Being an empath is emotionally draining

ThePurpleHoodedWarrior and I bumped into each other a week or two ago.

Just got a chance to read this in full. I don’t know what I like about it exactly, but seems a lot of authenticity went into it – and this is the hardest part for *any* writer. Also, I get the masculine coming across, which is very refreshing – so much writing these days is far too politically correct, to the point of being a bit mushy and kind of flat/soft – bit like flat beer really.

This beer retains the fizz.

So, congrats, well done, on saying it like it is.

I won’t offer any criticism, not my place, or skillset.

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The Purple Hooded Warrior

You’re probably wondering why Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher, Netflix) is the photo for this article. He’s most definitely not an empath. Or is he?

It’s true that some of us are better at being empathetic than others, or will have a natural ability for empathy. We shouldn’t, however, call it a personality trait, it’s more of a skill – in that sense, that means anyone can develop it. Even the most selfish, powerful or mean spirited people can one day become empathetic.

This, however, doesn’t mean that you should let people take advantage of you. The definition of an empath I found online is “one who can sense emotions; someone who is empathic or practises empathy. A person with extra-sensory empathic ability, capable of sensing the emotions of others around them in a way unexplained by conventional science and psychology”. This doesn’t translate to “one who becomes an emotional…

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