Being extra-Sensitive and soft in a hard world could mean you are an Empath.
To have empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another human being is feeling or experiencing from within. It is almost as if you can put yourself in another person’s place and actually feel what they are feeling through heightened sensitivity. It doesn’t necessarily mean you understand specifically what they are feeling but the overall understanding is there of what they are going through. To have empathy in this way for other human beings there is a term for it called being an empath.
Putting a name to something you always thought you might be, allows you to understand your life a little better, possibly giving you a purpose and it can explain why you feel the way you do. Characterizing yourself as an empath you may indeed possess some of these specific qualities. Have you ever wondered why complete strangers will open up to you and tell you their life story? It is no accident they are choosing you. They sense your energy and your trustworthy intuitions feeling an immediate connection with you.
Some of the characteristics of being an empath begin with their emotions as they are highly sensitive to their surroundings and the emotions of people and animals. They feel everything, sometimes to the extreme. They can sense your emotions and feel what you are feeling. It can be so powerful at times that it can cause them a degree of physical pain. They have a deeper understanding of feelings and aren’t afraid to show theirs. In fact, it is very difficult for an empath not to show their feelings. And they won’t hesitate to tell you either. But they always do so in a way that is gentle and healing making every effort to help you feel better.
If you are upset about something, feeling grief or pain or you feel alone, empaths have an overwhelming need to comfort you. They have a natural ability to pick up on energies and emotions while nurturing you and guiding you along the way till you are feeling better. They sometimes will carry the burden for you to ease your load and your pain. This doesn’t really cause them any additional pain to do this because they have an overwhelming need and desire to help. It is just easier to recognize this about them and allow them to help you.
All empaths are individuals, of course, so they will all feel and interact differently and in their own way. Some have a stronger ability for this and some may have a slighter ability, but you will feel it present in your life in some form. Being an empath allows you to make use of your emotions to better the world and make people feel understood. There is comfort in being understood by someone. It may be why others naturally gravitate towards you. Empaths may not possess the power to change the world but they may help you feel more of your emotions and feel less alone. This will make for a more caring world to live in.