"When one person's heart waves register in another person's brain waves, the impact of their emotional energy may be strong enough to have a residual effect on the other person. We begin to take on their emotional energy through entanglement which is different than empathy. Empathy is willingness to share and understand someone's emotions but emotional entanglement is like catching a cold from someone because it can seem like an emotional attack with disregard for your personal boundaries. You more or less become a magnet for their emotional chaos. The energy waves may be entrained but extremely ungrounded leaving you to feel exhausted and emotionally drained."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.