A blessing and a curse (God forbid but it’s not easy to see into a soul of another human being. People don’t like their truth being called out.) I’m no psychic but I can read the emotions of people around me. You ever hear the saying, “I can cut the tension in the room with a knife!” Intense tension of others can be felt by many. Any emotion expressed with to a high degree can typically be felt by more than just empaths. But as an empath, not only can I feel the intense emotions deep within, but also more subtle emotions as well; happiness, fear, anxiety, love, disgust, indifference, and lies, among others. This is my gift.
Unfortunately, it can also hinder relationships. I’m not one to typically beat around the bush, talk in circles, play games, or mess with peoples emotions. I’m pretty open. I can be blunt, very honest and I call it as I see it. I’ve discovered that a large percentage of the people I’ve come in contact with are not quite so comfortable with this honesty. It can turn people off and put a wall up or make others think I’m weird. I get it. I understand. But I also rather be around others more like me. Straight up, to the point, and openly honest. Maybe the reason why I like certain cast members on my reality TV shows more than others. Jordan, Kendall, Ashley S, Hannah to some degree (even though she still annoys me a lot) and a few others.
I feel bad for my son, who has enough issues of his own to deal with, who also has this gift. He can FEEL the emotions of those around him. He is so darn perceptive and intuitive. I kind of hate that he has to have this gift. Sometimes it’s easier to be oblivious.
I’m going to stop here for now. I’ll add more to this later. Anyone else have this gift? How does it affect your life?