Extroverts get energized from other people. They tend to shut down when they are alone and all their fears arise. Introverts get energized by being alone. They get drained sometimes when being over stimulated by other people energy. Those who are overstimulated by emotional energy, especially with those who drink, smoke pot or do drugs, are one of the two epitomes of being an empath.
Some introverts are aware that they must make a sacrifice to hang out with extroverts and what it entails. We also know when extroverts are trying to stay busy running around planning endless activities in order to avoid feelings, introverts just retreat and take a break to regenerate.
Here are some myths about Introverts and Empaths…
Introvert Myth: Introverts are Shy – Learning to meditate, one learns to be silent and live a quiet life, does that mean they are introverts after they have mastered Zen? No, of course not, so being quiet and being shy, although very different, do not mean all introverts are shy. Some can have natural shyness which is more retreat and non-confrontational or even less emotional. Many introverts can be more quiet around others when younger, but as they get older they become much more comfortable if they are aware of their limits and have boundaries.
Shyness can be included in some introvert people but not necessarily a trait of introversion. Some of the issues for an older introvert is that emotionally they haven’t let go of old ideas and beliefs about the self of introversion from the past, even though they have moved on from being a more extreme introvert, into a mature adult who is more social and can manage it. Letting go of old patterns of how one feels there “were” in any scenario is big job for most of us.
Empath Myth: All emotional people are Empathic – Not true, everyone who is sensitive in their emotions, or easily expresses emotions such as anger or crying, doesn’t mean they are an empath. It means they are very sensitive within their feeling and emotional body. Empaths are not that emotional, but hanging out with an emotional person who wants to cry but hides it will effect the empath, as their emotional energy slowly will enter the empaths body and then they will start to cry for no reason.
This confuses young empaths especially when they were happy and joyful a few minutes ago and their emotional mood changed immediately for no reason. This is not bi-polar, that is something completely different than involves the mind and the emotional body. Empaths are strictly dealing with the emotional body and boundaries of their emotional energy body and how to keep it clear of others emotional sicknesses, while working on healing their own.
If anyone has input on their own introvert or empath nature, please do share.
Phoenix is an empath who has healed her issues and brought her empath gifts to their highest levels, and works with empaths to structure, train and heal their emotional wounds, emotional and mental body and the connections to having energetic emotional boundaries with others. If you would like to set a session, please write Eldermountaindreaming@gmail.com