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Do you take on the stress of others? Are you very sensitive? Do you feel overwhelmed in crowded spaces?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be an empath.

An empath takes on the feelings of others and can relate to what someone else may be feeling, whether that’s emotionally or physically. And while being an empath can mean you’re a caring, thoughtful person, it can also be overwhelming and leave you with little or no time for yourself.

Psychologist Chivonna Childs, PhD, shares signs that you may be an empath and if you’re not, how you can be more empathic toward others.