Do you find yourself inspired to give back to the world but overwhelmed by a stressful work environment and/or negative people? Chances are, you’re an empath who is in the wrong profession.
An empath is someone who feels more deeply than the average human, as they have heightened awareness. As a result, certain career choices are optimal and others… not so much. For instance, an empath thrives in smaller companies with fewer people and a reduced amount of stress.
An energy-sensitive individual may also enjoy working from home, or at least for themselves. This is because the comfortable environment allows them to schedule regular breaks and manage their own time.
Some of the worst professions for an empath include working in a corporate setting, where noise, gossip and energy vampires abound. A job in sales, as well, isn’t ideal for a sensitive individual as they feel guilty misleading people to buy objects they may or may not need, and lack the aggressiveness required to do well in this field.
Fortunately, the following 25 career choices are ideal for an empath, as they don’t challenge the person’s sensitive nature:
- Being self-employed:
Empaths are at their best when they have the freedom to make their own schedules. Because emotional freedom is of crucial importance for their creative potential, the following self-employed professions are ideal for an empath:
– Medical professional
– Website and graphic designers
– Virtual assistants
– Business consulting
- Outdoor professions:
Because nature is calming and full of negative ions, it is a great setting for an empath. Empaths do well in outdoor professions as:
– Landscape design
– Forest ranger
- People helping professions:
Empaths have a deep-seated need to heal others, which is why they tend to do well in helping professions, such as:
– Energy Healers
– Social Workers
– Life Coaches
– Animal Rescue
– Non-Profit Organizations
Following are the worst careers for empaths:
– Police Service
Though these professions are heroic, they aren’t ideal for an empath due to the great amount of physical, emotional and psychological stressors.
Empaths may not do well in public relations, politics or as executives working with large amounts of people. This is because the professions oftentimes require a certain level of aggressiveness which is opposite of an empath’s nature.
Regardless of an empath’s career choice, they must make sure they set strong boundaries to prevent being taken advantage of. When this skill is learned, the job field will be more broad to energy-sensitive individuals. For now, consider pursuing a career listed above if you identify as an empath.
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