In reality, having strong emotions offers a lot of advantages. Being with negative individuals, on the other hand, might have the opposite impact. It can be exhausting in that instance. Being an emotional empath requires a lot of power. After all, empathy enables you to absorb sentiments from those around you, even those you are unfamiliar with. And when it comes to negativity, this ability can be quite taxing.
Negative people tend to drain your energy. This is because they are constantly exposing you to their problems and frustrations. Whether it is about themselves or others, there is always something going on with them. If you aren't careful, this could cause you to suffer from anxiety or depression. Emotional empaths are naturally drawn to others who are going through similar things. This is because seeing someone else in pain makes them feel less alone. However, emotional empaths should never confuse this with wanting to help them out. The best thing you can do for someone who is causing you stress is to find a way to move on from them.
If you find yourself getting involved with negative people, it's important to remember that they don't bring anything good into your life. They may appear to have everything together, but underneath they are completely broken. Avoid anyone who causes you stress or anxiety. If you aren't able to do so, at least limit your time with them. That way you are not exposed to their negative energy anymore and you still get to retain some of your own personal strength.
Empaths absorb the emotions of others. Empaths are acutely aware of other people's moods, both positive and unpleasant. They are sensitive to everything, sometimes to an extreme. They absorb negative emotions such as rage or worry, which can be taxing for them. Positive emotions such as joy or happiness are also absorbed, but less so.
As children, some empaths may have had feelings of guilt or responsibility for other people's emotions. This is normal; it is how they learned to care for themselves. However, some young empaths may have wanted to stop this from happening. They might have tried hard not to feel other people's emotions, or refused to let others feel theirs. Sometimes, these efforts at suppression cause more problems than they solve. Most adults who were empaths as children have learned how to control their abilities and now choose what information they receive about others' emotions.
As adults, most empathic people can learn to limit the amount of energy they spend on absorbing others' emotions. They can also choose what kinds of emotions to focus on. For example, an empath might decide to read only those emails that contain complaints from customers. This would reduce the amount of stress they would be under if something was wrong with their service!
Some empathic people can even sense other people's emotions without actually feeling them. This is known as "visualizing" others' emotions.
An empath feels with someone rather than merely for them. Taking in other people's feelings might make you desire to do something about them. "Empaths desire to assist," adds Sueskind. "It is their nature."
Does that mean that an empath can't take care of themselves? Not at all. Empaths just want to help others, so they take care of themselves too. They may not seem like it, but empaths are really strong willed individuals who know what they want and how to get it.
Empaths also learn from their experiences and will use that knowledge to help others. In fact, that is why they have such a large impact on the world: because they are able to connect with other people on such a deep level that they are able to discover things about them that no one else knows. This information then becomes wisdom that helps others in their own journeys.
So, yes, an empath can feel another person's emotions. It is their natural state of being and they enjoy sharing that with others.