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Are You a Relationship Empath?
Are you a relationship empath? In a relationship do you absorb your partner’s stress? Do you feel like the closer you are to someone the more intense empathy gets? Or perhaps you unknowingly avoid romantic partnerships because deep down you’re afraid of getting suffocated. A part of you wants a soul mate; another part is frightened. To determine whether you’re a relationship empath take the following quiz.
|Have I been labeled as overly sensitive?||Yes||No|
|Am I afraid of getting engulfed or losing my identity in intimate relationships?||Yes||No|
|Do I prefer taking my own car places so I can leave when I please?||Yes||No|
|Do I get drained by too much togetherness and require time alone to refuel?||Yes||No|
|Do I sometimes prefer sleeping alone?||Yes||No|
|When my partner and I travel do I prefer adjoining rooms?||Yes||No|
|Do I tend to take on by my partner’s stress or physical symptoms?||Yes||No|
|Do I feel overwhelmed by noise, smells, crowds, or excessive talking?||Yes||No|
To calculate your results:
- If you answered yes to one to three of these questions you’re at least part relationship empath.
- Responding yes to four to six questions indicates strong empathic tendencies with partners.
- If you answered yes to seven or eight questions you are a certified relationship empath.
This quiz is from The Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff MD