I can feel what others feel, sometimes to the point I can't be sure what is mine and what isn't , but why do I have so much difficulties to understand my own feelings ?
I wish someone could look at me and tell me exactly what I am doing in the arenas in which I'm successful at not allowing others' feelings into me. Internally it seems to have something to do with consent but I wonder if I have barriers that I'm not even consciously aware of at this point, set up when I was young.what do you do about it?
It can be. But keep in mind that "empaths" (or whatever word you choose) are not all INFJ. Fe isn't about emotions directly, it's about external values/value systems. I suspect that it intersects with feeling others' emotions because it orients our attention outward in certain ways.I think it s relate to our Fe directed outward.
No transference usually happens in a therapeutic setting. The therapist becomes a substitute or projection of the patient.
Transference: a type of projection in which we project old parent issues, usually symbolically incestuous, onto the therapist. Resolved, libido then is released from the mother imago (the incestuous object) and flows down and activated archetypal imagery. Jung paid attention to the projection of archetypal contents (like making the therapist a god in dreams), often first projected onto the parents, in order to focus the client inward and separate the ego from the collective unconscious ("objectivation of impersonal images") while opening up the dialog between them. Clients can also form a transference attachment to their own unconscious. Unlike Freud, Jung thought therapists cure in spite of, not because of, the transference.
Also seen as a third chemical arising of the combination (coniunctio) of two: the therapist and client.
Male therapist, female client: therapist's anima interacts w/ client, and her animus interacts with his. Similar to the artifex working with his soror mystica. When this happens, it recalls the archetype of the marriage quaternio or cross-cousin marriage. Severing the transference projection doesn't break off the kinship libido.