Being an Empath Sucks

Even if it does mean I basically have superpowers

Elan Cassandra
Feb 9 · 10 min read
Close up photo of a person’s eye
Close up photo of a person’s eye
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“An empath doesn’t just feel for someone — they feel with someone.”

What being an empath means

How are empaths different?

What is going on in the empath’s brain?

Okay, but what about these ‘Highly Sensitive People’?

What makes empaths different from HSPs?

Okay, but what does all of that mean in practice?

In an argument, I feel both my feelings and theirs

I get anxious over other people’s feelings, even feelings they don’t know they have

I have a finite amount of sensory input I can handle before I need silence and stillness

Everyone’s music is too loud for me

I have to cover my ears when my partner drinks water, at least if/when I’m stressed out

Often, the way things physically feel bother me

If I’m stressed out, I can’t watch comedies or drama (particularly not melodrama)

I’m tired all the time

But what about the superpowers?

Are you an empath?

Advice for empaths

Final words

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Elan Cassandra

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Writer and Writing Mentor. Screenwriter. Honest. Human. She/Her. @elancassandra on Instagram, @ElanCDuensing on Twitter. https://linktr.ee/elancassandra

Preoccupy Negative Thoughts

A psychology, neuroscience, mental health, and human resources writing space.

Elan Cassandra

Written by

Writer and Writing Mentor. Screenwriter. Honest. Human. She/Her. @elancassandra on Instagram, @ElanCDuensing on Twitter. https://linktr.ee/elancassandra

Preoccupy Negative Thoughts

A psychology, neuroscience, mental health, and human resources writing space.

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