What do I do?
updated by @emmy-long: 10/30/17 09:43:50AM
It sounds like you're just not ready, yet. It's like your hesitancy met her hesitancy.
I don't think what she said was arrogant or that she wasn't an empath; she was stating her belief. There are many in the metaphysical community that believe that all of us have the ability to be empaths and to be psychic depending on what we choose and, to some extent, how we are "wired". Some have their abilities set on "high" and others are on "low".
People want different things in these groups; some want to work on their abilities and others just want some type of community. So, there will be different expectations. Also, people have very different beliefs, not just in the one you mentioned above but in empath vs. psychic. I'm only mentioning this because you used the word "psychic". Many in the EC make a clear distinction between the two; other groups do not. All I'm saying is that you will encounter people with very different points of view.
They always say "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear" so, I think when you really feel ready, you will meet others and make friends. You're just dipping your toes in the water right now.
Although her answer was kind of cold-blooded, I agree with her that there are many more empaths out there than you might guess. A lot of them don't know they're empaths.
I've had empath friends in the past (although I didn't realize it until now) and a few in the present. They can be wonderful or horrible. Just because you have one thing in common doesn't mean you'll have everything in common.