Written by Jenny Holt, Freelance Health Writer
Being called an “empath” is not an insult. Too often, people think of their gift of being a highly-sensitive individual as a curse rather than a strength. Below, we will look at how being an empath makes you perfectly suited to being a carer, and what you can do to ensure the positive aspects of being an empath outweigh the negative.
What Sets You Apart as an Empath
When you first hear the term “empath,” you might get a negative impression, as you would with the other “-path” labels: sociopath, psychopath, etc. Many people may think of a someone ‘who just needs to grow thicker skin’, ‘stop being so selfless’, and ‘stop being so darn sensitive’. However, as we grow as a society to understand that people’s feelings and emotions are important, the empath label can, and should, be worn like a badge of honour. [Read more…]