Personally I don't like to refer to myself as certain things here lately.
I remember when I first read about empathy years ago. I could relate very well to what the site said, then it went and stated that only moons in cancer were capable of empathy, as the site was astrologically inclined. That is the first time I brought up my natal chart to see where my moon was. My moon is in Leo. Right before the good old sign of Cancer.
I was younger and pretty naive- I was disappointed, and questioned, so I am not empathic? Just because of that? Basically that was a turning stone for me- I decided then and there that most obviously, there had to be something severely wrong with people.
I lately do not like to refer to myself as an empath, I never call myself a psychic or a medium, I say I have ability- because we all do. The real reason I think that I have grown increasingly opposed to calling myself an empath, a psychic, a starseed, a medium, a circus clown.. honestly I think we all are so much more than that, and capable of truly amazing things. But only if we allow ourselves to be more than what others would like to say we are. To be more than the sum of characteristics, the websites would like to peg us into.
What you said about re-charging your bedroom, describes a little of how I feel. With myself it is more I have extreme trouble being in chaotic atmospheres. And since my family is the get all the yelling out as opposed to keep it all in type, I often find myself having great difficulty finding a place to relax. Or a state of mind even to relax. Like meditating within the center of an angry mob. It is difficult.
My family members had a small argument a few moments ago. And my body is still in a state of repulsion. I have a feeling of a inactive anxiety, it was only a argument, not like one of the full blown fights, and the anxiety is still buzzing around somewhere in my body.
My mother used to say I am too sensitive for this world. I remember thinking as a child "Great when can I leave? I think the world is too cold, that's the problem".
Where you said that at times you are alone and feel you are not, I can relate a little there as well, only there have been times I have been alone and suddenly depressed for no reason what so ever. No one is home, and my mood had been pleasant and stable- then boom a sea a sadness. And it was felt so suddenly that I would speak a loud even though I was alone and declare- "This isn't mine". "Not this time".
I have also felt a sudden unexplainable peace. I had not felt a peace quite like that for a very long time- I could sense- this is not my own. This was the same building the sudden depression would occur.
I told my brother this, and he said no, that they have to be my own emotions, I am not owning to.
I know better. I know because I know how I feel, and if I say it isn't my own peace it isn't. Or my own sadness, it isn't.
So in end of this winded post here, I relate to being very sensitive. I however don't refer to myself as an empath.
I can't be anyway, my Moon is in Leo.