Being an empath and a Libra, for that matter, I craved balance, no friction. One of the characteristics of an empath is feeling - feeling different emotions physically and mentally - happy, sad, turmoil, etc. I didn't know how to distinguish what belonged to me versus what belonged to someone else. It has taken me time and teachers to help me understand what was what and how to protect myself, my energy. Also, how to stand comfortably and confident in this part of me.