EMPATH NEW FRIEND EXCHANGE
I have friends who I think are great people but the problem is that I don't share many interests with them so I don't like doing the things they like to do. Also, I feel like being an empath/highly sensitive person causes a lot of misunderstanding, because I need a lot of time alone and so I think my friends get offended and think I don't want to spend time with them. Also, I am in my 20's, so everyone my age likes to go out to drink and go clubbing and such which I do not like at all. I have only ever met ONE person that I connected with REALLY well. We are basically like kindred souls. We have all the same interests and we have a strong connection and get along so well. We were basically best friends instantly. Unfortunately she lives across the world now. I really wish I could meet more people like her. I'm sure she's an empath as well so I'm sure that's partly why we get along so well. The only other person I have a strong connection with is my sister who is an empath as well. I really can't spend a lot of time with "normal" people because I find them draining, but with the few people I have a strong connection with I could hang out with them all of the time!
But yeah, my interests are quite unusual for someone my age, and it's pretty much unheard of for anyone my age to be interested in what I'm interested in. My interests include spirituality, the metaphysical, yoga, exercise, wellness, holistic healing, reiki, meditation, essential oils, animals, etc.. Also, I have a lot of food sensitivities as well which makes it hard to socialize as well since eating out is a big part of socializing, and I find that it's stressful because everyone always has to comment and judge you for your eating choices if they are unusually healthy or restrictive. I also do not drink so that is another issue with socializing. I also do not like crowded places like malls, but I can tolerate shopping once in a while.
I would love to chat with you since we seem to have a lot in common! Feel free to message me if you're interested!