Just joined this group as am interested in finding like-minded people. My name is Suzie & I am not sure if I'm an empath or not, but I seem to fit a lot of the criteria to be one.
I warn you now, I can be very prolific. I have kept a diary since I was 13 (Im now 45) & it has saved my life, since I didnt have any outlets growing up (unhappy childhood) & wrote all my thoughts & feelings in the diary. Im a very sensitive soul & tend to attract likeminded people. This isnt always a good thing, as we can clash a lot if I get too involved with someone. I have a serious lack of balance with emotions, its all or nothing a lot of the time & that can cause me untold problems.
I think I could be an empath (from what Ive read). Im extremely sensitive to other peoples emotions, can pick up on their sensitivity or vulnerability & it attracts me to them. I call it a connection & it brings out the caring in me. It doesnt have to be verbal or physical, it cannot & is never communicated through words or actions, since neither happen for it to bepresent. The only way I can describe it really, is that I feel it as a subconsciously projected emotion.
My 4 main trats are intensity, passion, depth & loving & due to me lacking no or very little balance, I have to be careful because they can overpower.Two people Ive been involved with in the past one I helped accept touch as a good thing, not something that can hurt, another I helped become loving, open & calmer just by loving them unconditionally.
But I do have a nasty temper & lots of buried anger due to my past. I have had counselling to help me release feelings as they happen instead of bottling them up, which has helped me a lot over the last few years, but I do still feel I have a lot of unresolved issues, so am still working on them.
Hope I haven't put anyone off. but wouldn't be surprised if I have, since I tend to due to my lack of balance & overpowering emotions that I can't always control.
updated by @suze-rockluvva: 12/27/17 06:08:07PM