Being empathetic has some side effects as well. If you’re a genuine empath, others emotions can flip yours like switch. Have you ever had a day that was going great until it wasn’t because it was ruined by someone else’s bad day!? Imagine a day when you accomplished a lot of goodness, got positive feedback, focused on self care & feeling overall optimistic and confident. Then someone comes home, or you get a call or you meet up with a friend and their day isn’t going so well.
If you’re an empath, your own emotions immediately shift toward whatever they’re feeling, which can be disappointment, anger, worried or whatever. It’s like you lived through their day and not your own. This can make it difficult to hold space for that person as you attempt to cope with the same challenging emotions. People who can’t keep up with own emotional strides always bring negative impact to others. Learn to own yourself with time.