Not all empaths have just this one ability, and some can garner information from multiple psychic abilities that work in unison as one mega psychic ability.
Many empaths have been incorrectly diagnosed as having psychological problems when in fact, they are simply sensitives who haven't been trained to distinguish their emotions from the emotions of others.
It isn’t surprising that the majority of empaths at one time or another become highly depressed.
Many empaths find a physical solution to the flood of emotions and other sensations by living in sparsely populated areas to have a facsimile of a “normal” life.
There are several proven techniques that can help empaths minimize and even shutdown their empathic abilities.