1. How do you experience someone's energy or vibe?
For me, I feel it almost as a physical sensation. Most people I feel two distinct areas, like a "wider" vibe and then when I'm within arms length I feel almost the same vibe but much much stronger. If I get that close I can rarely ignore their energy. I can't ignore someone's energy if it's any sort of off balance. For me, everyone has an individual vibe or energy, but when I feel an emotion off of someone, that emotion almost "plays" their vibe, the same way you would play a music not on an instrument. I feel people best in closed areas, like rooms or places where there are walls, I guess less gets in and everything else gets bounced off the wall or something and it becomes more concentrated or something. I feel just about anything that is living and I feel things like card scanners or just about anything with an electromagnetic wave (Which is what makes me think that Empaths are feeling electromagnetic waves, another reason I want to hear about other people's experiences). I used to take on other people's emotions and feel them as if they were my own, but I no longer do that. Over time of really analyzing and attempting to understand "feeling" other people it's gotten a little better. However, other people's energy and emotions have a very real affect on me still. If someone is sad I will only be able to focus on that person being down and I will start feeling down from not being able to help them, or anger/ held-in anger will give me anxiety and I start to shake and panic. Walking through public is equally, if not more exhausting than before, but I'm still learning to handle it. (Shielding hasn't worked for me at all, and a bunch of other techniques I've tried have even made it worse before).
The vibe itself depends on the person. I list the common words I use to attempt to describe a vibe of someone. Heavy, light, bright, fuzzy, warm, tranquil, "up", "down", confusing, etc. (there's more, but those are the most common)
2. How someone has described your vibe.
Now I mostly ask this question because after being able to feel people all day long, everyday, I always wonder what I "feel" like. I know how my family feels (not good at all, you can literally feel the selfishness and ego, it's horrible), but I don't know how I feel. I've been told that I lighten up a room, but that wasn't even from an energy sensitive person, and I think in that case it had to do more with the fact that I smile a lot. I have a feeling mine is very "low key" or not intense. I tend to accidentally sneak up on people almost everyday. I know that my vibe would be different from other Empath's vibe, but hopefully if there are some similarities among other Empath's I'll have a better idea of what my presence feels like to other people... I've felt something very unclear similar to a vibe during meditation before, but again I'm not sure if that's a vibe or if it was a very successful meditation where I cleared out other people's emotions.
Thank you in advance for any comments or shared ideas!
updated by @loconnoro: 10/03/17 12:46:05PM