Being a shoulder to cry on costs nothing and gives someone the world of comfort. But if being an empath doesn’t come naturally to you and you find nodding a lot easier than actually engaging in empathy, there could be science-backed reasons why and a way to overcome it.

According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, people often avoid empathy as it requires too much mental effort and if they didn’t think they were good at it then it made them feel insecure, irritated or distressed. Click here to read more…

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