Empath Shutdown: Why Do Empaths and Highly Sensitive People Withdraw from Conflict and Suffering?

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What Is the Empath Shutdown? It is when an empath or a highly sensitive person (HSP) emotionally withdraws from an intense situation that involves conflict, violence, or suffering. In essence, it’s a self-preservation and coping mechanism that helps them deal with emotional overwhelm. Why Does It Happen? Empaths and highly sensitive people are known to … Read more