Empathy is a quality that is highly prized and – it sometimes feels – all too rarely shown. In truth, it is a character trait that can often be a weakness, not because it’s a bad thing to be, but because it makes you vulnerable. Spend too long watching TV, and you can easily find yourself, as an empathetic person, being turned off a lot of careers. Investment banking? Too callous. Law? Too cynical. Teacher? Too frustrating, and so the list goes on.
Even jobs which from the outside seem ideal for empathetic people might be a step too far. The idea of becoming a veterinarian or a nurse may seem ideal to begin with, but for someone who fully feels their emotions and those of others, they can be heartbreaking on a daily basis. So you have to choose carefully, and below we have some examples of jobs which could be ideal for an empathetic person.Continue reading