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IndigoDust
@indigodust
05/23/20 03:26:05PM
5 posts

Empath and HSP mixed up from social interactions


Empath

Illuminous Ops: I agree with all of that 100 percent. Didn't know how this board used to be though since I am relatively new here myself. A well educated empath is a sociopath / narrcisist worst nightmare so it makes sense you guys were able to clear up the board. I provided the link to show an example of an actual person who thought empath were mentally ill to demonstrate my point and how to be civil in responding to such people. The file that started that thread is also relevant. It's 5 books I read plus real practice and experience for empath to learn from without having to spend as much time as me to do it. I also posted it in the empath tools section on this board.

Yes, I've seen the posts there. It was horrible even to read


updated by @indigodust: 05/23/20 03:26:34PM
IndigoDust
@indigodust
05/23/20 03:21:35PM
5 posts

Empath and HSP mixed up from social interactions


Empath

Karen2: Hi. Yes it is possible to feel and absorb human energy on websites. But in a way it's a good thing. When I fist joined this group it was loud and noisy. I couldn't stay on the site for long and would have to stay off in order to to clear my energy. I still do that. As I learned about my abilities I realized it was a good thing to be able to tell who I could trust and who I couldn't. I had a few run ins with narcessists who managed to sneak through. It wasn't good. But it allowed me to learned to trust me and my abilities. So it wasn't all bad. Lol. The site you described I wouldn't be able to tolerate, even now. Here, I think people are genuine and are about helping others. So if I can help you I will. If I can't, someone else most definitely will..🙂 Lol.

Thank you so much for your reply! I feel so relieved and grateful I found understanding here 🙂 I've already decided to step back from that site, because it's been making me feel so drained only by observing the drama which unfolded over the past few days, in which I wasn't even involved personally. Another thing I noticed is that, very much as you said, despite several genuinely caring and honest people, I was surrounded by individuals who thrive on giving advice which eventually only causes self-doubt and weakness in another person.

It is a pity, because it was I place where I could share my professional interests. The price is I believe going to be too much if I don't distance myself in some way.

PS. This actually reminded me why I usually avoid social media like Facebook and similar.

Anyhow, thank you again ❤❤


updated by @indigodust: 05/23/20 03:24:30PM
IndigoDust
@indigodust
05/22/20 05:34:57PM
5 posts

Empath and HSP mixed up from social interactions


Empath

Illuminous Ops:

IndigoDust:

Illuminous Ops:

You need to understand the difference between actual empaths and mental health people who use the empath identity as a crutch to rationalize their illness as being everyone else's fault with self projection.  They make actual empaths look bad to people.  Here's a post I made on another forum you can look at where I tried to explain this to someone there who clearly had this experience:  I am posting this so you can read the comments, not asking anyone to comment there.

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/334104-empaths-and-emotional-telepathy/?tab=comments#comment-6974871

Thank you very much for your reply! I will have a look into what you're suggesting.

I am happy to educate my fellow empaths on these things.  Everyone here is equally great in my experience.  I will be offline for awhile starting Monday, but there's lots of great material on this board you can check out, and lots of great people here to answer your questions.

Thank you again, for your kind words and welcome here as well!

IndigoDust
@indigodust
05/22/20 04:39:51PM
5 posts

Empath and HSP mixed up from social interactions


Empath

Illuminous Ops:

You need to understand the difference between actual empaths and mental health people who use the empath identity as a crutch to rationalize their illness as being everyone else's fault with self projection.  They make actual empaths look bad to people.  Here's a post I made on another forum you can look at where I tried to explain this to someone there who clearly had this experience:  I am posting this so you can read the comments, not asking anyone to comment there.

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/334104-empaths-and-emotional-telepathy/?tab=comments#comment-6974871

Thank you very much for your reply! I will have a look into what you're suggesting.

IndigoDust
@indigodust
05/22/20 02:03:35PM
5 posts

Empath and HSP mixed up from social interactions


Empath

Hello everyone,

I've just joined the Forum, and I am so happy for finding this place!

It's been a couple of years now that I've discovered I am an empath, as well as a highly sensitive person. I've researched on these topics and read some books, but I hope to deepen my understanding here, in interaction with the people who are living the same way.

Apologies if this topic has been already a subject of someone else's post, but I would greatly appreciate your insights regarding the topic of empath/HSPs and social media interactions.

As someone who doesn't really use much social networks, I've recently joined a website with a very strong community. Many friendships in real life stemmed from the platform, and generally, I've found that people are very friendly and kind, caring and understanding. It's been a while since I've joined the community, but I've noticed lately that I am becoming increasingly anxious and almost jittery even. The more time I spend there, I am realizing that sometimes posting or writing anything is almost like a mine field and there is a lot of pent up drama - veiled under the nicely wrapped texts, passive aggressive posts and hidden sarcasms. Now, this isn't my impression - some discussions actually escalated in quite a negative direction. And although I never met them, and I never want to assume certain opinion of someone without meeting them, some members  seem rather aggressive, crude and I even dare say, bullying.

This has made me all confused, with mixed feelings, and I feel like I am not my normal self. So, I'd like to ask (after this rather long intro, sorry) whether it really could be possible to feel and absorb all these other people's moods and emotions, even if it is online? Or I am just weird?

If this has happened to you, what would you suggest as a coping solution?

Thank you so much in advance!

PS. This post has been edited, just for a clarification that the web community I'me referring to is not a platform for empaths nor anything similar.


updated by @indigodust: 05/22/20 04:40:48PM