According to The American psychoanalyst Gerald Schoenwolf emotional contagion is “a process in which a person or group influences the emotions or behaviour of another person or group through the conscious or unconscious induction of emotion states and behaviour attitudes.”
Have you ever noticed that moods or emotions are contagious?
Emotional contagion has been linked to empathy as it is the tendency to feel and express emotions similar to and influenced by those of others.
Many of my clients identify as empathic. Many of them notice that after they have spent time with me working on their mindset, shifting their consciousness, perception or perspective, it can be hard to stay in an emotionally high vibe place.
After raising their vibration, they go and spend time with their Debbie Downer friends, colleagues or family and end up feeling despondent or negative again.
This is perfectly normal, in fact one could say that it is a scientific phenomenon.