The emotion of empathy is when someone feels the emotions of another being. We use this word casually. Many do. "I feel such empathy for you" "I can feel your pain" There are people, many of them that actually do feel others energy. Be it positive or negative. These people have to be more selective of who they allow into their world. There are degrees of course, as to the level of the feelings and the consistency of the empathic experiences.
From my experience, those that have more intense experiences have a harder time in intimate relationship as the person with whom they are intimate has to be at peace with themselves so they do not negatively impact the other. There is nothing more exciting in life to have two people that find each other, that can live harmoniously together... What a blessing!
I am clear that those that "feel" energy at any level are just more attuned to that "frequency". It is like tuning in a radio. Imagine not being able to change a station that was playing something that you found offensive. The empath is stuck with that station, they are tuned into those around them good or bad. Most want to CHOOSE good. They literally must say (usually to themselves) this person is NOT GOOD FOR ME. Choose to be around people that make you feel good.
Those that know there is a "frequency", and how to control it, have an unbelievable ability to attract, recognize and appreciate others with the same ability. We (I consider myself one) FEED off the positive energy in others.
As a psychic once said to me "You want to see windows going up and down and the lights going on and off, Its not like that," He was right. What I want is to show others what I feel. Some of you understand this first hand, some wish they could and some have no idea what they are missing. Just remember, even if you are not conscious of it, the energy is exchanging. If you feel my positive energy, on a consistent basis...I mean really feel it...it is because I choose to share it with you. I do this because it is a two way street and I like your energy too. Everything is on purpose.