My Dear Empath,
You are not absorbing other people’s emotions. You *may* be feeling them and, if you are, you are not expressing them–those emotions of other’s or your own. You would be giving yourself a wondrous gift in letting the emotions flow!
You are, however, receiving a shit-ton of other energy (that has nothing to do with people) that your body and brain do not know how to process.
And while you’re trying to figure out how the above fits into your world, know that you emit a good chunk of what you won’t emote. In addition to feeling craptastic, it can cause harm to others.