Some of signs of compassion fatigue can include:
- Feelings of being trapped and helpless
- Irritability - loss of control/failure in relationships
- Disillusionment & cynicism - loss of mental & physical energy
- Blaming the victim
Compassion fatigue can take hold so slowly that it may not be recognisable until too late. I suspect that some of the characteristics may also be 'contagious' in particularly stressful workplaces. Self awareness is a vital component for battling this condition but if you don't feel objective, consider checking with those around you - particularly if you can trust them to be honest with you.