I have recently discovered I'm an Empath, well not so much I have always known I was different. I am a very perceptive person, I read people and
emotions very well. I seem very drawn to people with severe issues whether it be family, friends or strangers and vice versa. This has happened since
as long as I can remember, but it was only about 8 months ago that I finally did some searching on the internet and discovered what and Empath is,
since then it has only got stronger. When I am in public places it becomes very over whelming at times but I am learning to tune out and try not to
let all my energy be drained in a sense block it out.
Well there is one person in my life I can't read, I can read pretty much everyone around me except him, on the few rare occasions that he has allowed
me glimpses of his emotions and his thoughts. ( I just thought I'd add that he does not know I'm an Empath) I find this extremely interesting and
annoying as I have never had this problem before, not being able to read someone.
I will give you a little back ground on this person. I am recently single 5 months ago my ex and I split up, we were together for 4 years and friends
for 10, so to say the least we have a huge history together and it did not end on the best of terms due to him being a total a**.. I am getting off
topic here but I went through a very emotional time in my life.
I had met this person twice before my ex and I parted ways he was a great guy and we hit it off straight away, he was a friend of a friend of a friend
kind of thing so we had a lot of mutual friends but never associated with each other..
Anyway, about 3 weeks after I had split with my ex, we got to chatting on Facebook and he invited me over to his place as he was having a BBQ and
thought I could do with some cheering up as I have no family where I am living and very few friends so I decided to go over and we hit it off straight
away and that was start of our crazy friendship. You could say we are one in the same, we had this crazy connection right from the get go. I could
talk to him about things I felt I could not even tell my ex or family and he was a stranger to me. I felt completely comfortable with him more then I
have ever felt with anyone before, but there was this one little thing that not only intrigued me but it also bothered me, for the life of me can I
not read him!.
He is a very reserved person and spends most of his time alone, he is not a "sharer" by any means, more of a listener, he is very much like myself I
also wonder if he is an Empath. I haven't brought the topic up between us yet as he is kind of going through a very rough time at the moment and I am
trying hard to help him but with him blocking me it makes it hard to understand how he is truly feeling and I feel so helpless. I can't push me
energy on him like I can with other people, he opens up only sometimes we had a really good chat the other day where he opened up to me but then shut
it off almost as quickly. I can feel his "walls" if that makes sense?
I was wondering if any of the other experienced Empath's here could help me understand why I can't read him, as you know I am a novice and only just
learning of my ability's and how to expand and have better control of them.
Thanks so much in advance