reply to post by ogbert
hey, i really love this thread. I hope i am not hogging it. i work outdoors and the weather has been a little nasty up here in Western
Kentucky, so iv'e got a lot of free time.
well, anyway i write and sometimes the words flow. I feel like i could add 150 pages to this thread. However, i do not want to come across as
officious. My experiences are subjective and may not apply to the ideals of others.
I would like to hear from others how they actually relate. What is going on in your life that involves empathetic traits? How are you using empathy? I
learned a few techniques to get others to talk when i was in my twenties that literally changed my life. I tried to stop talking so much and use my
ears much more than my mouth. I developed a very private side; and, this thread is helping me to open up a little.
First of all friend, you are absolutely not hogging this thread!!! This thread is for everyone! I had to take the weekend off (of internet
shenanigans) to enjoy some nature; so I'm thrilled to see that this thread has been going along so wonderfully.
For me, I prefer to be around animals. I love my dogs like children. I used to be very social but now it's too much of an effort. Most of the time,
I feel that having "extra" people in my life is simply a hinderance. My loved ones rely on me a great deal and that is about all I have the energy
for. I do love to be around my family and very close friends but that's it. I cannot stand when I run into people in public and have to make small
talk. It just seems so fake and a complete waste of time. Things like that just make me cringe.
In fact the only time I really enjoy talking to 'random' people is if they are like-minded individuals. It's not that I'm closed minded, I just
have little tolerance for B/S and I choose not to involve myself in it at all. Unfortunately, people always
want to talk to me for some reason.
I mentioned earlier in the thread that we must give off a special scent or something.....lol. In reality, I think it's just that other people pick up
our vibe and become attracted.
My concious (& subconcious) mind is often in distress. I worry about what goes on in the world and the behaviors of the masses in general. I think the
majority of the population is perpetuating our demise as a race. Most people are very far from nature and that disturbs me a great deal. I have a
tendency to become fixated on disasters and cataclysmic scenarios. I went through a terrible 2012 phase where it almost became obsessive. I have to
check myself often because I become very wrapped up in "theories" and wanting to research everything to find the truth. An impossible task in most
Basically, I think many of us with the empath traits are heavy duty thinkers and it's a burden at times. IMO, sometimes self destructive despite our
(just my .02 on this lovely Monday morning
edit to add:
I did some more reading and decided to throw some more in here.
Well it seems that there are many writers among us. That is no suprise. I'm a published poet (unknown naturally....lol). I make jewelry and I used to
paint. Clearly many of us are artistically inclined. It's a very powerful outlet. Most of my writing is deeply personal and often times existential
and usually way too intense for the masses.
I saw some of you talking about music.....that is another passion of mine but certainly not one of my talents, unfortunately
I listen to mostly
metal, lot's of classic rock and some alternative. Music is another amazing coping mechanism for me. The harder the music, the more it calms me down
at times...... yes, I can be a bit of a paradox! I'm also sure I'm not alone in that.....lol
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