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PatrickDC
@patrickdc
07/06/16 06:48:07PM
5 posts

Is this common among other Empaths?


Empath

Ha! My friend would love this thread because he's always amazed how much I learn about strangers in a short amount of time. For example he'll be waiting for me while I'm in line for a bit buying tickets or items. Afterward, I'll tell him about the person I met who was also waiting. I find out she is visiting from Alabama and is buying tickets to take her grandkids to the movies, but not before they're going to Cheesecake Factory to celebrate her grandson's seventh birthday and then take him to the Apple Store to buy some new electronic device he's been asking about.
PatrickDC
@patrickdc
07/06/16 06:33:56PM
5 posts

Is this common among other Empaths?


Empath

Same for me. Here in San Francisco our streets are filled with thousands of homeless brothers and sisters, many with mental health issues. When I walk down the street, many reach out to me. I don't initiate contact, they just sense me. I don't make eye contact because it troubles me to see their plight. It happens on the bus too where it can be distressing as it's not easy to get away if I feel unsafe. A crowded bus and the mentally ill brother will only come up to me. Reminds me of the scene in "Ghost" when the deranged spirit approaches Patrick Swayze on the subway.
PatrickDC
@patrickdc
07/06/16 06:21:26PM
5 posts

Synchronicity


Empath

Sean, thank you for posting your awesome note. I love your use of the word "awakening." That's exactly how I feel 1.5 years ago when I first learned I was an Empath. I use the word "diagnosed" but dislike that because it sounds like something is wrong with me. If I may, I'd like to start using "awakening" because that expresses it so beautifully.
PatrickDC
@patrickdc
07/06/16 07:35:51AM
5 posts

sensitivities(touch, hearing, smell, etc)


Empath

Like others, I'm sensitive to sound, mainly unexpected sounds. I now live on the top floor of an apartment building, but in the past always had neighbors above me. And even the slightest sound above would resonate loudly inside me. How joyful now to be able to sleep through the night and not be disturbed. Funny thing though, I live near San Francisco International Airport and large jets sometimes fly over. The engines don't bother me much for some reason, I think because there are so many wonderful things about this apartment, and also that I moved here from a very unpleasant living situation. This a quiet apartment complex but I do sleep with an air purifier running all night providing a little bit of "white noise."
PatrickDC
@patrickdc
07/06/16 06:24:48AM
5 posts

how were/are you with the pets in your life?


Empath

Tony, I am like a magnet for dogs and cats, even those that are typically standoffish around humans. We seem to connect on an empathic level. When I visit friends and there are a bunch of people around, the dog or cat will stick close to me. I don't have any pets of my own though. I am slightly allergic to cats -- I can be around them but it's not good to have one living in my space full-time -- and I have a very small apartment so it doesn't seem fair to have a dog in such a tiny space.