The truth is that being empathetic is one of the most worthwhile traits a person can have. To not only be able to acknowledge one another’s wellbeing, but to actually feel what someone else is experiencing, and to truly connect at that core level, is unprecedentedly powerful.
It’s something we all need to develop a bit more, especially on a mass scale. But, like most things in the world, it’s stigmatized to an unfair degree (if not disregarded completely).
Here are all the things people tend to get wrong about empaths, and the truth that may make you realize you are one (but perhaps in denial):
Highly Empathetic People Usually Come From Difficult, If Not Abusive, Pasts