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Originally posted by Kruel
Empathy - by putting yourself in someone else's shoes it's easier to guess what they are thinking. But even with practice, mistakes can be made.
There's more to it than that though... I feel the mood of people around me all the time. Most are more negative than I am so I need to stay away from them... otherwise it tends to bring my mood down to their level which can be quite uncomfortable.
Brain waves exit our bodies and we probably pick this up on an unconscious level. Those 'in tune' can pick up on these signals. The tricky part is differentiating what you're feeling vs. what someone else is feeling. The lines become blurred for an empath, because it's like feeling multiple things at once. Also, there's no words involved, more of a feeling or knowing.
You can practice by listening and being more aware of your own thoughts, rather than just letting them run in the background.
Originally posted by fishneedh2o
reply to post by Unlimitedpossibilities
I will probably get a firestorm of scepticism from this...but I am an empath.
I am able to sense feelings from people, places, and objects.
being empath is another way of saying your " extra sensitive ", i tend to find alot of empathic people are very creative folks with a open armed view on life.