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Books For Empaths
Are you a super sensitive person? Do you soak up negative energy and emotions around you like a sponge? Does bad or disappointing news make you feel ill? You may be an empath. No one knows the joys and challenges of being an empath better than my good friend, Judith Orloff , MD. She was born with second sight, into a family of 25 physicians and several generations of healers. She struggled in her early life to find a way to cope with and then finally embraced her gift of intuition.
While empathy is arguably the greatest, most powerful gift a human can possess, it can also be one of the most painful. Empaths and empathic people often feel overwhelmed in a world full of cruelty and injustice. One can simply check social media and be broken to pieces by the latest news. Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating empaths, recently released The Empath's Survival Guide Emotional Freedom , a manual for surviving in our modern day world. She describes empaths as " Orloff, who identifies as an empath herself, adds, "We feel everything, often to an extreme, and have little guard up between others and ourselves.
Yet none of them proved truly eye-opening or life-changing for me, and neither did the suggested solutions for empath overwhelm truly work — they were bandaids at best. As a kid, I was a lego savant. I also like giving things away; I was literally handing out free flower photos during my prolific photography phase, but not because I had to. Yet, more often than not, my shields just dissolved. The aura cleansing was never ending.
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Many introverts feel secretly guilty for not being more outgoing and sociable and many empaths are ashamed of their sensitivity. This is largely because we live in a society that has long downplayed the virtue of these traits and celebrated the more gregarious personality traits instead. But the times they are a changing. Much research has pointed out that we need a balance in our world between the outgoing and the thoughtful, the outward looking and the reflective, our thoughts and our emotions. I have been taking a look at the best psychology books for introverts and empaths to see how this new research can educate and support us. With the help of these inspired writers, we can create lives full of meaning and joy. I think the very best psychology books for introverts and empaths are those that show us how we can use our strengths to improve our lives and create a better society.