It’s not unusual for an empath to hear that they need to toughen up or not take things so seriously.
But that is almost impossible to do because these types of people feel emotions so intensely.
This ability to empathize with others and take on their feelings creates a unique situation regarding relationships.
If you consider yourself an empath, then you need to take extra care when choosing your partners.
You will often feed off their energy and absorb their emotions as your own, and that can become draining if you don’t have the right relationship.
Who can empaths fall in love with?
There are a few personalities that might fit well, but first let’s learn a little more about empaths.
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What Does It Mean to Be an Empath?
Empaths get called highly sensitive, but that isn’t always the best definition.
While it’s true that they are highly sensitive, it goes beyond just being aware of their emotions and the emotional needs of others.
Empaths take on the feelings and emotions of others around them.
They feel things so intensely that another person’s fear turns into their fear or their joy becomes their joy.
Often these types see the world through their intuition rather than logic or reasoning, and that can lead to tricky situations.
A romantic relationship with an empath can bring about intense love. Because empaths are usually introverts, that fierce emotion can cause them to retreat from a relationship.
It doesn’t mean that they don’t love or appreciate you, they just don’t know how to set boundaries between your feelings and their own.
It’s essential for an empath to be mindful of finding the right soulmate and even then, they need to take certain steps to create a lasting bond.
Types of People Best Suited for Relationships with Empaths
There are many types of people out there, and each one has their advantages and disadvantages. But there are specific groups of people that empaths should avoid completely. This includes narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths.
Watch this video about the unhealthy attraction that can exist between empaths and narcissists:
While these three groups are different, they can all be terrible matches for an empath.
Narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths are not emotional at all. This fact and their other traits can leave an empath feeling drained and negative.
The tricky part about this group is that they can be very charming which often appeals to empaths.
If you find yourself in a relationship with one of these three you will notice all your energy going into caring for their complex natures.
You won’t have time to tend to your emotional needs which is crucial as an empath. It’s best just to avoid this group and focus on other personalities.
Who can an empath fall in love with? Let’s look at a few suitable matches.
1) Intellectuals or Intense Thinkers
These people tend to view the world through their logic and intelligence.
They feel most at ease in their minds and like to find solutions for problems. While they do have emotions, they might not be as connected to them because emotions aren’t always as logical.
As an empath in a relationship with an intellectual, you will need to be very straightforward about your needs.
Let them know that you need time and space and assure them it’s not because of anything they have done. Because intellectuals like to find solutions to problems, it’s best to be open so you can both come up with answers to any issues.
2) Other Empaths
It might seem like a good idea to be in a relationship with another empath but do take caution.
Yes, they will understand your need for space and the ability to feel everything intensely. But it can also be challenging to sort through everyone’s emotions and set boundaries.
It’s not impossible to have a relationship involving another empath.
Each person must acknowledge and honor the other’s feelings as their own. Because you both can easily communicate about your emotions, use that strength to help one another.
3) Strong and Silent
This type of person is often the opposite of an empath.
They are a rock, solid and sturdy in a relationship. You will never feel alone or abandoned when you are with someone like this.
The strong and silent type doesn’t like to share their emotions though, and that can be difficult for an empath. But it can also provide a good balance to the relationship.
The empath can help the strong and silent one draw out their emotions. In turn, they can provide a solid base for an empath and the support to get through challenging times.
A gusher has no problem sharing all their emotions with anyone who will listen.
While that can be a good thing, remember, empaths take on the emotions of others as their own. It can get a little overwhelming if an empath is in a relationship with a gusher.
Take some time to set up boundaries and effective communication.
It’s great that you can share emotions with this type of person, but it is also crucial to give yourself time to recharge and regroup.
Empaths and relationships don’t have to be difficult.
Loving an empath might require some special care and consideration, but it can also be one of your most rewarding relationships.
If you are an empath, make sure you let your voice be heard in the relationship and have time to nurture yourself as well as your partner.