One of the more common types of empaths, an emotional empath can easily pick up on—and even take on themselves—the emotions of others.
If a friend or family member is upset or sad, they may soon find themselves upset or sad.
Emotional empaths are particularly susceptible to narcissists and energy vampires and may feel particularly exhausted around such people.
A mantra for emotional empaths.
If you find yourself picking up on the emotions of others, Dr. Judith Orloff recommends this mantra:
“Return to sender.” This will “immediately channel the energy out of your body and back to the source,” she says.
“This doesn’t harm the source; it just gets the energy out of your body.”