As I have researched for my empathness website I have come to notice there is an acceptance of HSP, Highly Sensitive People. Yet, there is not a true acceptance of Empath by mainstream society. While HSP seems to be a psychological term with an explanation, the term Empath has too many unknowns to be considered 'real'. It is a lot easier to state you are an HSP, because it is more likely to be accepted by society, family and friends. Does HSP have symptoms? Here we are again. I want to get away from stating symptoms of an Empath, because we are not ill. Being an Empath is a gift. Is the term HSP helping or hindering us? In other words are HSP's going to become a psychological or personality disorder and be in the DSM or is it a step toward accepting Empaths into mainstream society? Please share your thoughts.
updated by @chay: 04/11/17 05:28:12AM