A rural lifestyle doesn’t mean the empath becomes immune to the emotions and energies of others, but she certainly is able to cope better than she might in a metropolitan environment.
Until the empath stops to examine her individual processes to determine if she’s operating on strictly empathic abilities, or a team of abilities, it’s difficult for her to find ways of controlling the information she receives.
While clairsentience allows the psychic to “pick-up” the emotions and physical reactions of others, unlike an empath, the psychic doesn't necessarily feel them as her own emotions or physical pain.
This becomes very confusing since the empath may not fully understand what is happening to her and try to own those feelings by attempting to understand why she’s feeling such odd and unfounded emotions.
Psychometry is the ability to receive information that can include all of the senses by simply touching an object or person without the intensity an empath experiences.
An empath is so sensitive to the energies surrounding her, especially the energies of other people, that she can fall victim to tremendous stress and inner conflict.
The inexperienced empath is usually overwhelmed by the sudden flood of information she receives, especially when these experiences happen to her as a child.
The problem with shutting down is that the empath often becomes irritable and nervous since empathy is a normal function for her..
For example, the empath may unknowingly use psychometry abilities to receive information simply by touching a person or object.
However, this up and down effect creates an emotional roller coaster ride for the inexperienced and untrained empath.