Do other people's emotions have a different "vibe" to you?
updated by @retrogirl: 01/20/17 09:42:37AM
Yes, that makes total sense! I can do that, but only if it's something really extreme. There was an incident a few years ago that helped me to realize I was an empath. I felt like quitting my job out of the blue, with tremendous rage. I loved my job back then, so it seemed really odd. I think I've been justifying all these emotions for so long, it's become a habit.
I still have trouble distinguishing other people's emotions from my own. So I tend to default to the "empath know thyself" tenet. If there is absolutely no reason for me to be curled up in a ball on the verge of tears or po'd, I scan the usual suspects first. Once ID'd the symptoms dissipate. When I don't find the source of the energy Bachs Flower essences really do help.
Nice to hear from ya! I think I've been justifying other people's emotions into my life for so long (before I knew I was an empath) that it's hard for me to know what's actually ME and what's not. Most of the time, I can find reasons for just about any emotion that flies my way. It was only the rare exception that I couldn't find any possible reason for. It's a challenge to figure out who I am in that whole jumble.