Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to the concept of being an empath. I've realized about a year ago that I was fairly sensitive to energies (people, places) and that these energies impacted me in real ways. As I found out this part about myself, I became increasingly aware of the vibes around me and have been teaching myself to differentiate them from my own (as much I can teach myself with the internet as my only source of concrete external help).
I noticed that there was a person in my close entourage in the past month or so that has a very strong ''aura'' I guess, and I could feel what he felt so strongly that it was almost like a weight lifted when he wasn't in my immediate surroundings. I felt him so strongly that I eventually realized that I was even feeling his physical state (e.g. agitated and mind loopy on a morning after a night of doing drugs, later calmed down after having a smoke - I neither took drugs the night before or smoke cigarettes). There's more to it but basically it felt as though his vibes rubbed off on me like no one else's.
So my question is: Are there people that simply have stronger vibes and externalize their thoughts and feelings with greater amplitude or something and/or is it possible that I may be more sensitive to certain specific people due to a connection or something like that?
I am bringing up the connection because it occurred to me later that he could also dip into my own mind, as though he could just open it and read it while I am sleeping. This gave me the idea that he may also be an empath or someone of that kind, which brings me to my next question: Do empaths have some sort of constructive interference when they meet, like whatever they are feeling becomes amplified to the point that it engulfes both of them into a single emotional body? Any other thoughts about all of this?
NB: This person is no longer in my entourage. We were working for the same seasonal work company but the season is now over.
updated by @cactus: 09/18/17 05:27:49AM