In psychology, ‘the Cassandra metaphor’ is applied to the individuals who experience physical and emotional suffering as a result of distressing personal perceptions, and who are disbelieved when they attempt to share the cause of their suffering with others.
Intuitives can be prone to the Cassandra Complex, particularly those who are insecure and need attention for self-validation.
Such individuals need people to believe their predictions to feel self-worth, whether their perceptions are real or imagined.
Distressing perceptions can and do occur during the course of intuitive work, however they are by no means any excuse for claiming physical, mental or emotional suffering.
Bluntly put, if you can’t handle it, don’t do it.