5 Reasons Why Being A Super Empathetic Person Actually Really Sucks

I care way too much about other people.

And not a normal person amount, either. Like, when a friend of yours gets dumped, you probably do something normal to grieve the end of her relationship, like offer your condolences and a hug or two. When my roommate and her boyfriend broke up in college, I literally cried with her. No exaggeration. I cried. As if I were the one who got dumped.

That’s because I am an extremely empathetic person.

1. I try my hardest not to hurt people, but even if I do by accident, I feel guilty….2. I feel like it’s my responsibility to make everyone in the room feel comfortable, and it’s exhausting…3. I will let myself get hurt if it means that I will prevent someone else from getting hurt…

Alexia LaFata