Empathic people are thought to be too sensitive and take things too seriously in life, which may or may not be considered a good thing to some people.
Being an empath can be lonely sometimes, especially because most people don’t understand the intense emotion and thoughts that go into day-to-day life, but if you find yourself in a relationship with one, it might be the best thing that has ever happened to you.
Here are 5 reasons why.
1) They Care… A lot
While many people think empaths are too intense and think about things too much, there is another side to empaths that people often overlook: their ability to intensely care about people.
Sure, they spend a lot of time thinking about life and things and jobs and money and bills, etc., but they also have a huge heart to think and care about other human beings.
If they are in a relationship with you, you’ll rest easy knowing that you’ll always have someone on your side who will care about you, no matter what.
They make a point of telling people how they feel – whether it’s because they feel emotion so strongly, or because their communication skills tend to be a bit better than the rest of the population’s communication skills – they go out of their way to let you know how they feel.
2) They Will Bring Out the Best in You
If there is one downfall of the empath, it’s that they expose themselves to being hurt. Because empaths are so open and honest about their feelings, they often find themselves wanting others to be the same way.
This will go one of two ways, usually: if you are in a relationship with an empath, you’ll find yourself sharing more of your feelings on a regular basis; or, if you are in a relationship with an empath, you’ll find yourself being uncomfortable with so much emotional expression, and you might retreat.
The path you chose is going to be heavily influenced by your ability to handle that kind of emotion, but most people want to be more open and honest in their relationships, and there is no safer or better place to do it than while you are in a relationship with an empathic person.
3) They Don’t Do Things Half-assed
Here’s the thing you need to know about an empath before you get into a relationship with them: they don’t do mediocre.
They put one thousand percent of themselves into everything they do, and that includes relationships.
This means that if you are in a relationship with an empathic person, you will be getting all of them: including their flaws.
Empaths acknowledge their strengths and their weaknesses equally and work toward becoming better versions of themselves every day.
This could prove too intense for some people, who don’t want to acknowledge that people have flaws, and who certainly don’t want to work on their flaws, but know that empaths put all of themselves into their lives and their relationships, and it isn’t always pretty.
The payoff is that when things are going good, they are really good.
4) They Will Give You All Their Attention
Because empaths don’t do anything without all of their heart and soul, when you are in a relationship with one, you’ll have their full attention when you need it.
You know those people who will stare at their cell phone when you are trying to have a conversation with them? That’s not an empath.
Empaths know that communication is the key to any successful relationship – romantic or otherwise – so they put their attention span to good use and ensure that those they care about get the best parts of it.
Having someone’s full attention might seem like an easy thing to do, but when was the last time someone listened to you from the start of your story to the end of your story?
5) They Will Recognize and Accept Everything About You, and Won’t Give Up On You
Empathic people are all about growth and change and challenge. They like to set goals for themselves and are sure to put everything they have into achieving those goals.
But despite their success in life, they are flawed and fully aware of those flaws, which makes them the perfect person to be in a relationship with because they will recognize and accept your flaws too.
They aren’t going to try to make you a better person, but they will encourage you to look inside yourself to decide if you want to be better on your own.
You’ll see them kicking ass and taking names all over town, and you’ll want that for yourself as well. You’ll feel encouraged to be your true self when you are around an empath, and especially if you are in a relationship with one.