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Summary of Article

Are you catching other people’s emotions? Have you ever left a conversation with a friend or co-worker only to feel worse than when it started? Emotional contagion is when one person’s emotions and behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in another. The emotional transmission can happen in milliseconds without our conscious awareness of it.

In comparison, interactions with others who are enthusiastic and happy can leave us feeling renewed and excited. Whereas interactions with someone who is grumpy or angry could leave us feeling depleted and in a bad mood. Our vibrational resonance with another person is important in compatibility, which is why it’s important to choose positive people to be around.

In this U.S. News World & Report article, I share how to recognize your limits and protect yourself from absorbing too many negative emotions from others.

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Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on www.drjudithorloff.com.

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