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      Being able to feel other people's emotions?

      So, my dad was cleaning out a room for someone to rent. I wasn't aware of this and so I didn't help him. I got into an argument with my brother and was just so angry for no reason. I was angry all morning and couldn't stand it so I decided to try to go to sleep like 15 minutes ago. Then my dad comes up stairs because no one was helping him clean out the room angry as anything. He is yelling at my brother and I could tell he was mad by the way he was yelling. I then thought to myself maybe I could somehow feel his emotions and then it dissipated mostly. I still felt a little anger left and as I was typing this out my dad comes up stairs and yells at us for something I forget what it was now. I don't know why but I feel like his emotions somehow spread to me. I did not talk to him before he came upstairs so I didn't realize he was even angry. Coincidence or no?

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      Is this a dream? if yes then it is possible to feel other emotions in dreams. It's very high censored in dreams.

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      Dream or not it's possible. All children are to a degree able to pick up on their parents emotions. Even grown up and having not lived with my mom in YEARS, I know when she's upset. I will start feeling down/upset/etc for absolutely no reason and call her just to find she's feeling that way for a valid reason. My kids have nightmares on the same nights I do. Like it or not, your connected to your parents very deeply and it isn't unusual for them to influence your emotions be it positively or negatively. :/ I'm sure someone on here has an idea how to block this, I know it's possible, I just don't do it myself so I'm not sure how.
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      I know it is not only possable, but very common. You can even learn to share your own emotions with those around you, to calm a screaming child or angery person. My advice is to watch for people in your life that drain you emotionally or infect you with their chaos and drama. You will have your own emotions and general well being harmed by exposure to this kind of person. Live a life where you feel free to pick who you are around and choose those that make you feel good things.
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      Yeah for sure, it's entirely possible. With this suspicion, I find going to school really draining - I can be at work all day and feel better than having a 6 hour day at school. Of course, it's possible that it's just my own mindset.. but I somewhat doubt it. I also feel best when alone.
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      That's really interesting, that probably explains why I sometimes am so mad for no reason. Are negative emotions more powerful than positive emotions? I mean that by emotions like sadness can effect you much more than emotions like happiness. What would one call being able to read other's emotions?

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      Quote Originally Posted by xChris12 View Post
      That's really interesting, that probably explains why I sometimes am so mad for no reason. Are negative emotions more powerful than positive emotions? I mean that by emotions like sadness can effect you much more than emotions like happiness. What would one call being able to read other's emotions?
      It is not so much the type of emotion, but how obsesssed they are with them. A woman who was just asked to marry the man she loves may exude joy far stronger than a bored grumpy person exudes frustration. So intensity is the big issue.

      Reading others emotions can just be a physical thing where you get a lot of data from them frowning or sighing. If you develop the part of your brain that "feels" other peoples emotions it can be a type of ESP called "Empathy"
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      Hey, What you are picking up on is your sense of empathy. My family has a streak of empathy running in our genetics. Many times, you will pick up others' emotions: friends, family.. mostly people close to you.. or people experiencing strong emotions. If it gets too overwhelming, you can form your intent as a sort of emotional shield that prevents a lot of the messages.
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      yeah empathy is common and possible, just practice. Wherever you go try to feel people's emotions with no expectations or judgements , that's how i started. Now everywhere i go and every person you see you can "feel them", they don't even have to be there in person.

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      What do you mean...

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      Empathy is the putting of yourself in another's shoes to see things from his/her perspective in order to better understand the situation. It's a wonderful asset to have and helps you be a good person.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sivason View Post
      My advice is to watch for people in your life that drain you emotionally or infect you with their chaos and drama. You will have your own emotions and general well being harmed by exposure to this kind of person.
      Hi Sivason, I hope things are going OK for you.

      My sense has been that I'm one of these people that you warn about. Part of that is that I decline to validate the wrong in other people's actions, and they resent that. Part of it is that I prefer open conflict to passive-aggressive treachery, which can be just as destructive but harder to spot. But I think there's also something about who I am that's unpleasant or psychically harmful to a lot of other people, even if I'm not actually doing something to them overtly. I'm not sure how to separate that from the other two dynamics though.

      I think that if they're going to keep moving this sort of stuff to 'Inner Sanctum' they should give that forum a higher profile so that people read and post there more. It took me a while to even find that forum. All of this stuff ties in to dreaming, because dreaming is the time we can actively turn our senses on these subjects. And its all 'beyond dreaming' in the sense that its the same kind of stuff as astral projection, etc., even though that may not be obvious to everyone. I also think that its in a lot of ways more interesting and important than dream control, even though its not as much the focus of the DreamViews site. Its more interesting to me anyway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by shadowofwind View Post
      Hi Sivason, I hope things are going OK for you.

      My sense has been that I'm one of these people that you warn about. Part of that is that I decline to validate the wrong in other people's actions, and they resent that. Part of it is that I prefer open conflict to passive-aggressive treachery, which can be just as destructive but harder to spot. But I think there's also something about who I am that's unpleasant or psychically harmful to a lot of other people, even if I'm not actually doing something to them overtly. I'm not sure how to separate that from the other two dynamics though.
      I am doing very well. I have had many sad moments, but life is good.
      With all of eternity to "dream up" who you are and what your role is you can shape yourself into whatever type you think would bring true happiness to you. At least you see and think about these things. Try a psycological trick, using symbolism. Write on a slip of paper just one aspect of your own personality that you would rather grow away from. Then do something symbolic to get rid of the slip. The standard version is burning, but in moderrn times flushing is ok, it has its own valid symbolism.
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