What color are your eyes?
blue eyes here
I didn't realize/know what an empath was till about 2 years ago. I had my palm read in New Orleans and the reader told me I am either an empath or an HSP or a combo. My childhood was fairly routine, except for realizing that my dad was cheating on my mom. (I have always considered myself a human lie detector.) I was daddy's little girl and his actions crushed me. Our relationship is better, but still not as close as when I was a little girl.
My family, except for my mom, is unaware of my gifts. The mention of empathic/sensitive gifts would equate to messing with the occult or nonsense. So I don't mention it to them. But they have always seen me as being "too sensitive" and wanting to go along with whatever everyone else is doing and not voicing my own needs/wants.
I am still learning how to grow in my gifts. Yoga, meditation and my new tibetian singing bowl are my go to tools.
I am reading a book that mentions enneagram. I didn't know what that meant, but thanks to the power of google.. I found an online test. (I know, not super reliable.) The results given were 2W1. (Once again.. google was helpful to explain the results.)
Between that result and MB test result of ISFJ..
and being an empath...
Yep.. all the results seem to line up to the same thing.
thank you for welcoming me!
I am still coming to grips with my gifts. It seems that somedays my gift is more off (or on) than others, so I am trying to figure out what I want. (More control of when it is on/off? For itto be stronger? Knowledge of my gift in general?) Some of these questions I have to find the answers within myself and for others.. well.. trying to learn as much as I can so that I can make informed decisions. Trying to find books on the topic seem to be a bit difficult, but not giving up hope.
I realized that I am an empath around March this year. My husband took me to New Orleans for the first time for my birthday and I had a reading. The gentleman was so accurate that it was crazy. I had heard the term empathy, but didn't realize that people could be empaths. Once I got home and started looking around the internet, a lightbulb went off.. a REALLY big lightbulb.
I knew that being around people, I would often feel "drained", but didn't know why. I could always sense others emotions without them telling me. And I seem to have very thin skin and constantlyworry about letting others down. I can normally spot if someone is lying/not being truthful.
I have read a lot of the forums, trying to get information and learn.
My familywould thinkthat I am flirting with the devil/occult if I mentioned my gifts, so I don't tell them. (Thankfully my husband completely supports me as do a few close friends.)
I live in theBiblebelt, small town USA-- so not a lot of information to find nearby. Although I have started taking yoga to center myself.
Thanks for listening (reading)