Welcome. It is always wonderful when someone new joins.
Click on the link above, "Empath Survival Program" and you will find lots of interesting material including tests to see if are an Empath. Many people are "sensitive," not Empaths, and these tests will help determine that.
The problem with labeling someone an Empath is that each Empath can/do different things. What Empaths have in common, though is that we don't know what people are feeling, we ARE FEELING what they are feeling. It isn't something that we can just decide not to do, either. It just Is.....
Do the tests, and then as questions come up, feel free to post any questions or ideas. People on this site are very knowledgeable and helpful.