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.
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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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).
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