YOU SEE PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY TRULY ARE
Behind the well crafted persona is the well kept truth. Seeing past a person’s “representative” and knowing their true heart can give the Empath an appearance of being ice cold. After coming across a disingenuous person an Empath may say to their self , "There is just something about that person....” that does not gel with their spirit. What others do not initially see the Empaths knows and feels in their heart first.
ALWAYS BEING TIRED OR EXHAUSTED
Sleep and alone time are much needed allies to an Empath. Older paradigm living encouraged doing the most, working hard, and being everything to everyone but yourself. However, the times are changing and thanks to the up and coming generation being transparent in their own personal needs; rest, and the need for personal time are becoming more accepted and welcome. Trend or not, the Empath needs to remain true to their self and remove the toxic energy from their fields through relaxation or burn out will ensue.
HAVING TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF
Empaths are approximately 20% of the population. Sure that amounts to billions of people worldwide but depending on your location and vocation, your Empath presence may not be the majority. Having a unique set of needs from others may leave you explaining why you conduct yourself in the way that you do which can be an exhausting process.
BEING PSYCHICALLY ATTACKED
You are minding your business and then someone who is having a personal crisis or has low energy will invade your fields and put you on panic mode. If attacked say, "This is not my energy!", walk it off, emerge your hand or head in ice cubes, or work it out with physical activity (from walking to running). The positive and negative attraction does not only apply in the math and science world but the metaphysical one too.
ABSORBING THE COLLECTIVE ENERGY
A weather catastrophe, a major sports win or loss, political strife, or a senseless tragedy can bring down the masses. Without being plugged into the news the Empath can experience the extreme shift in energy by feeling an unusual sense of sadness, panic, or sympathy pains in the body. Prophetic dreams are possible as well.
HAVING A HIGH TRUTH CENTER IN A SOCIETY THAT IS SLOWLY LOSING ITS SOUL
Technology, automation, and other technological advances make living easy (I will never knock ordering my groceries from my phone, having it delivered to my house, or picking it up curbside) but with these conveniences comes a trade off and that is the human heart and soul connection. The reliance on these conveniences makes us less engaging as humans and as a culture. Our behaviors are becoming calculated algorithms that are taking away our uniqueness. People are losing their flare, personality, and soul in our ever increasing automated culture. Not only is technology a factor but not being able to express yourself if your belief differs from popular opinion can mute the energy of an Empath's soul as well.
But like all things there is a flip side to the coin. With the bad comes the good and there are times when fate aligns an Empath with a soul buddy who understands the nuisances of the Empath's heart or the Empath can feel the good in humanity which can restore their hope in the world. Know that trying moments will not last forever and do not hesitate to rely on your support system to pull through in troubling times. You are a multidimensional being so do not be afraid to utilize everything in your toolkit to stabilize.