An empath is someone that easily absorbs a person’s energy. An empath is very intuitive, and is intensely affected/impacted by their environment(sirens, lack of light, wrong lighting, smells, noises, etc. Therefore, these people become easily overwhelmed, exhausted, and overstimulated. They are personality traits include introversion and high sensitivity. Do you notice these traits about yourself? If so, how do you handle interacting with someone that are very talkative, a huge complainer, a Debbie downer, or a person that seems to be always involved in drama? When the environment at your job is overstimulating in reference to the noise level, what do you do for some relief? Do you honor your gift of intuition? Do people make demeaning comments to you about your introversion?
If so, how do you handle it?
Limit your contact with “Debbie downers”, excessive talkers, huge complainers, etc. You can do this by politely letting them know that you have to complete a task(cook, that you have an assignment to complete, or have an appointment to attend). Failing to do this on a regular basis can harm you (i.e., irritability, exhaustion, anxiety).
Honor your intuitiveness. When you feel like something is not right, 9 times out of 10, you are correct.
Accept and appreciate introversion. Sure, there are times when you have to come out of your cocoon to interact with others. That is important because you want to maintain a balance. However, we must learn to except that some prefer interacting with small groups of people instead of large groups. Honoring your qualities as an empath is important for taking care of yourself, mentally, physically, and spiritually.