The empathy effect

The empathy effectEmpathy, commonly referred to as ‘putting yourself into another’s shoes’ is a classic bipolar gift. It’s about being in another’s thoughts and in another’s feelings. Since I have experienced the full range of human emotions from the depressive lows to the manic highs – I can imagine being in the shoes of another who is low, or high, or anything in between.

Similarly, my thoughts have mirrored my expansive feelings, and so if a person’s thoughts are racing, for example, then I can usually relate to or imagine their reality. Oh yes, what a beautiful thing it is to be bipolar! Continue reading