Trevor Lewis
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
274 posts

The easy answer is - ABSOLUTELY!

I usually find that men get outnumbered at least three or four to one (some people would put it as high as ten to one).  It gets more complex when you start to factor in how much more willing women are to talk about their emotions.  Now that I am "out of the closet" as an empath, I am starting to discover how many men are empaths, they just don't talk about it. Men get taught very early on that it is not OK to be sensitive so it gets hidden.

Trevor Lewis
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
274 posts

@lucky-sevenHehe! That's so typical!
Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
877 posts

I would agree with what @trevor-lewis noted. The skill seems dominated by women. And most of the male empaths and mediums that I have met are gay. I am a bit of an odd-ball that I am a straight male empath. But I think it helps to get empathic perspective from all walks of life (male, female, gay etc...). We are all sensitive but with different perspectives on how we feel and see the world.

Snap
Snap
@snap
2 years ago
103 posts

I don't know. In Psychology 'we'd' investigate the statistical ratio of women to men, bur there's no such thing as an Empath, apparently :) I'd guess it's relatively even. I think as men we are much less likely to show we're Empaths. A colleague of mine (woman) used to tell me to get in touch with my masculine side. I take that as a compliment.


updated by @snap: 12/28/16 11:27:31PM
Trevor Lewis
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
274 posts

I run a monthly Meetup for empaths in Asheville, NC.  Last night was the last was our final meeting of 2016 ... 5 men, 4 women!  :-)

@hop-daddy I can understand why most of the male empaths you meet are gay, they are already out of the closet for their sexuality so they have nothing to hide about their sensitivity. The straight empaths usually hide their sensitivity along with their empath abilities.  Honestly, you wouldn't be "a bit of an odd-ball" as a straight empath in Asheville .  Most of us are straight. In this town we have the space to be both.


updated by @trevor-lewis: 12/29/16 06:40:44AM
Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
877 posts

I would love a local support group. So far no luck on that where I live in Phoenix, AZ. Sounds like I need to checkout Asheville, NC soon. Who knew? Happy

Visitor
Visitor
@visitor
last year
303 posts

I doubt it. Men have different methods of shielding, deflecting, denying, suppressing, but I think there are a lot of male empaths. I've met a lot of absorbent men - and boys. My youngest nephew is a powerful one.

Trevor Lewis
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
last year
274 posts

@shirley:  Feel free to friend me and we can exchange more information if you are serious about visiting.

Kit Kat
Kit Kat
@kit-kat
last year
232 posts

Trevor Lewis:

The easy answer is - ABSOLUTELY!

I usually find that men get outnumbered at least three or four to one (some people would put it as high as ten to one).  It gets more complex when you start to factor in how much more willing women are to talk about their emotions.  Now that I am "out of the closet" as an empath, I am starting to discover how many men are empaths, they just don't talk about it. Men get taught very early on that it is not OK to be sensitive so it gets hidden.

So do you think that it's possible to stop yourself from being an empath? I'm just curious :) I have a narcissistic friend who, when he describes his childhood, sounds like he used to be an empath, but he chose to bury his empathic side underneath narcissism, a choice that he's currently trying to undo....

Visitor
Visitor
@visitor
last year
303 posts

Posts like these bother me, I have to admit. They're generalizations, and it's not a good idea to make great big assumptions on something we still know so little about. I didn't know I was empathic until a few years ago. It never occurred to me that there are more females. I would tread cautiously before making a blanket statement like this.

Kate T
Kate T
@kate
last year
145 posts

Visitor:

Posts like these bother me, I have to admit. They're generalizations, and it's not a good idea to make great big assumptions on something we still know so little about. I didn't know I was empathic until a few years ago. It never occurred to me that there are more females. I would tread cautiously before making a blanket statement like this.

I agree with your concept, but differently. Many if not most people agree with females being more in tune to their empathic side or accepting it, but let me tell you why i think this happens, and why i don't see it as a blanket statement. It simply comes from how gender roles have been for centuries and how females have to bear and take care of children, so they have to be naturally in tune with the emotional needs of the other, and there's even the maternal/nursing instinct in there. Guys haven't been traditionally encouraged to polish these attributes, and might've been seen as weaknesses among their peers when shown. 

At the core, I strongly believe most of us are born fully able to become balanced empaths or intuitive thinkers, with 0 differentiation between male or female. And if I am not mistaken about sensibility (in my mind empathy, being psychic... they go hand in hand, like the majority of these abilities), there have been both male and female names to go down history as great people-healers.


updated by @kate: 05/02/17 04:07:45PM

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