Number 7: They become physically and emotionally exhausted.
Empaths are highly sensitive to their environments and the emotions of themselves and others. They are known to absorb the emotions of the people around them like a sponge – if they’re around happy people, they feel happy; if they’re around someone sad, they’ll feel their sadness. However, when an empath is damaged, they will be prone to becoming physically and emotionally fatigued.
This can be due to being burnt out from harboring the emotions of those who damaged them and trying to console them, which can also be known as compassion fatigue. It could also be that it is one of the few times their own emotions are so painful that they’re unable to blend into others to forget about their own pain, leaving them drained with no one to help them as they would for others.
Being an empath, especially one who feels broken or damaged, one can become physically and emotionally drained, wanting to isolate in order to recharge.
Number 6: Instead of being calm and warm, they may become easily frustrated, irritable, or confused by stimuli that wouldn’t normally bother them.
Empaths are known for their kind heart, patience, and warmth. They’re always willing to help a stranger in need and they like to stay calm when in groups when tensions might get heated, acting as a mediator of conflict. However, when an empath has been damaged, these natural kind characteristics of theirs become depleted. Instead, they become easily irritable, confused, more likely to use sarcasm or other hurtful tones when communicating, and are in a state of bitterness.
Empaths tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves and it is usually apparent in their disposition and energy that something inside them is broken. Usually, empaths exude a welcoming air, giving the world the impression that they’re always there to listen. But when an empath is broken, the invisible walls around them are locked uptight. They need to conserve the remaining physical and emotional energy that they have for their self-preservation.
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