As empaths, we go through a lot of emotional changes in life. We sometimes do not realize that these changes are not always our own, they can and do come from the emotions and energies we have been absorbing.
When things like this happen we need to be aware of our triggers. Sure, some people don’t take ‘triggers’ seriously, but when it comes to your energy and emotional shifting you should. Everything happens for a reason. For instance, if someone is upset there has to be a reason behind it.
If you are an empath that does not know his or her triggers you are holding yourself back. You are allowing the negativity in this world to overthrow you and you need to get to know yourself better. As someone who absorbs so much emotion and energy being able to tell what is and isn’t your own is crucial.
When we are allowing ourselves to become triggered without knowing it we are only hurting ourselves more. As an empath, we need to know when we are being emotionally activated so that we can learn to better manage our gift. Below you will find a list of some of the most common triggers for empaths, do any of these fit the bill for you?
4 Of The Most Common Triggers For The Empath:
1. Eye Contact
While this is a bit of a hard one to avoid it is important to be aware of. You see because the empath can pick up on energy and emotion so well making eye contact intensifies this. When we make eye contact we are able to see exactly what emotions this person is going through and for some of us, these emotions hit us like a wave of negativity.
No, I am not telling you to stop making eye contact with everyone. I am merely telling you that you need to be prepared for the emotions to come when you do make eye contact. Knowing your triggers help take away some of the power they have over you.
2. Specific People
Yes, sometimes specific people are just too much for the empath. When this happens we need to identify who this person is and where to go from here. If someone is triggering your powers to a point where you are overwhelmed all the time you may need to stay away from them.
This is a trigger telling you that you have absorbed too much and need to let go of some of these bags you are holding onto for other people. When the emotions of others become too much letting go of them and moving forward is sometimes necessary. You cannot save everyone.
4. Meeting New People
When you meet someone new you get to face all of their emotions head on not knowing what to expect. This can be good and it can be bad. That all depends on the person. While you cannot avoid meeting new people, you can be prepared for the possible energies to come. Personally, I like to cleanse myself of other people’s emotions daily so that I do not become overwhelmed in situations like this.
While these are the most common empath triggers there are more. Your list can be as short or as long as it needs to be. For more information on empaths check out the video below.