What is an Empath?

An Empath is someone who is able to pick up on energy other than their own. They often can sense the mental and emotional state of others. Many people don’t realize that they are Empaths but, rather misdiagnose the symptoms as signs of something else.

Every Empath is different but, if you are an Empath, you will be able to relate to most of the characteristics listed below:

  • People are drawn to you. They feel unusually comfortable sharing not only their life stories but also their personal struggles with you.
  • You love to help others. However, you have to be careful to not put the needs of others above your own.
  • You dislike and are not good at small talk. You would much rather have deep conversations about something that requires open minds and a whole lot of contemplation.
  • You are a natural healer and are often found working in healing related professions: doctors, nurses, counselors, massage therapists, etc.
  • You feel uncomfortable, overwhelmed and probably even drained when around large groups of people. You often need time alone to recharge.
  • Natural peacekeepers are usually Empaths. You prefer to avoid confrontation. When you do get angry, it isn’t for long.
  • Nature and animals are your preferred company. They help you feel recharged because their energy is pure and commonly not complicated.
  • You are probably very creative, imaginative, inquisitive and affectionate.
  • People tell you more than what they are saying with their body language, tone and energy. This allows you to recognize when someone is being truthful or not.
  • Although Empaths can spot a lie, your loving nature bypasses that intuitive feeling and you give people the benefit of the doubt.
  • You stay clear of the news because it can make you feel emotionally overwhelmed.
  • Some Empaths can even feel the physical ailments and/or emotional struggles of others without even trying. This can cause an Empath to appear to have sudden “mood swings”. However, it’s actually the Empath picking up on another person’s energy.

If you believe you are an Empath, these abilities can be a blessing or a curse. They are what you make of them and it’s totally your choice. How will you move forward with your new found powers?