Ask Dr. Orloff
Are there special challenges to being a male empath?
Question: Dear Dr. Orloff,
Thank you for being who you are, and sharing it so eloquently and passionately! Via your blog, I would love to hear your thoughts on possible challenges specific to male empaths. Looking forward to your thoughts and observations!
Answer: Dear Kenny,
There's nothing more attractive than a sensitive man. As an empathic man you want to hone your sensitivities while also grounding yourself in your power and setting boundaries with negative people so they don't drain you. Your empathy will allow you to love more fully and be in a loving relationship more fully. But you need to have alone time in a relationship so you can feel comfortable. I write about this in my blog Relationship Tips for Highly Sensitive People from my book, Emotional Freedom. I hope you can lead all men through the threshold of love, sensitivity and embracing commitment without fear.