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Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a hardwired aspect of the human experience. Highly developed empathy and awareness is the sign of an emotionally mature individual. Such a person may also experience bullying from those likely to feel threatened by their competence and popularity.
Empaths are not all “light and love.” Far from it. Many struggle with depression, anxiety, various addictions and self-doubt due to their high sensitivity and receptiveness to taking on the emotions of others.
If you take an honest look at your emotional patterns when you’re alone vs. when you’re with a community of friends or loved ones, you see that you thrive more in the latter. You think you are happier on your own, but you’re not really.