From the book
Do you feel like you don't fit into this world? Do you find yourself feeling drained or tired when you have been around lots of people or when you come home from work? Maybe you think that there is something wrong with you. Or other people said that, because you are too sensitive you have to learn to suppress your sensitivity and toughen up!
It may be that you are an empath, a.k.a. Highly Sensitive Personality (HSP). When you learn what having a highly sensitive personality means, you will realise that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You shouldn't toughen up! You should just accept yourself as you are and appreciate the exceptional qualities you have been given. For example, empaths can feel the energy of other creatures, persons, places and situations. They are able to recognise when someone feels off and sometimes, they are even capable of exploring other people's feelings and pain. They also have an enormous amount of inner strength in their hearts, unlike any other people. So, they are highly equipped to help other people. These are all great qualities which you shouldn't try to ignore or even suppress. Lots of people feel like they are too sensitive for this world. So, you are not alone in this!
Firstly, take a look at yourself and your amazing qualities and recognise how truly amazing you are. Maybe you have already helped lots of people who have problems. Perhaps you are very creative or you overcame difficult obstacles. You wouldn't have overcome this if you weren't equipped with this enormous inner strength that every empath has within them.
The second thing that you can do - after you have learned to appreciate your empathic qualities - is to go and look for like-minded people. When you surround yourself with lovely like-minded people who also have a sensitive, kind and loving nature, you will see your beautiful qualities mirrored in them. And now you will become much more comfortable to accept your empathic self.