There are times where feeling everything around you has its mute points. Below are just a few scenarios that can feel super uncomfortable to an Empath.
HAVING A SUPERIOR THAT DOES NOT LIKE YOU
At some point in your academic or professional career you may come across a boss or educator that just does not like you. Empaths can come across their energetic polar opposite at work, school, or other places of constant contact. Such an encounter may cause you to instantly freeze around them (a common Empath reaction to inauthentic people) or you just may not like someone but can’t quite put your finger on why. If you have to be in contact with someone who does not like you and vice a versa, keep your interaction with them light. Your conversations should be very generic, so do not reveal anything to personal as your superior may use this as a tactic of manipulation later on. Oftentimes depending on what life lessons an Empath needs to learn, you can attract your energetic opposite: the narcissist, sociopath, or even the psychopath. If you suspect you have come in contact with one of the above, do not give them any emotion or they will feed on it much like a parasite latches on to its host.
WATCHING SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNCOMFORTABLE ON TV
There are certain episodes that I cannot watch from my favorite shows because of the emotions it stirs up. Whether, it’s a sex scene, act of betrayal, extreme violence, or an awkward interlude these moments can feel like eternity to an Empath.
FEELING THE SEXUAL AROUSAL OF ANOTHER
Oh yes this happens. Now this is all well and good when this emotion is requited and the mood is right, but when it’s not, oh honey this is just plain awkward. One of the key signs that you have picked up on an energy of another is if it comes on strong, fast, and out of nowhere. You can intuit the sexual arousal of another by being in close proximity to them, touching them in a platonic way (hugging/handshake), and you can even pick up residual sexual energy from places where someone has been intimate. Moving away from the individual or a sexually charged area can definitely cut this unwanted energetic chord for sure.