from what I can tell you're just born an empath. sure, you can hone your skill and help your intuition become sharper, but if extreme empathy doesn't come naturally to you it'll be quite a feat learn how to tune in properly
plus, considering that most people are quite disgusting and self centred, most of the time it's an extremely hard gift that takes some people a lifetime cope with.
get your natal chart done, as well as conpleteling a MBTI. analyse yourself and learn your strengths/weaknesses
Why the hell would you want to do that? You would always be miserable when anyone around you is miserable. You can't just become one anyway, the most you can do is change your mindset and the way you think to become more sensitive. Instead you should do the opposite and desensitize yourself. It makes life much easier when you legitimately don't give a shit.
Practice thinking not in words or images, but in feelings themselves
I don't know if this will help you be an "empath" but it should help you understand empathy better
We currently communicate using abstractions. The words I use are not real. Well, they are, but the meaning attached to them is not. Empathy/telepathy rely on cutting abstraction out of the equation or at least minimizing it.
>>17252684 Be prepared in your line of work. People dwell on so many things. All the time. Many people have done horrible things and the things people carry and what you will feel will drive you up the wall and confuse you. So many have anxieties and sadness about them, and it's tiring. People are exhausting. There is always a sense of heaviness and pain is excruciating.
I don't know if I'm insane or not. I want to think it's just autism. It's probably autism. But if it's not, it's tiring and when it sucks it sucks. I don't talk about it cause it is the weirdest thing when I try to say it out loud, but I just try to boost spirits everywhere I go, it's good for me and people around me.
>>17252684 You absolutely do not want this,believe me. Putting others before yourself is a good quality in moderation and context. Completely sacrificing your own happiness and life for other people on a day to day basis is awful.
>>17253391 Thats not what an empath is. An empath is someone who is almost content with being miserable themselves because all they think about is other peoples emotions and feelings and needs. Its usually coupled with a mental disorder of some kind.
>>17252684ot, i used to be sort of an unruly kid when i was young and i tried to become a changed person but the thoughts of what i did in the past is just a huge cringe that keeps popping up in my mind.... i just fucking hate myself
>>17253762 Possibly. But not everyone who has it is diagnosed with depression. Or they may have another type of depression rather than the standard. I believe I suffer from Existential depression,which isnt manic or really severe in nature unless I have a break,one of which Im currently coming down from. And Im an empath,which is what triggered it. Its not a clear cut thing.
>>17253763 that's not "empathy" that's not having a sensory filter, spergs lack empathy because they can't extract social information from their unfiltered stream and thus can't model other peoples emotions and perspectives.
>>17253779 That's not empathy, that's being fucking mental. You don't have control over your emotions and is most likely caused by a misfiring of neurons in your amygdala.
That's actually even further away from empathy because instead of trying to understand and putting yourself in someone else's place, you just lose your shit without any understanding of what's going on. I strongly suggest seeing a psychiatrist.
>>17253817 Have you ever actually read anything on autism? Just about everyone with the disorder in its various scales, have no idea what emotions are. They fail to emotionally connect and understand the vast majority of people unless they're family.
>>17253823 Yeah I have autism in both mine and my wife's family. She's an IBI/ABA therapist and since all she ever talks about is her job, I'm practically one as well.
I know the stuff about emotional filters, but the problem is that since a lot of the time these kids don't have the language skills to express how they feel, our conclusions about how they feel is based on external observation.
>>17253811 Nah, that's exactly what empathy is. Hence why serial killers tend to have no empathy.
They can understand and read emotions, but they dont "feel" them, so for example when a person cries and begs for mercy they do very well understand what is going on, but they aren't affected by it. They don't feel it.
>>17253311 When I say be prepared, I mean understand your place in your working environment, because it could mess you up a little without realizing. Please allow me to explain a bit, it's weird as shit, sorry.
I work at a liquor store of sorts.(I don't like poisoning people for a living but it currently pays very well while I search for another job.) I see people on a regular basis who are either dependent on a substance or are just coming in for whatever calls for booze, but most are very emotionally charged, negatively or otherwise. This is incredibly stressful. My job much like bartending. I refuse people who have had too much, or people simply up and talk to me about anything, while selling booze. Unfortunately I have a lot of regulars, and they are very sad or overworked, mostly in pain. All of this is very heavy, whether I like it or not. Imagine feelings as tangible wavelengths, this particular job exposes me to it more often than it would other jobs. It's retail, of course. But that's why I say to be prepared, just as a measure to protect yourself. When I first started, shit sucked.
Psychopaths UNDERSTAND what emotions mean. They understand them so well actually they can manipulate their environment and be lying actors. Just look at Ted Bundy for example how charming and innocent he was pretending to be.
So they know, if their victim is crying and shaking, that the person is terrorized and suffering. Psychopaths can feel fear and suffering too, so they KNOW the feeling the other person is feeling.
But, because they have no empathy they aren't affected by it. They don't share the emotions. They don't suffer if another person suffers.
>because they have no empathy That's all I'm saying. Psychopaths lack empathy.
You can know something without understanding it. You know what a computer is even if you don't understand shit about how it works. You can pretend/act like you know what's going on but you still don't understand.
>>17253889 Yeah, but when do you understand or relate to it? When you feel it yourself.
And you said to my post when I said when I see someone crying I feel their pain that it's not empathy.
But it is, it's extreme empathy.
I feel and relate so strongly to another persons feelings that it affects me deeply. Psychopaths aren't affected at all, people with little empathy are just a bit affected, people with a lot of empathy are heavily affected and so on.
>>17252684 No you don't. It isn't just about reading other people's emotions. It gets to the point where you don't know where the distinct mental lines or difference are between one and someone else. You end of wondering "wow, is this person like me, or am I blending into their personality?". I often end up as being someone's predictive text & anticipating their emotions moods, which is why social interaction throughout the day leaves me exhausted.
You desire stronger empathy OP, but you don't actually want to be an empath.
>>17252684 >having empathy is an /x/-tier ability now It's absolutely startling how many people in this thread don't have any concept of what it actually is, either. >"why would you want that? every time you're next to someone who is sad yuo will also be sad!" seriously guys what the fuck. Is having empathy all it takes to be a fucking normie now?
>>17255111 I pointed out that this isn't paranormal but it looks like the post was deleted. Skimming the thread it looks like a bunch of psychopaths arguing about something they only half-heartedly "understand."
>>17253083 >from what I can tell you're just born an empath. >sure, you can hone your skill and help your intuition become sharper, but if extreme empathy doesn't come naturally to you it'll be quite a feat learn how to tune in properly >plus, considering that most people are quite disgusting and self centred, most of the time it's an extremely hard gift that takes some people a lifetime cope with. >get your natal chart done, as well as conpleteling a MBTI. analyse yourself and learn your strengths/weaknesses >happy to answer any queries
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