Being Highly Empathetic Has a Serious Dark Side, New Science Says

Studies show that empathy can be a double-edged sword if left unchecked. In the work place empathy can be a great tool, as it allows an individual to be in tune with coworkers, bosses, and customers. However, in one’s personal life empathy can create serious health risks. The reason for this is that left unchecked, empathy can become too intense and essentially ‘sucks the life’ out of the individual. There are, however, ways to create a healthy frame of mind, including meditation and therapy.

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