I am an empath, it is like a mirror where you can reflect their emotions if not controlled.. You can be like an sponge and picked up negative energies.. if not shield.... ^_^ If controlled and shield you can be the best or worst person for that individual(s)since you can either be sympathetic and tried to help them.. and or be apathetic and be objective in the matter.. or just being plain evil.. and make fun of them.. ^_^
It is worth it, once you can control it and shield.. one is born empath.. but we block it while growing.. you have to open your chackra heart.. and being more subjective to understand others and their feelings.. it is a skill and gift.. not something you can just practice a month and be like oh yeah.. I know what you feeling.. ^_^ it takes time.. unless you are a prodigy..
I agree it can be very annoying especially at first when you can't control it. However as you grow to control it, it really helps you understand other people. This ability i suppose could be used for good or evil as it leaves people vunerable. Then again if u can't control it, it leaves vunerable too. I have always be an empath but i just didn't acknowledge it till i was 14.
It's confusing, before I knew I was an empath I always thought I was depressed and even the thoughts of suicide, I would be around people who would have bad vibes and hidden agendas and other bad energy and stuff and it makes me feel sick and hurts in the belly, i could see right through their fake smiles and could read their lifestyles but I could feel when people are truly in for it for positive reasons, as an empath could, I can feel emotions, strong. Now when that happens I just need to cue myself what I am, and that it's natural. I'm accurate at reading people with even the most tiny belongings of them It hurts physically being an empath sometimes like I said, when you're around bad vibes and bad people your belly will growl and hurt and so would your lower waist, especially when you're eating.
Whiles there?s a bad side to being ?empathic? there?s a sweet good side. Your spirit basically uplifts when you listen to love songs, etc. it is really great to share the emotions of others when they?re excited, etc. you can use the ?skill? to know what someone really is hurting from and you can avoid making a mistake to remind them of that, you can completely identify the problem and ignore it, or make it worse for that person. It is great to be an empathic father, especially if you have daughters, and if you?re a pet owner. I don?t know if you can convert to being ?empathic?, I was born like this but recently found out there?s a word for what I was feeling all my life, which is relieving, I can?t imagine not being ?empathic?, so I don?t know?. if you can ?become? one.