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Does Your Friend Have a Victim Complex? Here are 9 Tell-tale Signs

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Have you ever encountered someone who thinks everything goes wrong for them? During conversations, they frequently paint themselves as a victim in a world that continually takes advantage of them. When they discuss their problems, they often blame other people and avoid taking personal responsibility. People who frequently complain and undermine themselves may have a victim complex.

The victim complex is a condition in which a person feels like they are a victim, even when there is no obvious reason to think they are. This can lead to a tendency to blame others for things that are not their fault and to feel like the world is out to get them. This can make it difficult to have a healthy relationship with the person and can even make them more likely to become a victim in the future.

In this article, we will dive deeper into what victim complex is, what the signs are, and what you can do about it if you see it in someone else.

What Is Victimization?

Having a victim complex means feeling like you are a perpetual victim in your relationships and experiences in life. It causes a person to feel like everything happens to them, make excuses when things go wrong, and feel a lack of control in their lives. While most of us experience this at some point, those with victim complexes feel victimized more often and more severely than the average person.

It’s important to understand that having a victim complex is distinct from being an actual victim or experiencing trauma. Survivors of traumatic events, in general, do not possess the victimhood trait. Survivors of trauma, in general, do not feel that their tragedy defines them, nor do they view themselves as a part of their unpleasant experiences.

Someone with a victim complex may incorrectly generalize that the world is against them, but real societal injustices are much different. People in marginalized, oppressed groups are aware of the fact that their entire group is being oppressed rather than just them, in contrast to those with victim complexes, who resist change. People who have been systematically oppressed share their personal experiences to effect change, unlike those with victim complexes, who are often reluctant to change.

People with victim complexes are unable to take responsibility for their own contributions to difficulties or disputes. They are exclusively concerned with themselves and their own issues.

Having a victim mentality is defined by the belief that life is controlling you rather than you controlling your life.

The Signs of a Victim Complex

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#1: They obsess about terrible times

People with a victim complex often have difficulty remembering positive and productive times. Instead of recalling productive and positive times, they fixate on old memories that brought them harm and distress, replaying them repeatedly. This habit keeps them mired in an unhelpful and unhealthy thought pattern that keeps them tied to the past.

#2: They make excuses for their blunders

When things go wrong, they do not take responsibility for their part. As a rule, they will blame others or make excuses for why they were not responsible for what happened. When retelling stories or mentioning others, they often portray themselves as a helpless individual with the best intentions and everyone else as malicious.

#3: They are never at fault

Usually, it is difficult for someone with a victim complex to take charge of their own lives, which perpetuates their victimization. Something invariably goes awry for them, which is normally someone else’s fault.

They blame their boss for everything that goes wrong at work, or they complain about their ex for hours after a breakup. They see themselves as a helpless victim and everyone else as a perpetrator.

#4: They are rarely accountable

Whether they are receiving feedback at work or fighting with a friend, victims are incapable of recognizing how they may have contributed. They focus on what was negatively done to them in the scenario, regardless of the situation. It’s always about the other individual and how they are attempting to hurt them.

#5: They dominate the discussion

When you encounter them, most of the discussion is about the victim’s life and what they are experiencing. The victim may be so focused on their own problems that they are unable to care about or sympathize with yours, resulting in an imbalanced, one-sided relationship.

#6: People want to be right

It’s difficult to view someone as completely right or wrong in conflicts because life is rarely black and white. There are always learning and gray areas to navigate on both sides.

People with a victim complex cannot see the fine distinctions in certain situations because they are so focused on their perspective. They usually see themselves as ‘good’, ‘righteous’, ‘very conscious and spiritual’, or “loving and kind’ and view other individuals as ‘evil’, ‘wicked’, ‘unawakened, non-spiritual’, or ‘ungrateful’.

No matter what, in every situation, the victim was pushed around. People’s roles, expectations, and emotions feel absolute.

#7: They are stubborn

If someone has a victim complex, they will not be able to acknowledge the pain of others or how their actions have negatively affected others. However, being able to let go of a situation with gratitude, peace, and acceptance requires seeing the situation for what it is and recognizing how you may do better in future situations.

#8: They’re extremely untrusting and suspicious

A victim mentality is characterized by egoism, social mistrust, and paranoia about interpersonal and social dynamics, making them eager to see injustice in almost anything.

#9: They are not seeking solutions forward

When you try to talk to them about their issues, they are not interested in troubleshooting or finding a way out of their victim mindset. They complain about these situations because they perceive little chance of altering them as if they had no control over them.

It’s also vital for victims to inform others about the ways they’ve been exploited or taken advantage of. Since the victim strongly identifies with the victim role, he or she rarely takes an empowered stance for their behavior or cognitive distortions.

What is the Root of the Victim Complex?

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It can be an attractive option for those who don’t want to be on the hook for their behavior if they become victims, generally speaking.

A victim complex is the result of enduring certain hardships, but people who have this complex also have developed a deep level of sensitivity to others’ suffering. According to research published in 2015, there are five factors that contribute to this victim mentality.

#1: Being victimized early on

A victim complex can result from being raised in a dysfunctional environment where they were either subjected to or observed emotional, physical abuse, betrayal of trust, or social rejection. This adversely affected their social behavior development and their ability to co-create loving connections. They were incapable of seeing other people’s inherent integrity and benevolence, which would negatively affect their view of the world.

#2: Breaching someone’s confidence

They were not able to live in a world where people were seen as honest, reliable, and stable. Since childhood, people with a victim complex have been violated and therefore unable to trust. They became keenly aware of feelings of helplessness, moral anger, disappointment, and rage as a result of which they defended themselves against exploitation and being controlled. Anger is fleeting for some individuals, but those who are sensitive to victimization feel it for a long time.

#3: The want of being hurt

When a victim complex becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy over time, the victim complex becomes a coping mechanism to avoid difficult situations and keep them away. Because they anticipate non-cooperation from others, they enter situations uncooperatively and are less willing to help others who might need assistance. People with a victim complex were also found to be more likely to foster feelings of jealousy, envy, and were less willing to accept apologies from their partners.

#4: The fear of being taken advantage of

Seeing someone act unfairly or behave selfishly can be disheartening. Seeing a person act aggressively or destructively in response to signs of exploitation is so aversive that victims of victim sensitivity are likely to behave in the same manner. Their actions are reactionary in order to avoid being victimized.

#5: Having a negative inner monologue

Having a firm, unwavering sense of self allows you to move through life with ease. A victim complex is often associated with a negative self-perception. They often think of themselves as fragile, unlucky, hypersensitive, an easy victim for bullies, or prey for bad behavior, for example.

#6: Personality trait

The victim complex can be a personality trait, a core element of a person’s identity, since it is supported by their developmental and cognitive processes.

How to Handle People With Victim Complexes?

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There are several ways to handle people with victim complexes:

#1: Make sure you establish firm boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries in your interactions with someone who has a victim complex is important while also reminding them of their own power and supporting and believing in them to handle the situation.

#2: Pay attention to how you interact with them

At the same time, keep in mind that an excessive amount of attention and sympathy should not be given to victims. While you should be there for them, you should also avoid creating codependency or nurturing black-and-white thinking where there is a clear villain and a powerless victim.

#3: Tell them about their own abilities

Because they fundamentally distrust the world, victim complexes begin. Make sure they look for the silver lining in situations in order to bring levity and sweetness back to how they view things. There are both wonderful and compassionate people in the world, as well as negative ones.

Acknowledge that people have control over how situations develop. However, urge them to consider the possibility that things might also turn out well.

Here are some additional tips for handling someone with a victim complex:

  • Be open-minded
  • Keep your conversations with them simple and focused
  • Be a good listener
  • Don’t get dragged into an argument
  • Be compassionate and patient
  • Don’t take things personally
  • Be tolerant of other people’s opinions
  • Don’t make assumptions
  • Be reflective
  • Don’t rush to conclusions
  • Be a good communicator

The Bottom Line

It isn’t always simple to hold space for someone with a victim complex. You can help them build a well-balanced perspective by establishing boundaries. It is, however, up to them to move on and let go of old memories at the end of the day.

If you are someone who is sensitive to victimization, realize that self-awareness is the first step toward change. By releasing the compulsion to see yourself as limited, you can build the compassion, self-confidence, and kindness needed to reclaim your story.

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How To Cleanse Crystals: 8 Most Effective Ways

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One of the most important properties of crystals is their ability to accumulate and store energy and information. Therefore it’s essential to know how to cleanse crystals from negative energy and old information that doesn’t serve you anymore. In this article, we will share with you the 8 most effective ways to cleanse your crystals.

Why do We Need to Cleanse Our Crystals?

One of the key properties of all crystals is the ability to absorb and store the surrounding energy. And when you get a crystal, you should understand that it already carries certain information. That is why physical and energetic cleansing should be carried out before use.

When Should We Consider Crystal Cleansing?

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You should consider crystal cleansing when you:

  • have just bought a new crystal from a store;
  • received a crystal as a gift;
  • have inherited a crystal or gemstone jewelry (usually, such a crystal carries the energy of the former owner);
  • just found the crystal (since you don’t know what happened to the crystal, who owned it, and what events and information it captured, you should consider cleansing it before using it);
  • use crystals for healing or cleansing the energy of the house (healing crystals must be cleansed regularly);
  • had a negative person touching your crystal;
  • feel that the crystal has lost its properties and power (if you often use your crystals, they overflow with different energies and need to be cleaned);
  • didn’t use your crystal for a while (even in this case, the crystal still continues to absorb the energy surrounding it).

In all these cases, crystals can accumulate and store a huge amount of old information and stagnant or negative energy that not only adversely affects the owner but also minimizes the crystal’s healing and other properties.

How to Cleanse Crystals?

There are many ways to cleanse crystals. You can choose the most suitable option or use several methods at once. It is best to cleanse crystals on the waning moon – the moon’s power will make the cleansing especially effective. But if you don’t want to wait, do it anytime you need it.

Here are the 8 most effective methods to cleanse your crystals.

#1: Sea Salt Cleanse

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One of the most effective methods of crystal cleansing is sea salt cleansing. Sea salt has the ability to pull out all the negativity.

How To Cleanse Crystals With Sea Salt?

To do this, you will need a glass or ceramic container. Put your crystals in this container and cover them with salt completely. Leave the crystals in the salt for a day. After that, you should throw out the salt, and rinse the crystals in water.

IMPORTANT! Use dry sea salt! Salt solutions can damage the appearance of your crystals. Not all minerals can be allowed to directly come in contact with salt!

If you are unsure how the salt will affect your crystals, you can use an alternative sea salt cleanse option. Pour salt into a deep container. Wrap your crystals in a piece of cloth and just fill it with salt. Or simply put a napkin on top of the salt, and place your crystals and jewelry on it. This method is no less effective and will help avoid troubles with your crystals’ appearance.

#2: Water Cleanse

This is the easiest and most affordable way to cleanse your crystals. It would be ideal to wash your crystals in spring water. But even regular water is also suitable for this purpose.

How To Cleanse Crystals With Water?

Just hold the crystals under cold running water for 10-15 minutes, and the water will carry away the extra heavy information that has accumulated in them. It is good to combine such cleansing with visualization. Imagine that water is washing out all the negativity from the crystals. After that, put the crystals on a dry surface but do not wipe them.

Important! Not all crystals go well with water. Before you choose this method of crystal cleansing, make sure to check the list below.

Never cleanse these crystals with water:

  • Angelite
  • Calcite
  • Carnelian
  • Galena
  • Halite
  • Hematite
  • Labradorite
  • Lepidolite
  • Lodestones
  • Malachite
  • Mica
  • Moldavite
  • Muscovite
  • Obsidian
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Pyrite
  • Selenite
  • Turquoise
  • Ulex and some others.

3. Fire Cleanse

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Did you know that fire has a powerful cleansing effect? Therefore, it’s very effective to use fire for crystal cleansing.

How to Cleanse Crystals With Fire?

Take a candle of the color of the crystal you want to cleanse (for example, for cleansing rose quartz, you will need a pink candle). Light it and draw a couple of circles with a candle over the crystal, and then move the crystal over the candle. If it’s possible to hang the crystal on a chain, then you can move the crystal through the flames a couple of times.

When performing the fire cleanse, visualize how all negative energy and information burn in the flame of fire. Then put your crystals next to the candle until it burns completely.

#4: Crystal Cleansing With Earth Element

Another effective way to cleanse your crystals is to use the power of the Earth. Earth is the home for all stones, the place of their birth, so in their native element, they are not only cleansed but also gain strength.

How To Cleanse Crystals With the Earth Element?

To cleanse your crystals with the Earth element, bury the crystals in the ground for 3 to 7 days. The energy of the Earth resets all the information accumulated in them. If you don’t have your own yard, then you can use a regular pot with soil in it. Bury your crystals in the soil. After a few days, dig up your crystals and wash them with water.

#5: Fumigation

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How To Cleanse Crystals With Incense?

To cleanse your crystals, you can use incense sticks or dried herbs. Suitable options: lavender, sage, incense, juniper, myrrh, wormwood, and cedar. Light the incense and while it’s burning, carry your crystals through the running smoke several times. Then put your crystals next to the burning incense stick until the incense is completely burned. Do not forget to ventilate the room after this cleansing ritual, to get rid of all the negative energy after cleansing.

#6: Sound Cleanse

Sound can create certain vibrations that purify and balance the energy around. For these purposes, you can use singing bowls or bells.

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How to Cleanse Crystals with the Sound?

Arrange crystals in a row or in a circle, and then play the singing bowl or ring the bells to create a sound vibration.

#7: Cold Cleanse

Cold cleansing or freezing is another simple way for quick cleansing.

How to Cleanse Crystals with Cold?

To do this, put your crystals in the freezer for 2-3 hours. After this simple action, the negative information contained in your crystals will be destroyed with cold.

#8: Crystal Cleansing with Other Crystals

Yes, you read it right! You can cleanse your crystals with the help of other crystals with cleansing properties. For this purpose, you should use transparent crystals of a pointed shape.

How to Cleanse Crystals With the Help of Other Crystals?

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Place your cleansing crystals around the crystal that you want to cleanse. Make sure that the sharp ends of the cleansing crystals are pointed at the crystal that needs to be cleansed. Leave the crystals in this position for at least 6 hours.

The Bottom Line

You can choose any of the methods above or use several of them at the same time. The most important thing is to perform crystal cleansing regularly. If you constantly wear crystals in the form of jewelry, you should consider cleansing them every 1,5-2 months. If you wear crystal jewelry from time to time, you can cleanse it every 6 months. If you use crystals in your healing work, then you should cleanse them each time before and after the session.

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10 Types of Spiritual Bypassing That Slow Down Your Growth

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How do you react to misfortunes or sad phases in your life? Do you deal with the pain or remain with unresolved wounds for fear of becoming vulnerable? Well, chances are, you are spiritually bypassing.

The Origin

Spiritual bypassing is an old term coined by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher, author, and psychotherapist, in 1984. It refers to the tendency for persons to avoid, sidestep, or escape uncomfortable issues facing them. Welwood noted that persons resorted to this behavior to rise above their shaky emotional or personal foundation, hence, obtaining enlightenment.

What of Today?

Spiritual bypassing is quite common in the 21st century. Here, we see people covering up their low self-esteem, loneliness, or anger with spiritual practice. The only difference is it is a short-term cover-up. Spiritual bypassing facilitates a buildup of negative emotions into full-blown unrest and uncertainty.

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Is Spiritual Bypassing Negative?

Often, we associate spirituality with positive aspects of our lives. You know, feelings of inner peace, contentment, or fulfillment. But, spiritual bypassing confirms that there are dark and painful areas in spirituality.  Yes, it creates a false feeling of security and satisfaction, blocking any efforts for emotional healing.

Types of Spiritual Bypassing

Do you often resort to spirituality to bypass the unpleasant phases of your life? Here are the ten possible ways: –

#1: Optimistic Bypass

An optimistic bypass will insist on seeing life as a glass half full. This person is always focusing on the sunny side of life, ignoring the other half that is not so pleasant. In turn, these persons never engage their anger, inner conflict, or aggression. For, they fail to see that life isn’t always a happy fairytale.

#2: Aggrandizement Bypass

Do you know of a spiritual leader or seeker who seems overly enlightened and superior? Chances are these individuals struggle with personal insecurities and deficiencies. For, aggrandizement bypass is a self-delusion that convinces the self-proclaimed spiritual gurus that they have achieved a level of enlightenment or higher being.

#3: Victim Bypass

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Are you a victim of your gifts? If these gifts hinder you from living a healthy or happy life, you could be a victim bypass. For example, a victim bypass may identify as an empath and use their gift of compassion to others to the extent of neglecting their happiness. Likewise, a victim bypass may disguise as an indigo child, a gifted healer, or a Starseed.

#4: Psychonaut Bypass

A psychonaut bypass exploits psychedelic drugs to escape their painful reality. In turn, they get into a psycho-spiritual crisis that hinders them from pursuing personal development.

#5: Horoscope Bypass

Do you love astrology, or are you dependent on it? Well, if you struggle with fear or self-doubt to the point of living an indecisive life, you could be relying on others to predict the outcome of your life. For this, a horoscope bypass trusts the predictions of a psychic or an astrologer. It becomes destructive when this trust supersedes their inner feelings to make significant decisions in their lives. In turn, their obsession with astrology makes them incapable of coping with traumas.

#6: Saint Bypass

When growing up, kids learn that spiritual leaders are saintly, kind, and compassionate. Only, these leaders have weaknesses and dark sides like any ordinary human being. However, a saint bypass holds on to this holier-than-thou notion from their childhood, even when they are now adults. In turn, a saint bypass will sacrifice themselves to appear sweet, approachable, heavenly persons.

#7: Spirit Guide Bypass

A spirit guide, whether an angelic or godly being, serves to protect humanity, right? Well, this belief is quite soothing to the mind but constricts the soul. That is, we forgo the need to be resilient, courageous, or take charge of our safety. We become like children under the protection of the parent. Living this way deprives us of the ability to grow our spiritual character. Instead, we should look to the spirit guide to learn more about our spirituality, not babysit us.

#8: Guru Bypass

A guru bypass is overly attached to a spiritual teacher or guru, to the extent of worshipping them. They accept all the teachings from their spiritual guru as absolute truths. Eventually, the guru bypass never grows spiritually. Further, they fall prey to manipulation or any ill-intentions of their spiritual leaders.

#9: Finger-Pointing Bypass

When on a spiritual journey, we develop clarity of mind. Here, we intuitively determine when someone is lying, honest, or trying to manipulate us. More so, we can tell reality from delusions and make rational decisions. A finger-pointing bypass uses this ability to declare them as self-righteous. In turn, they are quick to finger-point anyone who has a contrary opinion or acts differently from them. In essence, a finger-pointing bypass is procrastinating. They find fault in others instead of working to correct and improve themselves.

#10: Prayer Bypass

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Finally, a prayer bypass ignores their responsibility. Instead, this person entrusts a higher being to deal with their problems. For example, this person will pray about a sickness they have without taking any steps to seek medical attention.

What Next?

Does any of the above types of spiritual bypassing resonate with you? Here are some tips you can use to stop this negative tendency: –

#1: Be Open Minded

Know that all spiritual seekers are human beings, hence, bound to make mistakes at some point. Then, be willing to learn and receive correction from others.

#2: Deal with Any Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance arises when our beliefs are challenged or misaligned with reality. You will experience cognitive dissonance as your change your attitudes and beliefs from spiritual bypassing. That is, you may feel guilty, anxious, or ashamed for letting go of your thoughts that do not align with what you now know to be true.

When this happens, you should examine your life for areas that do not add up. For example, you should question a narcissistic leader who preaches compassion but uses physical abuse against you.

#3: Seek Honest Feedback from Others

Discuss spiritual bypassing with your friends and loved ones. Let them tell you what they see in you that suggests that you could be a spiritual bypass. View the feedback as positive criticism, and use it to grow spiritually.

The Bottom Line

Spiritual bypassing is not easy to detect. It disguises itself as a caring, compassionate person. Take time to evaluate yourself. Acknowledge the tendency and start your healing process.

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Sigma Empath: 10 Signs of the Rarest Personality Type

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Sigma empaths are quite rare. Many of them do not even realize that they are sigma empaths. This personality type consists of contradictions. They can be very social but considered a loner. They stand outside the social hierarchy and have strong empathic tendencies. In this article, we will explore what a sigma empath is and the signs that show you could be one.

What is a Sigma Empath?

Sigma empath is an introverted empath who is self-reliant and independent and has the ability to read, feel, and understand other people’s emotions. This is a very basic description of what a sigma empath is. Therefore, we have to dive a little deeper into the specific signs of a sigma empath.

10 Signs You Could be a Sigma Empath

#1: You have a sigma personality

Sigma is a personality type of a dominant introvert who is confident and independent. Sigmas like to be alone but, at the same time, they can be socially adept and charming. They are distinct since they are indifferent to the opinions of others and prefer to stick to their own decisions. This is not someone without a purpose, but rather an individual who follows their own heart and doesn’t care about social standards or what others think about them. If this sounds like you, read on.

#2: You are an empath

Sigma empath can read, feel, and understand other people’s emotions. They are naturally empathetic and can read the vibe of those around them very quickly and easily. If you have the ability to pick up on the feelings of others and the energy of the environment you’re in without them saying a word, then you may well be a sigma empath.

#3: You are made of contradictions

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Sigma empaths are enigmatic personalities who are both sociable and solitary. They can be very independent but also enjoy social gatherings and conversations. Their inner circle is important to them, yet they do not need to be surrounded by people all the time. They enjoy their own company and value the time they spend alone.

Sigma empaths have a strong capacity to comprehend the feelings of others, and yet they are not overly concerned with how those around them view their decisions. They are truly passionate and are guided by their inner voice.

#4: You can easily get destructed

Sigma empaths are known to become easily distracted due to the amount of emotionally-driven stimuli they can process. As they are exceptionally sensitive to their environment, they are frequently using their mental capacity to observe the environment and recognize their own emotions. As a result, there is usually a considerable amount of stimuli for them to process.

#5: You are able to recognize lies easily

It’s a frequent occurrence that sigma empaths can sense when someone is not telling the truth. This can be either an intentional or unintentional lie; either way, the sigma empath’s sixth sense will pick it up.

If you are able to always see when people lie to you, you are most likely a sigma empath. It makes those who aren’t being honest quite uneasy. Your friends trust your sixth sense. They know they can rely on you when they need to discover if someone is being honest with them or not.

#6: Your senses are intense

Are you constantly aware of the world around you in a heightened way? This trait is often associated with sigma empaths, and it’s a sign of neurodiversity. You likely experience your senses at a higher level than other people do. It’s an intense sensation. This unordinary gift may cause a sigma empath to experience a sensory overload, which is the final indication.

#7: You can get easily overwhelmed by your environment

Sigma empaths experience everything intensely – from emotions and dreams to their senses. It’s not difficult to understand why they can easily become overwhelmed by their environment. It can be a lot for them to take in, which explains why they often need to take some time alone to regain their energy.

#8: You are highly intuitive

Sigmas with an empathetic nature tend to be highly intuitive and even psychic. This could be seen in the form of your intuitive understanding of a person’s mood or energy. You may even have a gift for predicting future events.

#9: You are a natural healer

Do you have a calming presence that soothes those around you? Do people know you as a gifted natural healer? If so, you could be a sigma empath.

#10: You often have vivid dreams

Are you a person who often experiences lucid or vivid dreams? Sigma empaths possess special powers that go beyond the realm of the conscious. While they slumber, they frequently have vivid dreams that contain spiritual messages. If you often awaken and remember the dreams you had, it could be a sign of your sigma empath gift.

People who possess the ability to experience empathetic lucidity in their dreams have the potential to manipulate their subconscious story. When the dream starts to have a dark, foreboding tone, they have the ability to recognize they are dreaming and can take the reins to lead it to a better, more desirable place. This capability comes instinctively, not something that has been taught.

Coping with Sigma Empath Personality

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Being a sigma empath can be exhausting. Here are some tips that could help you to cope with sigma empath personality:

#1: Set healthy boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is a necessary step for your mental health. It is essential that you comprehend the difference between what you are feeling and what others feel. You must also develop a set timeframe for yourself to ensure that you are not constantly available to provide emotional support for others. In order to help people, you must take care of yourself first.

#2: Practice self-care

It is essential for everyone to practice self-care, but it is especially significant for empaths. The environment around them can be exhausting. To remain balanced, grounded, and energized, it is essential to incorporate self-care rituals and routines into one’s daily life. Put emphasis on this routine! Turn each of your everyday tasks into an act of taking care of yourself. Selecting wholesome habits will assist you in preserving your talents and boost your overall health.

#3: Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness practice for an empath is a self-empathy practice. Being an empath, you often feel other people’s emotions, often forgetting about your own feelings. Mindfulness will help you to pause and understand your own feelings on a deeper level. This will help you to deepen your self-awareness and expand your ability to understand the feelings and emotions of others.

#4: Ground your energy

Grounding is an essential practice for empaths. When we ground our energy, we become deeply connected to our own frequency and less influenced by people around us. It also helps to remove the excess energy that you may pick up from others.

The easiest way to ground your energy is to simply stand on the ground (or on the floor) and bring your awareness into your body, specifically on your feet. Then, visualize how you’re sending energy down into your feet and growing energetic “roots” into the earth on every exhale. To learn more about grounding, read our article “Earth Grounding Techniques Everyone Should Use“.

#5: Opt for jobs that are suitable for your sigma empath personality

To learn more about what kinds of jobs are suitable for empaths, read our article “Jobs for Empaths: The Good and Not-so-good“.

The Bottom Line

We hope this article helped you to clarify what a sigma empath is. The intention behind this article wasn’t to label or diagnose our readers. Our goal is to help people to understand themselves better and find ways to live harmonious and healthy lives while coping with their unique personalities.

Take our Empath Quiz to learn more about your empath personality.

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Radical self-care is about focusing on yourself before worrying about other people. We are often told, “you cannot pour from...

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Emotional Exhaustion: The Tell-Tale Signs & How to Deal With It

Are you in a state where you have no more energy to do the things you love? For instance, you...

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Kundalini Awakening Symptoms Everyone Should Know

From Sanskrit, the word “Kundalini” can be translated as “twisted” (like a snake or a steel spring), and traditionally the...

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How To Cleanse Crystals: 8 Most Effective Ways

One of the most important properties of crystals is their ability to accumulate and store energy and information. Therefore it’s...

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10 Types of Spiritual Bypassing That Slow Down Your Growth

How do you react to misfortunes or sad phases in your life? Do you deal with the pain or remain...

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Sigma Empath: 10 Signs of the Rarest Personality Type

Sigma empaths are quite rare. Many of them do not even realize that they are sigma empaths. This personality type consists of...

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Spiritual Transformation: 6 Signs You Are Experiencing One

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What Are the Lucky Colors In 2023 (According to Feng Shui)?

According to Chinese metaphysics, each year vibrates at its own unique frequency and resonates with particular colors. Each color has different strengths and...

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Predictions for 2023: Social Unrest, New Opportunities, Natural Disasters, Economic Instability

According to the Chinese calendar, the new year starts on January 22nd, 2023, and will last until February 10th, 2024....

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Make Sure You Protect Yourself From These 3 Types of Energy In 2023

Like any other year, the year 2023 carries both positive and negative energies. These energies do not stand still; they move and flow...

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Starseed Types: What Star Race Do You Belong To?

The Earth is an ever-changing multidimensional world with a blend of physical and spiritual concepts and experiences. The Starseed experience...

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The January Full Moon: Here’s How It Will Affect You

The full moon rises on Friday, January 6th, 2023. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Gemini. In this...

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Feng Shui Astrology For January 2023: What to Expect This Month?

Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are...

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