Am I an Empath? Help please.
Thanks for taking your time to write this post. I was really hoping someone like you would reply.
Hi, I'm Stian.
I basically have had these emotional issues since I was 10. I really want to know why I think like this and why it causes me to feel this way. I will bullet point all the things that happen to me.
Overall, I just want an answer, thanks. This is a long post but can someone please take their time to read.
* Old People - If I'm walking down a sidewalk and I see an old man or women in like his 80's I instantly feel sad. The way they walk slowly and the way they look like they struggle just hits me in the heart and I feel like bursting into tears. I hate this since I live near a lot of old people.
*Meeting People - I was doing work experience the other day and I was working in a store and I was put on the bread department. I basically met this Irish guy and he was a really nice guy, but the way he would just talk to me it felt like he was sort of naive because he hadn't worked with much young people. He was so nice but he just made me feel sorry for him. I have no idea why I feel sorry for someone for no reason, it's they way he just would talk to me made me want to cry and the thing was is later that night when I was in bed, I literally just thought back to the moment I had with him and I just bursted into tears and it really hit me hard. This is one of the biggest problems I have meeting new people.
*My parents- This again is something I struggle with everyday. I can literally sit down and just look at a toy or something my parents had bought or made for me. I would just feel sadness and I had no idea why, I kept thinking it was just a memory that makes me sad, but I don't really know. Another thing would be if my Dad came into my room he would tell my brother to stop watching his movie and to go to sleep, but he wouldn't listen, he would just ignore him and continue watching. It would make me feel so sad because my dad like 'tried' to do something but no one would listen to him. It just makes me feel like 'he's trying to be a parent, but no one would listen to him'. This confuses me a lot but and it indeed makes me sad.
*Nice Things- The other day, this other guy was working with me in the store. We had a lot of chats about my school life etc. He then offered to buy me a cold drink so I accepted. He literally bought me a drink and I was so grateful for it but it just made me feel 'sorry' for him and this confuses me, but It just literally makes me feel so damn sad that he was THAT nice to have bought me something with his own money it would just make me cry.
*Animals- Again, this is a huge issue I have. Literally, I can hear a dog make one 'pain moan' and boom, I would just be hit in the heart and it would make me want to cry. If I see a seagull struggling with like a broken leg, then boom, I would just feel so sad.
Thanks for taking your time to read this post. Please can someone help me.