The heightened senses of an empath

The Importance of Being Jonny
The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
5 years ago
794 posts
Our 5 senses are absolutely amazing. But for an empath, it can be difficult hearing what we hear, smelling what we smell. As a personal rule, I don't talk on my cell phone outside because with all the background noises it is very hard because you hear everything and its extremely difficult to filter out the background noises and focus on the voice on the other end of the call.Another of my senses that gives me trouble is my sense of smell. I pick up on things people can't smell themselves. I know when its gonna rain because I can smell a change in the weather. Body odor is extraordiarily offensive to my nose. When someone with bad BO walks by, its literally and punch in the nose. On the other spectrum of the sense of smell, I seem to be incredibly bothered by foods people cook. Some foods reek! Its so offensive, I need to walk away before I get nauseous. In addition to that, sometimes I might find pleasant smells absolutely putrid. An example of this is when I was on the bus a few months ago, a woman smelled of fresh donuts which made me absolutely nauseous. It was confusing to say the least. Who is nauseated by the smell of donuts? I was made fun of when I mentioned it to ppl. "You must be pregnant". Also on the bus, someone smelled like Froot Loops cereal and I had an instant craving resulting in me buying a box to eat. That doesn't usually happen. Smells are smells. They would only give me a craving if I were craving it, but that encounter was especially curious cuz that doesn't happen too often.Living with heightened senses can be fun but also bad cuz sometimes you experience sensory overload resulting in nausea, confusion, sickness. These are some of my experiences. What about you?Jonny
updated by @the-importance-of-being-jonny: 09/01/18 02:38:57PM
The Importance of Being Jonny
The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
5 years ago
794 posts

Isn't that weird?

The Importance of Being Jonny
The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
5 years ago
794 posts

Outside of the senses, a lot of things bug me just by being around it. Like another person's nervous behavior. Someone pacing back and forth in front of me, or rocking in a chair that doesn't move, it irks me so bad like a fly bugging around my face. i'm highly sensitive to a lot.

The Importance of Being Jonny
The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
5 years ago
794 posts

No, I don't feel vibrations when I hear noises. But I do hear faint noises other people may overlook.

Nea
Nea
@nea
5 years ago
218 posts

The other day, I was walking in a shop and they played music, and this song just starting screeching, like a high pitched noise of pain, in my ears, and I just wanted it to stop...I almost wanted to RUN out of the shop, because it was almost unbearable. It was weird.

Nea
Nea
@nea
5 years ago
218 posts

Yeah, some noises really get to me - it's like I can't think. ;)

The Importance of Being Jonny
The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
5 years ago
794 posts

me three! I moved all the way across the country to escape the sound of music being blared, the bass just thumping. No one can possibly understand what it is like to be an empath.

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