Hyper Empathy: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Have you ever been described as empathetic, that is, you have the ability to put yourself in the other person's shoes and feel their emotions? It's like people with hyper-empathy have long antennas that latch onto every emotion vibrating around them. But when you feel too much, you might end up losing yourself in other people's needs. There's a difference between being really sensitive and having a hyper-empathy syndrome. Here are three signs that may make you hyper-empathic: 1. You erase yourself for the benefit of others. 2. You want to solve all the problems. 3. You have a permanent need to be useful and necessary. In case of excessive empathy, call on a professional who will teach you how to limit your empathy to make it a real quality! Don't forget that excessive empathy doesn't just make you upset, but it separates you from the rest of the world.