“Empaths are highly sensitive individuals, who have a keen ability to sense what people around them are thinking and feeling. Psychologists may use the term empath to describe a person that experiences a great deal of empathy, often to the point of taking on the pain of others at their own expense.” – Via Google
Read more on empaths in the article discussed in the episode here.
It only took me 30+ years to find a word that could describe me. Empath was it. It’s not that I needed a label, it just helped me to make sense of the, by some standards, weird ways about myself that I never understood. These ways all make since now and are all actually connected in some weird way. The article listed above described me to a T! If you think you are an empath, just read the article and see if it describes you. I can’t even go deeper into detail because the literal definition describes the depth of it.
Listen to this weeks episode to hear me break it down and ramble a bit here!
The same way I felt after taking the How We Love test from the Dear Childhood episode is how I felt when I saw the meme on what an empath is. A sense of relief came over me. It feels so good to know that there are others out there that can relate.