Very true. What is even worse is being able to tell when people are lying. Having someone tell you one thing, especially about what they want/feel, but you sense the emotions they are trying to hide. Personally, I do not know if I could date another empath. It might be draining on us both.
It may also lead to the conundrum of whether or not the feelings you both feel are their own or someone else's. I am very practiced too, and it is draining. Being able to use it to help people took years of practice. It took several years to learn how to block emotions out too, but depending on how strong the connection is it may not always work (currently in that situation now). Since I was young people seem to tell me random facts, tidbits, and information about themselves or ask for advice/opinions unprovoked, unrequested, and uninvited. Since then I understand why too. Unbeknownst to them they must sense me being an empath and want to develop a relationship with me (even if just for a little while). Thankfully it has helped me become better at many things and learn a lot of new skills.
Yeah. With my last girlfriend I noticed a couple times that I had to consciously block out her emotions so I could figure out how I felt about things. I think it was a little easier with her, though, since she wasn't an empath too. It's definitely draining and part of the reason I hated school. Spending so many hours surrounded by stressed, angry people actually gave me headaches. About a week after I graduated my energy came up a lot. Blocking out emotions takes a lot for me. I went totally numb for a while which wasn't healthy, but it was a relieve. I do think it's part of the reason my abilities are pretty minimal. I wasn't developing or using them for years.I noticed the sharing thing too. Complete strangers will tell me their life story after 5 minutes of small talk. I've had people I barely know tell me some very deep, personal things about them, and it seems like I'm always the one people want to vent to. I never knew why until I read up on empaths amd learned that was common
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No. Empaths are real. Popular Science as well as a couple of reputable companies have done articles and research on empaths.
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