way I am.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973657507. I guess I like to give second chances to certain people and I try to see the positive in way too sensitive and has a knack for choosing to love people who can t (or choose not to) return it to me. Then when they realize I was right. This includes when I have removed myself from someones life.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973657507. strange.%200)> Darinka s avatar Darinka /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973657507>/ Incredible. I think the only one thing that I would add to myself personally.%200)> Julianna s avatar Julianna /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973725497>/ What about empaths who drink to dilute their sensitivities? Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973725497)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973725497)> . After a second or third chance. I always hope they have changed in some way.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973725497.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973725497. not realizing I speak from the heart. because of their negative-toxic energy. Much gratitude for reaching out to me and other sensitive souls. even though deep down inside I know they haven t. even called me a fibber or story teller. I don t think anyone has described me this well and with so much detail.

what would happen if they harnessed their abilities. a tutorial on the subject of Me. Remember a fully aware society can be destructive. You believe that the empath is just suffering. Another episode I highly recommend you watch. True empath are maybe 4% of the population. dear one.Go to profile <> Kathrine <http://www.%200)> s avatar . to learn to split from negative energies instead of allowing them to pervade. While various aspect of your essay are true . That is the current task upon me. Right now they are relegated to airy fairy notions so they are ignored. You fail to mention that many true empath are aware of their gift/curse depending how you look at it.> /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973792112>/ Yes! Finally. They are at a disadvantage.coachofalifetime. This isn t like LGBT issues. Do you see parralel in our society? The sales person you can t say no to.. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973792112)> .%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973792112. I m so glad I m not alone. Their (LGBT identities) do not adversely affect people. What you are describing for the most part is highly sensitive people or empathic. though of course I knew that already..%200)> kay s avatar kay /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973790771>/ Hello I think you are confused and doing a diservice to true empath.1 reply <javascript:%20collapseThread(973725497).coachofalifetime..%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973790771.> /· active 41 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973790771. Star trek voyager empath are rounded up and destroyed by a fearful species. Empaths do. In one episode of star trek next generation an ambassador concealed his empath abilities and shamelessly exploited non empath.. Empaths have the ability to read people. see lies. You need a balanced approach when discussing this topic. Some empath shamelessly use their abilities on the non empath. One only has to watch Sci fi shows like star trek to see what could happen when telepathy and empath are exposed to a general population.etc.> /· active 37 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973792112.. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973790771)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973790771)> 2 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973790771). and manipulate people based upon their emotions. the charismatic politician. I thank you for the affirmations here. You paint an untrained highly confused empath. .

but circular. "I was one within and one without while living in a dream I had no doubt. Just give us a safe place to "be who we will become" and we will do the rest. Empaths can learn to allow that light in and tap into "the" source. often strange. Sometimes we are forced to live lives where the absolute strange and unusual is a daily occurrence. and this is the blessing and curse -. They see so much more than the rest of the crowd. I joke about driving with an empath who drives by some strange be able to see what people really need and not be able to give it to them. Logic is our enemy and we make decisions by already knowing.%200)> s avatar .. I had a near death experience and that world was much more real than this one is to me now. feelings is the best gift we can ever have. and if something does not affect us spiritually it is of little use or concern.> /· active 38 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up ." I wrote that 50 years ago.Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973792112)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973792112). "many empaths are "shamans. We are healers.and oftentimes scary as we confront our true natures (like the silverback gorilla). and can heal with sensuousness. and it can be easy to see things coming. Time for us is not linear. Blessings. unless they are really ready.. and the "demons" people are afraid to face (actually angels healing us to become unfettered and joyful.Go to profile <http://none/> James von Tungeln <http://none/> /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973797428>/ To sum up so much of your article. The dream world is powerful.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973797428.and it is more true today than yesterday. Many empaths are INFP s on the Myer-Briggs. Many of us are forced to live literally in two worlds. And life will never be boring. it would be easy to just say. Sometimes they are the "Magic Man" of song fame.) Just having giving us empathy about our unusually strong. Make us feel safe! Don t try to understand us.. However. it is an extremely lonely way of life. We have visions that are often a "time frame" of something that will happen. and see beyond the beyond (if we have the courage and stamina). We see all the needless pain. Many of us deep down are very spiritual. and you will even be blessed to ride along with them." or have many of the same characteristics. That just makes us nervous. I once wrote that the only way the moth can avoid the flame is having a brighter light within. and often find serendipity. Jim VT Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973797428)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973797428)> 1 reply <javascript:%20collapseThread(973797428).> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(973797428.

I think the difference between empaths and non empaths regardless of their "introverted/extroverted" tendencies is that there is a need for sorting out self and other after the experience of interactions like these. For me.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(974261663. But for me.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(974127623. Now I can see that actually I am beautiful and authentic and that I am actually a ridiculously nice person . holding onto the arm of someone close to me in the crowd as you describe in the article would just be more stimuli to sort through.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(974127623. The "blindsiding" that occurred all of my life is explained!!! I think I have played a bit of a victim . For those of us who are extroverted empaths.and I don t enjoy that.the reaction of others is their issue/suspicion and I am fine!!! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(974127623)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(974127623)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(974127623).%200)> Veronica Toohey s avatar Veronica Toohey /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment974127623>/ This article is exactly me and I can see exactly how I have soaked up and taken on board what others say I m SUPPOSED to be! I am now struggling to release all the build up of others misunderstanding of me. going to crowds can be a way of being in the swim of a lot of different peoples energies and can actually be a great way to distract or delight through other peoples/beings energies.I just could NOT understand why. being around a lot of different energies can feel life giving rather than overwhelming. Now I know why I have had major outbursts as I ve become older . when I genuinely and spontaneously do "nice" things and embrace the empathetic path (even if it hurt me) . I do think that there are more "extroverted" empaths and "introverted" empaths.%201)> Vote down .that others still were suspicious or judged me as inauthentic!!! I was (am still a little) so incredibly hard on myself. However. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(973833063)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(973833063)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(973833063).%200)> Chuck s avatar Chuck /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment973833063>/ I resonate with almost all of this. Practices such a sheilding and grounding would help me more with overwhelm then adding the energy of a beloved.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(973833063. And often this process looks similar for all types of empaths.<javascript:%20voteComment(973833063.

yoga. Even my own son does not believe I can feel words in something written. I don t normally read.%200)> Dan s avatar Dan /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment974261663>/ Well. Or you re shy.<javascript:%20voteComment(974261663. I don t always meditate. I think this is a fantastic. but I believe this is also misleading about all empaths. I ve NEVER done yoga (and don t plan on starting). sometimes it was a roller coaster. I m an empath and no more than about half of this pertains to me. I don t normally write. etc.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(974279546. Thank you! Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(974279546)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(974279546)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(974279546). informative article. & just doing what my heart feels not even asking why was the best step ever to learning about myself. We re not all miserable and super-sensitive to the point we can t deal with everybody and everything around us.%200)> Cece s avatar Cece /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment974279546>/ I have always known I was an empath. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(974261663)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(974261663)> 1 reply <javascript:%20collapseThread(974261663).%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(974357976. what s the point. For so many years walked this life being questioned why do I reach out to people to help if I don t get anything in return. coping mechanism or . no I just see thru the B.S & don t want to hurt their feelings. I don t always mind crowds or being around people. I live my life like any other person. I don t always like participating in my hobbies alone. lol Yes. I don t always need to "recharge" after being around crowds.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ +1 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(974357976.%200)> Monica s avatar Monica /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment974357976>/ I m so blessed a friend shared this on Face Book. but this explains to me so much about ME and my life. Dove into feet to head in spiritual journey 3 years ago and never looked back from meditation. Describes us divinely & we should start an empath club not only for support but to bring the tribe together.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(974279546. I m just simply an empath.

com <javascript:%20showWPLogin(). What a quandary.Go to profile <http://chicksquad. Your article gave me some clarity. Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(974586596)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(974586596)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(974586596). But it drained me and my relationships suffered. love & light my sister.%20 previous )>3 <javascript:%20IDPageLoad(2.just letting loose idk but happier than I ve ever been relationship or not it will all come at it s time.> * Login to WordPress.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 0 Vote up <javascript:%20voteComment(974586596. I am now at the point I can t trust anyone and feel more alone than I ever have.> . I found I was with people that I wanted to help. :) I feel God has given this gift for a reason not only to teach about unconditional love but to heal pacha mama for the next generations to come. I m just at anyone lone standstill anyone lines to what to do next. I always knew I had a great deal of empathy and entered into a long career I n law enforcement to help people. My Jesus complex is overwhelming.%201)> Vote down <javascript:%20voteComment(> Christine <http://chicksquad. I m meditating and staying centered. or login: * Login to IntenseDebate <javascript:%20showLogin(). but had only interest in getting what they could financially from me.%20 previous )>Next » <javascript:%20IDPageLoad(1. :) Report <javascript:%20showReportBox(974357976)> Reply <javascript:%20showReply(974357976)> 0 replies <javascript:%20collapseThread(974357976).net/> /· 45 weeks ago <#IDComment974586596>/ Thank you.%20 previous )> Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest.> /· active 45 weeks ago/ 12 <javascript:%20IDPageLoad(1. I feel if I retreat I m not doing what I was put on this Planet to do.%200)> s avatar . Thank you so much for writing this.. so I thank yup for that.

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