Do you feel other people’s emotions and are aware of other people’s pain? Then you might be an empath. Empaths are people who are highly aware of other people’s emotions and they view the world differently by being aware of others pain and what they need emotionally. Highly sensitive people are likely to be empaths but not all highly sensitive people are empaths. Read below to learn more about empath’s traits.
Empaths take on other people’s emotions. They feel the emotion as if it was their own. If you are an empath, you are likely to notice changes in expression, body language or changes in tone of voice to sense what others are feeling. This can be a powerful gift, which can be exhausting or overwhelming at times. In addition, you may find yourself feeling sudden overwhelming emotions when you are in public.
Empaths notice the atmosphere of their surroundings. If you are in a calm and peaceful place, then you will take on those qualities. A chaotic environment will pull the energy out of you.
A basic part of being an empath is about understanding and connecting with others. This makes it easier to sense what someone is trying to express. Since you have insight, people will come to you for advice, support and encouragement.
Empaths can feel pain even if it is not happening to them. Same goes for watching violent events on TV and empaths may not do well watching it. If you are an empath violent movies are best if avoided.
All your feelings, including positive ones, are on high. When you see a baby or an animal, your first reaction may be to gush over the baby or to pet an animal. Not everyone feels this way, which may be strange to you. Same thing happens when you encounter a person, who is sick. You may experience physical sensations throughout the body. This can be uncomfortable to you. Many empaths are drawn to being doctors, nurses, elder care provider or healers.
Empaths can become overwhelmed in intimate relationships because they can sense every mood, irritation or lie from their partner. If you live with your partner, make sure to create a room that is just for you and therefore, you go there to recharge.
It is difficult for someone to hide his or her true intentions from an empath. You may not know exactly what the person wants but you do know when he or she is not being completely honest.
Empaths are excellent leaders because they listen to their team and they build common goals. They listen and pay attention when someone is speaking with them, which leads to every person having a voice. Empaths create a calming effect on others and can heal people by helping them work through their past emotional baggage and overcoming unhealthy patterns.
Lastly, empaths want to help people who are in pain. They respond to people and to the needs of others. This is where their healing ability comes into play to create a better world.