Tagged: Careers for Empaths
Nov 20, 2016 at 4:34 am #13598
What are your ideas for the best career choices for Empaths?Dec 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm #13897
I would consider myself an empath. I am currently coaching 13-14 year olds play hockey and its extremely rewarding. It definitely gives you something that money cannot simply buy.Dec 13, 2016 at 6:02 am #14021
The Mind UnleashedKeymaster
I love the response Methodz. =)Dec 26, 2016 at 7:46 pm #14338
COUNSELINGJan 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm #15225
i don’t know i’m still trying to figure it out.Jan 27, 2017 at 12:24 am #15252
I think the best career for empaths can vary from one dynamic to another, such as counselor, social worker, teacher etc., but all within the realm of social interaction. On a one to one basis. Such as a career working with people rather than machinery or technology or computers. What makes an individual an empath is the very interaction that one has with another person on a more personal level, rather than a desk job or mechanical work. Not disputing those careers by any means, I mean no disrespect to those who do work on such machinery, but I am just pointing out that an empaths career should be directly related to humans and individuals rather than machines who feel nothing of what or who your working with.Jan 30, 2017 at 5:20 pm #15343
I agree with MagnoliaSuns. It depends on the type of work and level of interaction with others. And the work should provide the opportunity for people to speak on their own terms.Feb 27, 2017 at 11:42 pm #15891
Actually, I find that interacting with people on an emotional level all day is completely draining. I need my time to regain my empath energy if that makes sense. When I am around too much energy, or have too much emotional interaction, I feel like I need to refill and never can. I am actually working into becoming a QA tester, I have actually had the most enjoyment working in solitude, so that on my off hours I am ready to socialize. If i have too social of a job, I spend all my extra time and energy trying to get it back, if that makes sense. I understand the jobs that were suggested, since empaths would be good at this job, but like I said, when you are an empath, there is no real way to compartmentalize. And keep your energy powers that is. I suggest watching Phoebe in Charmed as she struggled with her powers. That show was very helpful in understanding your limits, and doing what you can to nurture your gifts so they can be most helpful.Feb 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm #15902
I wholeheartedly agree with you kimtacular. I once had a psychologist tell me I was a pathological empathy. It is impossible for me to turn off.on the one hand, I am driven to seek out people, but on the other hand, I am worn out by lengthy interaction.In addition, I have found that once people (especially ego driven), start to realize my empathy, they try to keep me at a distance. People don’t like that I will see into their emotions. That dark, small part that they keep hidden from even themselves. I don’t want to know those things either. Too often the people I meet and interact with, are a mess and don’t even seem to know. The most fulfilling productive times of my life has been as a student. I was able to be with groups of people for relatively short amounts of time with a superficial bonding, yet be productive alone with research and study. Other than that, jobs at machines. Repetitive, solitary jobs allow my mind to wander wherever it pleases, the physicality tires my body, and I am able to go home and relax without a hundred emotions, not my own, pinballing through my brain.Jun 19, 2017 at 8:01 am #18128
I’m a empath I think just by the description. I started a teaching job of English in Argentina. I came initially to learn the language. I was a kind of teacher of sorts before but it was too mechanical for me. I used to work in the technology sector. My job is way more rewarding now and I’m enjoying books more often as well. It is such a rewarding experience to connect with others on a personal level and to learn so much myself in the process with them. I was 10 years in technology and after 2 years in this job I feel like an entirely new person. It doesn’t pay well but money isn’t so important. Less is more for me.Sep 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm #20177
I have just recently realized that I am an Empath at the age of 50. I am a caregiver for the elderly (most of whom are very ill) and I get great satisfaction from it. It makes me feel worthwhile again. One of my clients (who I am very close to) suggested to me that I may be an empath so I did a little research…. it sure does explain quite a bit! I would like to talk to more like me so I can learn how to “turn it off” (if there is such a thing) when I am around negative people.
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