Empathy, how to live happily with it.
Empathy is one of the strongest tools and superpowers of the HSPs.
They feel and understand the people around them more than the, so called, normal people.
So far so good…
What is the problem then?
It’s this crazy idea that if you are a nice person you have to suffer.
Due to the way some HSPs grew up, empathy became a trouble instead of a power. Instead of just feeling the emotions of the others, many HSPs take over, load on their own shoulders, the problems other people have.
Let’s put it this way:
When someone falls in a big hole, you don’t jump with them inside to keep them company and make them feel good, even though some will ask you to.
You stay out and find a way to help them get out.
You use your intuition, your inspiration or you just go and ask for extra help.
This way, quite common sense, is not common sense for way too many sensitive people.