Hey guys. I've recently delved into the world of the empath and I'm trying to figure out whether I am one or just an intovert.
I'm not always introverted, but I easily feel bombarded by other people's stuff when I interact with them. At times I also feel like I am thinking other people's thoughts; Or I'll have a thought or opinion about something I wouldn't normally care about, but I feel it really strongly, which happens after I interact with people or have been thinking about them. I also get this odd feeling sometimes of 'turning' into someone; i will be working or doing something like walking down the street or sitting down or even talking to people and I feel like I am becoming another person (a person that I know or I've seen on t.v. etc) - I physically like them. Like my body has morphed. i feel like I take on their characteristics and attitude/unique energy. It doesn't last long, but it is a bit of a trip.
Anyway, more specifically to what i wanted to discuss: I regularly go to see someone for an injury I sustained. Been seeing them for a while, and only recently I've started feeling the sort of anticipation you feel when you're infatuated with someone and you get kind nervous/excited to see them and all that.
I'm extatically married and there are no problems there, so I can't pinpoint some sort of lack I might be trying to fill. So it's been bugging me as to 'why'. It isn't the first time something like this has happened. Before I met my husband these sorts of things got me into a bit of trouble. I would say that what has changed is I've recently (last 6 months of so), started opening myself up to people again, for the last 4 ish years, I went through a phase where I shut people off because I didn't want take their stuff on or get myself into 'trouble' with feeling this infatuation/attachment to people (it's happened with girls as well, and I'm not that way inclined).
I've got to thinking that if empaths feel other people's stuff then perhaps I am just picking up on his energy (whether that is towards me, or something/something else I wouldn't know). I have to admit that it is a fun energy to feel, but I'm a bit confused by it and have this desire to categorise what I am feeling so I can move forward and handle it in the right way for me.
Anyone have any ideas or similar experiences on this??
updated by @starfire: 01/09/17 12:06:56PM