Empathetic people are extremely sensitive when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes too much, and are not inclined to rationalize their feelings. Their intuition is their filter through which they experience this world.
Empathetic people are naturally generous, more spiritual, and good at listening to others. If you’re looking for someone who has a heart, they have them. No matter what, she will be with you.
Their trademark is their understanding for others. Some of them can show their understanding without adopting other people’s feelings. But some, like me, for example, become sponges that absorb other people’s troubles. This often leads to positive emotions and all that is beautiful remaining in the shadow of empathy. When empathetic people are surrounded by peace and love, their bodies assimilate them and they simply flourish.
Negativity is very exhausting and strenuous, and at the same time characteristic of emotional vampires whose anger destroys empathetic people. Very often their defense mechanism is weight gain. When they are thin, they are more vulnerable and more sensitive to negativity. In addition, the sensitivity of empathetic individuals can be exaggerated in love relationships. Precisely because of this, many of them remain single because they have not learned how to balance their life needs with their partner.
Stressful situations affect empathetic people by causing them panic attacks, depression, eating problems, addictions, and a number of physical symptoms that defy traditional medical diagnoses, from fatigue to agoraphobia. Since I am also an empathetic person, I want to help all of my empathic patients learn to deal with it.
You shouldn’t feel worn out just because you’re empathetic. Now that I am focused and able to refrain from comforting all those who have some difficulties, empathy frees me, makes me vital and gives birth to an indescribable feeling in me. To find out if you are an empathetic person, answer the following questions:
TEST: AM I AN OVERLY EMPATHETIC PERSON?
- Have they ever called me over-emotional or overly sensitive?
- If a friend of mine feels destroyed, am I starting to feel that way myself?
- Is it easy to hurt me?
- Am I being emotionally drained by the masses and do I need some time to compose myself?
- Do noise, smells, or too much conversation affect my nerves?
- Do I prefer to go somewhere with my car so I can leave whenever I want?
- Do I overeat to deal with emotional stress?
- Am I afraid that a love affair will take me too far?
If you answered yes to 1-3 of these questions, you are partly an empathetic person. If you answered yes to more than three questions, you just found out what emotional type of person you are.
The realization that you are an empathetic person is the first step in taking control of emotions, instead of drowning in them. Control over empathy will prove your love for yourself.
An important emotional step — how to find balance?
Practice these strategies to find balance.
Allow yourself a silence in which you will emotionally regenerate . Get in the habit of allowing yourself a few minutes of silence throughout the day. Breathe clean air. Stretch. Walk around the office. This will help you reduce excessive stress.
Meditate . To deal with unwanted emotions, respond to them with a few minutes of meditation. This will give you back your energy and you will not have to draw it from others.
Define and nurture your empathic needs . Protect your sensibility, and here’s how:
If someone asks too much of you, say no to them in a polite way. You are not required to explain your reasons. It is not said without connection: “It is not a complete answer”.
If 3 hours of socializing is your maximum for you, even if you adore people, take your car or find another solution to get home so you don’t feel tied up staying somewhere.
If those masses are straining, eat a high-protein meal before going out and sit on the side rather than in the center of the action.
If you are bothered by someone’s perfume, kindly ask that person to refrain from applying the same near you. If you still can’t control it, stand near the window or take an occasional break so you can breathe clean air outside.
If you overeat to numb negative emotions, meditate before rushing to a refrigerator full of temptation. As a precaution, place a pillow next to the refrigerator to be ready to meditate instead of overeating.
Set aside a private space in your home. So you will not be limited by the feeling of excessive togetherness.
I advise you to update the above list with time. By implementing the mentioned strategies, empathetic people will feel safer and their talents will simply flourish.