Empaths for those who do not know are people who absorb the emotions of others and take them on as if they were their own. Instead of being disconnected, they’re able to really feel things on a deeper level.
Now, empaths are some of the most connected people you will find but they are also still only human. While they are healers and do manage to help a lot of people in this world, they also sometimes make mistakes like everyone else. That being said, they do know what not to say when someone is really going through it.
You see, empaths are able to tap into something other people are not and it allows them to really come to terms with the way they should be handling things other people are going through. Instead of downplaying a person’s feelings or trying to make it seem as if they relate on too deep of a level, they treat them as if they were their own and do not say things they would not want to hear, if that makes sense.
Below I am going to go over some of the things all empaths usually know not to say when trying to help someone face their feelings properly. If you’re an empath you know these things to be true and if you’re not perhaps you could learn from reading these things. While not all of them feel wrong, sometimes saying these things can make the situation at hand much worse.
6 Things Empaths Never Say To Others:
1. “Get over it.”
Instead of telling someone to get over something the empath might suggest something that the person can do to feel better. While that doesn’t always work, the empath knows to never tell someone who’s going through it to get over it. That kind of thing only makes the person who is upset feel bad for being upset.
2. “Aren’t you tired of being upset over that?”
We all process things at our own pace and empaths know this. Instead of asking someone why they’re still dwelling on something the empath might ask them if they want to talk about it to get things off their chest. Empaths are well aware that what might take you just a few days to get over could take someone else months.
3. “I’ve been through worse, don’t worry.”
We all go through different things in life and some of those things might feel worse than what the people around you are facing but you never truly know if they are. Empaths know that what might seem small to them could be huge to someone else and vice versa. They consider this kind of thing before speaking and it does them a world of good.
4. “Things could always be worse.”
Sure, things could always be worse but that doesn’t downplay the issues going on right now. This person is still struggling and going through it whether it could be worse or not. They aren’t going to feel better just because something more upsetting hasn’t happened yet. It just doesn’t work that way.
5. “It’ll get better soon, just try to see the bright side.”
Empaths are not going to tell you to see the bright side because they know how dark the side you’re facing right now is. They will tell you that in time things will be better but they will also tell you that sometimes it takes a long time for things to get better. Nothing is going to happen overnight and the empath would never lead you down a path that was not going to work for you.
6. “Maybe it was just meant to happen.”
When something bad happens and a person in our life says something like this is only makes us hate them. Sure, the things that happen are meant to happen but we do not want to hear that when we’re at our worst. Saying things like this won’t help anyone, in any way.