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4/24/12 1:35 A

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Here's another really great article about protecting yourself from emotional overload when dealing with empathy
4 Techniques to Protect Your Energy
Adapted from Dr. Judith Orloff’s New York Times Bestseller, “Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life”
www.drjudithorloff.com/Free-Articles
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4/3/12 12:45 A

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I have plenty of ppl telling me about their troubles too, even at the mechanics when I am waiting for my car! It is hard to be a sounding board all the time, and that is what the relationship, if significant, begins to be. You have to watch that a bit, and learn how to build up good boundaries in your relationships. Otherwise, some ppl will just to burn you out.

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4/2/12 10:36 P

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YES. In fact, my BIGGEST issue is blocking! other people's feelings and emotions. I DETEST being in a situation where people are fighting or such and have to take the time and energy to shield myself or I become a nervous wreck, my stomach gets upset and I start to have a panic attack. I have been like this my whole life. Even in school I felt Iike I was the one in trouble when the teacher would chastize someone else even though I knew I had nothing to do with it... but I could feel the embarrassment and shame and fear the other kid(s) was/were feeling. and yes my whole life I've had strangers and coworkers and friends use me as a sounding board and talk to me about stuff even on the bus or in a restaurant or anywhere folks would just walk right up to me and start talking!! telling me all their troubles.

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3/26/12 12:57 A

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Ha ha! It is the same link! It is too late for me. I should go to bed.

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3/26/12 12:56 A

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Yes, I believe I am an empath although I really didn't consider it until recently. I was always the moral booster in my former workplace, as I just knew what each person needed to feel better. A close coworker pal also said that I always knew when to approach her with a little something extra (small gift, homemade treat, etc.), and she wondered how I instinctively knew that she needed some extra kindness as she was having a hard time. (She always was good at hiding her feelings so it is not like it showed or anything.)

I also wonder if HSPs have a higher percentage of people who may be considered psychic, or if the empath is just better at reading people (or both).

I found this link informative, too:

healing.about.com/cs/empathic/a/uc_e
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It is nice to hear that HSPs are kind!

I read in an HSP book that only about 20% of the population are HSPs.

This is a great topic. Thanks for starting it!



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3/21/12 9:49 P

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I"m been looking for resources and self-help for HSPs and it seems like a lot of it is oriented towards "empaths" I guess technically I am an empath. Do you ID as an empath?

What is an empath?
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