5 Signs of the Empath’s Dark Side

Empaths are kind, caring, nurturing and loyal friends. Empaths are seen as dependable and trustworthy because they make others feel safe. But being exposed to other people’s emotions at all times is exhausting. This gift of hyper-empathy has negative side effects. Not only can the empath become emotionally exhausted, but also they can become so absorbed in other people’s emotions that they forget to take care of your own. These are five dark sides of being an empath.

Disclaimer: This video is not to attack anyone who may display these signs but to help us understand and bring awareness to these darker aspects.”

Speaking of empaths, we also made a video on dark empaths. They’re not what you think they are: https://youtu.be/Tl20Ke2Y58g

Writer: Sara Del Villar
Script Editor: Morgan Franz
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera www.youtube.com/AmandaSilvera
Animator: Sam Rain
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong


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