The Empath Dictionary

By Roxanne, 2010-03-13
Here it is...the on going collection that I will sort out and try to keep in some order as it grows. But this is a good place to keep a record of the feedback on our Empath Dictionary thread.

so far thanks to Lynn we have a small collection of Empath Words: ( I have tried to keep descriptions simple and easy to understand, but the words themselves are seem to be self-explanatory.

Empath Dictionary:

Empath-nese - Empath language of communication.

Empathing using Emotional pathways for connection.

Empath Moments - moments of emotional connection and knowing.

Empathic calling an emotional or energetic calling.

Empathiness of or pertaining to Empaths

Empathology - the study of Empathy and Mirror Neurons

Empapression...a powerful empathic/emotional impression

Empathinator -- someone who can crush you with their mind, by accessing your mirror neurons.

empathment - an empath moment of positive or negative affect.

Empathagorically -- speaking in terms of empath related consciousness.

Keep them coming,ladies, this is good stuff.

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Welcome "Back" To the Empath Community

By EliseLebeau, 2011-09-08

We made the move from Ning to Jamroom! Here's what you need to know:

  • Reset your password to Login. Top menu > Login > Forgot Username or Password  This will reset your password. Yes, you can pick the same one you had before!
  • Problem?  Top Menu > Your Username > Report a Problem
  • Forgot something on the old site?  It will be available here until October 13th.
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Charles Dickens surely was an Empath

By Rene'', 2015-11-27
IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
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Empath > people pleaser > unhappy/pain

By Lotusfly, 2016-02-26

Gotta get this out there and it's a blog post so no haters ;) Just have to vent cuz I've learned that writing/talking the words that are in my brain and putting words to my feelings is the only way I heal.

First off, born hs (highly sensitive), awake, with the intuition to heal, a clear mind, and no karma or ego. It doesn't make sense that I would be born this way considering the abuse, addictions, and emotional instability experienced by my birth parents. I felt like an angel in this world and did my best to deal with the horrific reality of the "real world."

It was not in me to hurt another, so through quiet observation, I did all I could to avoid getting hurt and to avoid hurting. This left me in a state of not living, trying to act and do what others and the world expected of me, including what I thought they expected of me through my heightened observation. But people are very wish-washy, so I was often wrong in my guesses, and this left me in a state of perpetual confusion, due to the mixed messages, not just from one person but from society. I didn't know how to act or behave anymore. I was paralyzed by uncertainty. Not because I didn't know what to do, but because I didn't know what I should do. I had been living my life based on what my family, society, and the world thought I should live...all due to pain avoidance.

Now, at 35, I have finally realized that NO ONE knows what's best for me...except for me. Furthermore, I've come to totally disagree with how the majority of society is run, so here I am, still shaken up from living for others, super sensitive to my environment and taking in all the signals (though knowing now that I don't have to act on them), a huge lack of self confidence and self belief/trust, and STUCK in my current situation (disabled, living with my mother), with huge dreams and passions and little ability to carry them out, to act according to what I want because I'm not used to relying just on me and being strong despite what others around me think, or say, or do.

I'm in huge pain right now (fibromyalgia coupled with a slip and fall where I pulled one shoulder muscle a little). I feel like I'm dying with all this pain. But I wanted to write about my distress before I take a nap/rest.

I know the fibromyalgia is stored fear, doubt, negative thoughts and emotions, and just plain holding back and not expressing myself freely and not living life how I want to live it. It's like swimming upstream...a lot of work but not productive. However, the aches and pains and other symptoms I've experienced in the past are definitely my body taking a toll to living my life according to what I think others expect of me. It's like, I'm moving in one direction and my soul wants to go in another, so there is a tug of war and my body gets the brunt of it. (Thoughts and emotions are just as powerful as actions too!)

I've been living my life in constant fear, doubt, worry...and though it seems minor and I'm used to it, it is definitely chronic and adds up!

Though I am sure there is a reason I've lived my life this way so far, and I'm just grateful I realized it when I did...because that means I can change it!! :) BUT...easier said than done. It is not just a switcheroo with me...I learn from experience and mistakes, and living such a fear-based life, debunking my own fears (which are simply thoughts attached to emotion...not reality), I'm learning the last obstacle I have to defeat in my mid-life rebirth, is own limitations...and living the life I want and truly desire. :)

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The Good, The Bad and the Empath

By The Importance of Being Jonny, 2011-09-19

Yesterday, on my way to a friend's house I stumbled across an older woman who was just released from the emergency room from the hospital right across the street. She asked if I could help her with bus fare to get home. My heart went out to her and I could have helped, but I didn't and I felt so bad. I did not have loose change on me, nor could I give her my bus fare card to help with fare as I was headed in a different direction. But I did have a few singles on me that I could have given her which she would have made into change for the bus. When people ask me for money on the street, I'm always cautious and slightly paranoid because it's money and this is Brooklyn, NY. My big heart could easily lead me into danger of being robbed so I oftentimes say I don't have it, even though it's partially true. They may ask for change when I only have bills, but a $5, $10, or $20.

As I told her "I'm sorry, I don't have it", she gave me a look of despair, as if she'd been out there all afternoon. I stood with her for a few seconds and told her to keep asking, I'm sure someone would help her out. I was literally on the verge of tears. I was beating myself up as I walked away. I called myself stupid and kept saying that I felt so bad for continuing her suffering. I REALIZE HER PREDICAMENT IS NOT MY PROBLEM, but I still could have helped and felt so ashamed of myself. This was on my mind until I got home late that evening.

I begged and pleaded to God and Gabriel to give me another chance because how I feel I acted to that woman is not me. I'm always willing to help out, I just don't think the situation through enough. I said, if you gave me another chance to help an individual in need, I would devote my time and money(if I had it) to that person.

This morning as I left for school, I was coming out of the supermarket when I am stopped by a homeless/down on his luck man. I had seen him before around the neighborhood. He, in a soft and low voice, told me his life story. How his wife died of AIDS and gave it to him before she passed. How he is taking care of their child by himself with no help. He went on to say that he's been out there all morning asking for help for what he needed from the supermarket but no one would stop to help him because of how he looked.

He said he's a devout Baptist and he believes in the power of the Lord very much. He talks to God everyday about his problems but once in a while, he wants to talk to someone who will answer back. He came up to me and said I look like a kind and understanding gentleman and that he knows I have a big, helping heart and that he just wanted someone to listen to his story. It just so happens I left home 30 mins early for class so I did have some extra time to stop and chat with him.

I intended on going to the bank to make a small deposit of $40. It was nothing big, but I wanted to deposit it anyway. After the guy told me his story he politely asked me if I could help him by buying some baby formula for him, something no one wants to help him with. I knew what had happened was this was a chance at redeeming myself so to speak because I felt so bad that I didn't help someone when I had the money. The formula came up to $34. I was shocked as hell baby formula costs so much, but like always when someone asks me to buy something for them, if I have the money, I will get it for them and I had it.

He was very happy and I told him God bless and never worry about the unkind people in the world, there will always be someone out there willing to help out if they can. I'm glad I was there for him because I can't even articulate how bad I felt the day before with the look in that woman's eyes. To help someone out is such a good feeling for me. If I'm sad, I will be uplifted. It's that sorta thing that makes me smile. In addition to helping the man out, I had a fabulous day.

Blessed be,


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My empathy

By The Importance of Being Jonny, 2010-11-12

You Scored as Communication Empath: As a Communication Empath, you possess the ability to feel emotions from fictional characters in books, games, movies/TV and from works of art.

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Communication Empath: As a Communication Empath, you possess the ability to feel emotions from fictional characters in books, games, movies/TV and from works of art.
Balanced Empath: As a Balanced Empath, you possess a blend of the other Empath types, balanced and unified in working as one. You possess the ability to lead and to teach others.
Human Empath: As a Human Empath, you possess the ability to connect with other people on an empathic level, allowing you to feel their emotion as though they were your own.
Healer Empath: As a Healer Empath, you possess the gift of healing and the ability to transmute pain into light.
Clairvoyant Empath: As a Clairvoyant Empath, you have the ability to pick up on and see events that have not yet happened, through your empathic link with others.
Animal Empath: As an Animal Empath, you possess the ability to feel the emotions of animals within yourself.
Energy Empath: As an Energy Empath, you possess the ability to feel subtle changes in energy from things like spirits, places, crystals, auras, plants, and/or the weather.
Physical Empath: As a Physical Empath, you possess the ability to feel another person's physical pain as though it were your own.
I feel that this is true, because I sense emotions and intentions from fictional characters more than I identify with real people. But I guess some of everything in this list is true of me because I have my days when I experience a lot and other days when I experience nothing.
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Updated January 15th 2016 by linking a revised document. The updated attachment:
a) Emphasizes grounding at the start of the exercise
b) Includes instructions about focusing (NOT concentrating)
c) Renames the exercise The Light Projector (was Conduit of Divine Energy).

Many people on the EC are challenged with picking up other people's stuff. Certainly it was what brought me to this site in October 2012. Since recognizing what was happening to me I have been able to move from being an empath, in a passive receptor mode, to becoming a healer in an active mode of sending healing energy to others. I believe it to be a transition that many, if not most, empaths can make. Also, most importantly, it is a change enables us to heal ourselves as it helps to protect us from being dazed and confused by other people's emotions that we often mistakenly think are our own, and it helps us heal the planet along the way!

My notes around this work, and the core exercise that I was given to share, are in a paper I have titledThriving As An Empath

Special thanks to Julie Barry, Bing Haley and Jen P for your support in helping me write this paper. Thank you to all the many dozens of other people on this site who have extended their trust in me over the last year by letting me practice my healing and clearing techniques with them. You know who you are! I hope I can continue to help you! And, as always, my gratitude to Elise for creating this site.

Our planet is in the middle of a huge transition, something that is becoming more evident every day. As empaths, we need to make the transition to being healers for ourselves so that we don't get sucked into the mire of everybody else's emotions as they go through the planetary changes. We need to make the transition to being healers for everybody else to help them through these changes. We need to make the transition to being healers to support each other as healers though these changes so that we are strong together to do the work we were born to do.

We chose to live in interesting times. Please enjoy Thriving As An Empath

I look forward to reading your responses.

With blessings, Trevor

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Empath Quiz 1 Results: Are you an Empath?

By Christina Rogers, 2013-12-02

You Scored as Certified Empath

You are a natural born Empath! You are haunted by the calling of "the others" and walk in silence between the busy and the distracted. You qualify for certification by the School of Empath Psychology. From the Book of Storms Series newsletter on Yahoo! Groups.

Potential Empath
Certified Empath
Unbonded Empath
An Intuitive
Not an Empath
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The Made By Empaths Store

By EliseLebeau, 2011-09-09
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Are you an Impaired Empath?

By EliseLebeau, 2011-09-09

The Empath Survival Program
7 Life Saving Techniques for Empaths 

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