5) You can become overwhelmed in intimate relationships
Being so close to someone can be difficult for you.
Your emotional love for them can become overbearing to the point that you almost feel like you’re losing your identity.
But at the same time, this makes you an amazing lover as you’re always looking out for them.
You understand what they’re going through and you’ll always support them to reach their goals.
6) Narcissists are attracted to you
Narcissists are drawn to empathic people because they can feed off of the skills of the empath to help them.
Narcissistic people often feel worthless or undervalued in their own lives and seek validation to make themselves feel better.
The problem is that their toxicity and constant need of attention can you make feel drained and undervalued.
But once you realize that you don’t need to “save” everyone, you can spend more time working on yourself and give from a place of authenticity and genuine interest, rather than obligation.
7) You become replenished in nature
The busyness of cities and everyday life can become too much for an empath. But it’s the natural world that restores you.
The awe you experience from mountains and oceans makes you realize that there’s something much bigger than yourself.
It clears your mind and sets your priorities straight.
8) You have a huge heart but sometimes give too much
You’re always trying to heal the pain of others. Whether it’s a homeless stranger, or a close one that’s going through tough times, you’re so attuned to what they’re going through that you simply must do something to help.
This can drain your energy and make it hard to be around those that are suffering.
But at the same time, you’re the ray of hope that so many people are in need of.
As an empath myself, I’ve found it essential to protect my sensitivities. Whether it’s carving our time alone, or communicating to your loved ones your needs and wishes, I find that setting boundaries and limits can do your mental health wonders.
Being an empath is a gift, but you have to learn to take care of yourself.
It’s people like you that keep the dream alive for a more caring, humane world.