So I was browsing on instagram, as one does, and I came across someone talking about being an empath. So I decided to Google this term and I got this answer.
Then I went to this website to see if I have the qualities of an empath. As I am reading m ore and more about the qualities of these types of people I think to myself, “hmmm…I don’t really think that I am an empathy.”
I mean don’t get me wrong, I am able to feel empathy towards other people, but what I do not do is fully take on their emotions which is a classic sign of an empath. So ok, I am not an empath. Then on that same website there was content about Highly Sensitive People or HSP.
Perhaps I am an HSP? So these are the qualities of HSP
When I was at target today, I found myself completely overwhelmed by the amount of people at the store. Now, some people are totally fine with large crowds but I’ll tell you one thing: I get really cranky when I am around large amounts of people.
Number 2 on the HSP list is that they absorb people’s emotions around them therefore, they become emotionally exhausted.
Boy, let me tell you! As soon as I get home from a crowded event or crowded store I feel so drained. It wasn’t until I read this article (today!) that I figured out why. I ticked almost every box on the HSP list. Almost. Enough to really put things into perspective and really change how I see things. It is really eye opening.
I encourage you to take a look at the website
Maybe you will learn something about yourself like I did.