You Actually Feel Like You’re in Your Favorite TV Shows
No, you’re not actually quarrelling with Bethenny or Dorinda, you’ve just been watching a The Real Housewives of New York marathon. Campos told us that, “Empaths often feel everything the characters they’re watching and experience it as though it’s happening to them.” Phew, false alarm: you’re not really in Cartagena fighting over bedrooms. *Wipes sweat from brow*
You Physically Feel the Weight of the World
But oh, it doesn’t end there: you don’t only feel the pain of friends and beloved TV characters, Campos explains, but the pain of society at large. “You also actually feel what seems to be the collective pain and dis-ease occurring throughout the entire planet,” she tells us “You resonate with the experience of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.” Translation? Time for a massage, hon.
You Feel Like Optimus Prime
Ever feel as if you’re deliberately the glass-half full friend? Campos says that’s because “you are the bearer of sunshine and positivity and love in moments and circumstances that require more truth and lightness—you can easily see through the veil of anxiety, fear, sadness or doubt that others may be experiencing, and you are apt to respond with powerful optimism, reminding others of what they're truly capable of.” (Whoa, that’s incredible. Want to be friends?)