Seclusion Might be a Good Way of Living for Innovative, Empathic People

In recent articles, I have explained the attractiveness of our personalities. Today, I will talk about our way of life. Seclusion might be a good way of living for innovative, empathic people.

How to escape from a stressful social life

Sometimes, we want to reduce the stress of social life. There are many stressful things, such as conversing with strangers, meeting with many people, hearing complaints from others, being in a crowd, a lack of freedom, or paying too much attention to others.

We cannot feel fulfillment from those things. They make us feel like we are living meaninglessly.

People with specific natures, such as a personality with high empathy and creativity, tend to feel that way. We want to live more freely and comfortably. I also have such a personality and have thought about what the ideal lifestyle is for me.

Seclusion with meditation might be a good way of life for them. Today, I will explain why I think so.

The four types of personalities

To explain the logic, let me introduce the four types of personalities that I frequently use, as shown in the following image:

The roles based on social periods

We classify our personalities into four types. I will explain them from the perspective of the social periods. They are as follows:

  • Extroverts: People who depend heavily on society. They want to live on the urban side as much as possible. They can live comfortably during a stable period. However, during a confused period, they start conflicts to secure their gains. They are the social majority.
  • Traditional empaths: People who can live between the personalities of extroverts and innovative empaths. They tend to rely on society during a stable period. However, they tend to want independence from social confusion during a confused era.
  • Innovative empaths: People who want to live independently from society as much as possible. Social life tends to exhaust them. However, during a confused era, they will be saviors for those who want to escape social confusion and live peacefully in the countryside. They are the social minority.
  • Innovators: People who can live between the personalities of extroverts and innovative empaths. They tend to create new things in society during a stable period. However, they tend to want independence from social confusion during a confused era.

Three lifestyles during the stable period for innovative empaths

If we are innovative empaths, seclusion in the countryside might be a good way of living all the time.

During a stable period, we tend to find it hard to contribute to society because we cannot be patient as a part of a social system. We want to live freely or help weak people.

We could have three lifestyles during this period, as follows:

  • Helping the minority in urban areas: We can fill our empathy at the expense of social stress.
  • Creating something new in urban areas: We can fill our creativity at the cost of social stress.
  • Seclusion in the countryside: It balances our empathy and creativity at the expense of the high excitement of mental rewards.

The lifestyles on the urban side

We tend to choose excitement in urban areas if we have an inferiority complex. Perhaps it is because the inferiority complex makes us want to be extroverts.

If we lean toward the empathic side too much, we tend to stick to helping weak people. However, we find it hard to do so because traditional empaths deserve to support the majority. That is why we tend to support the minority during this period. That often leads to our low income.

On the other hand, if we lean toward the creative side too much, we want to be artists or social innovators. However, our unique sense doesn’t appeal to the majority. In addition, we don’t want to make products without individuality. That is why we tend to be minor creators without high earnings.

We could have both of them at the same time. Either way, we have trouble with social stress and income. The inferiority complex leads us to such a state.

Seclusion in the countryside: a way to live comfortably during a stable period

However, we can have another lifestyle: seclusion in the countryside.

We don’t have to force ourselves to contribute to society when people don’t need our individuality. An inferiority complex makes us obsessed with social contribution.

Our existence has meaning, even if we are secluded. We are saviors in a confused era. In other words, we have a greater role than being a part of society. This understanding allows us to let go of our inferiority complex and migrate to a more peaceful place.

The lifestyles in the confusing era

Let’s see the confused era. We can contribute to society in this period, even if we are secluded.

It is because people who want help tend to migrate to the countryside. In this period, socially competitive people tend to move towards urban areas because those areas are more socially abundant. Then they begin conflicts or wars. Strong people can dominate. They take away from weak people. In other words, conflicts or wars always happen in urban areas.

That is why we don’t have to go to urban areas, even in a confusing era. It is because many people who are not good at conflict migrate to the countryside. Weak people come towards us. When the time comes, we can easily find them.

We don’t have to help weak people in urban areas because there are traditional empaths. We can let them help weak people in those areas.

The role of innovative empaths

After weak people come to our areas, we help them. In other words, highly empathic people divide roles in each region. Traditional empaths help weak people in urban areas. They don’t need creativity. On the other hand, innovative empaths help weak refugees in the countryside.

We can tell how to live or create necessary things with affordable materials in our areas. Creativity or wisdom can give people easily.

Perhaps that is why innovative empaths are in the minority. Our social role is to find an efficient way of living in each region. Although we don’t need a lot of people for it, we need at least a few in every place.

The reason why they created the concept of elves and Immortals

Perhaps the role of innovative empaths caused the concept of elves in Europe or Immortals in China. They are one of the metaphors that imply innovative empaths, as I mentioned in an earlier post (this article).

For such refugees, we hermits are a mysterious species of people. They are living in a mountain quietly, are so skilled, can predict the future, can create new countermeasures, have the mental strength to limit their current desire and prepare for the future, and can consider others.

If we adopt this lifestyle, we can show our talents and satisfy our desires.

Meditation: the key to seclusion

Meditation will be the main entertainment for us in a stable period. It prevents us from feeling bored. Imagine that we are in a beautiful, peaceful natural place. We can live calmly, even without strong excitement.

In other words, if we live in less natural areas, we don’t know the joy of meditation. That makes us fear boredom.

Of course, we can choose the urban side all the time. Thanks to the inferiority complex, we can get excitement, another mental reward. It substitutes for our fulfillment at the expense of our stress. That would also be a way of life.

However, staying in urban areas will prevent us from showing our talents during a confused era.


Therefore, seclusion might be a good way of living for innovative empaths. Meditation will prevent boredom in that lifestyle.

If we want to be free from problems caused by an inferiority complex, there is another way: seclusion.

This option might help us find another way to live.

Thank you for reading this article. I hope to see you in the next one.