Hey @Jess1-RO, thank you!
I think my empathy is both a big strength and a big weakness in some instances.
I can very easily know how others are feeling and therefore am always super considerate towards it. It can be a weakness because if they are feeling terrible, I can start to feel their emotions while also trying to hold them up.
And while I'm really good at knowing what other people need from me, I struggle with knowing what I need from them... I usually just talk to my friends about how I'm feeling and what's been happening recently and that often seems to work. They can calm me down or bring me back from feeling sad, just from talking about it.
I try my best to make others feel better while not worrying about how I feel in the situation. So when I have to take care of myself, I'm pretty lost.