updated by @womanwhowalks: 02/11/18 12:34:44PM
I pick up on energy and emotion from messages, texts, emails. It's a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I can know how a person is really feeling. And a curse because picking up on other's emotional energy all the time gets me all jacked up with anxiousness and mood swings. It is definitely real. And as I read and respond to messages in this forum I generally pick up on the vibes of everyone posting. There is energy in everything. There is energy in spoken word, written word, and body language. And there is also energy in environment. This last one I find interesting as we humans leave an energetic imprint on our environment. Have you ever walked into an elevator with a couple that looked upset with each other as they exit? Their low anger and frustration energy left an imprint that you get to enjoy as you enter the elevator.
On your other question, empaths are typically very loving people. The type that help others before they help themselves. We'll give people the shirt off our backs if asked. Whereas narcs are self-absorbed, and self-centered to a fault. Empaths and narcs are polar opposites. I don't really see an empath acting like a narc. Although I will say that when we empaths become emotionally overloaded we will leak the negative energy that we take in and it will leak out in like kind. For example, let's say you had a rough day at work dealing with really angry and combative people. You may get home and be short tempered and snap at a loved one and get angry in response to that emotional energy overload. And I do think at a certain point an overloaded empath mind goes into survival mode and starts to become withdrawn and self-centered as a way to protect against further emotional stress. So from that respect, in freak out mode, an empath could show some self-centered traits for a very short period of time.
@womanwhowalks thank you so much for taking the time out in sharing that with me! I feel kind of happy that I have some of the traits you mentioned. minus the narcy ones I hope lol
I don't think this person has any narc tendencies, I'm not one to judge, but I like to explore all angles. narcs is something that many empaths have clamied to come across, though I have never personally met a narc (I don't think) so its always great to learn from other's experiences and look out for tell tale signs should it ever arise.
crystals is something ive never tried, smudging I used to, but not since being this sensitive, I ought to revive that at some point. I'm not totally convinced by them, but id love to know what's worked for you in what ways and id like to give it a try?
is it ok if I send a friend request ?would love to learn from you, ive often read your posts and they're actually quite insightful.
updated by @womanwhowalks: 02/16/18 04:03:01PM