Hello I would like to introduce myself.
Hello I would like to introduce myself as an empath who has just discovered that I am an empath. I joined this forum about a week ago and I have not been able to pluck up the courage to speak until now.
I have been reading all your interesting posts sat in the background, finding them fascinating. I only discovered that I was an empath because I have been seeing a counsellor who says i'm an empath and she gave me an article highlighting the most common traits of being an empath. I was amazed at just how many of these traits I have and I also felt a great sense of relief to discover who I really am after all of these years.
I have put a lot of my symptoms down to the anxiety I have over the years but I have always been affected by other peoples energies and I can process other peoples feelings and energy I can also feel and take on the emotions of other people. I don't know if this happens to other people, but if i have a conversation with someone that is trying to give me information or ask a question I don't always seem to have listened and heard what that person or person's said. I seem to filter out what they are talking out and I seem to start to read them and their emotions and I can pick up on their thoughts, moods & desires. I then feel foolish because I haven't heard a word they've said and I end up asking them what they said and they look at me as if i'm stupid. It also happens when i'm watching a tv programme, i start reading the person and before I know it I don't even know the story line and I end up asking someone what has happened. I was wondering if this happens to anyone else?
I tend to bottle up my emotions and I find it hard to trust anyone fully to be able to talk about how I feel.
I am also sometimes a bit reclusive in that I sometimes prefer my own company. During my life I have found it hard to have a true friend and I always feel that people seem to want to avoid me as a true friend and run a mile from me. Inside i feel that they know that I can read them and see through them which makes them take a wide berth from me. I'm not sure if I am giving off vibes to others to stay away or if they see me as some sort of threat or something. I would appreciate it if someone could give me advice about how i'm feeling. Thanks for reading this post.
updated by @angelwhisp: 10/23/17 02:15:13PM