I'm not entirely sure about whether or not I count as anything, to be honest. I've always been told Im too "soft skinned," and "take everything to heart." It's hard to explain, but I cant help it. There are times I can feel a physiological response to other's emotions. I always thought it was just sincerity, but no one else seems to feel this way. Sometimes it gets to the point I feel as though my rib cage will collapse on on itself. And I've always thought I was crazy, but if I'm "in tune" I guess one could say with someone, if I change the way I'm feeling (like a mind over matter type thing), I can induce a similar change in them.Example: The first time I noticed I was breaking up with my boyfriend who had cheated on me (more on that in a minute). I was leaving and he freaked. Threatened suicide all kinds of crazy. But the weird part was I also started to freak out. As I said earlier the chest pressure, my heart literally ached, I broke out in a sweat. I took a deep breath, and thought "I don't have time for this. Stop." And I did. And he did. He even helped me pack. Then a friend of mine was crying over this jerk she was dating. We were laying in her bed, and it happened again. Chest pressure, physical heart pain, and I started crying. Well I was supposed to be there for her. This was her trouble. "Why am I crying? I have nothing to cry about. This has nothing to do with me." And o know this sounds far fetched, but the feeling went away then she suddenly had the epiphany; "Why am I crying? I deserve better. He's a loser. He's not worth crying over." I mean I know this sounds unrealistic, but I've played around some, and I get the same results every time... Can anyone tell me if I'm an "empath," or something else, or if I'm stupid and Have had a long string of simple coincidences.Thanks in advance!
updated by @steven: 10/31/17 05:51:59AM