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.
Empaths are Psychic. Not true, the empath nature is intuitive of the emotional body and the psychics gifts come from the mental body. The difficulty is that empaths must practice trusting and believing their emotional energy symbolism and gut feelings as a viable source of information and can’t really put so much trust in the mental body. Psychics deal with mental and telepathic knowledge and they must also develop their skills and learn to trust.
Scanning others emotional body is a highly complex issue to get correct, and it brings much emotional information as well as energy that is sickness and shadows from other people. That is why the empath must be sober and be on a devout self healing journey. It takes a long time for the empath to learn to heal their own emotion wounds, which are the true block to their gifts that flow from the empath nature.
If anyone has insights on their own introvert or empath nature, please do share.
Articles on the Empath by Phoenix:
Empaths: A Hug Free Spiritual Diet https://wp.me/p6B4GV-99k
The Introvert and the Empath: https://wp.me/p6B4GV-9rV
Soul of the Empath: https://wp.me/p6B4GV-9Ls
An Empath’s Conflict & Starlight: https://wp.me/p6B4GV-bdl
The Empathic Apprentice: https://wp.me/p6B4GV-3S6
Crystals are not for Empaths, HSP or Dreamers: https://wp.me/s6B4GV-crystals
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