What does it Mean to be an Empath?
According to the dictionary, an empath is a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual (chiefly in science fiction).
Say what? Science Fiction? WRONG. This is real, empaths definitely exist, and we often have the gift of clairvoyance + intuitive channeling, or any combination thereof, but not always. Empath does not automatically mean that you have psychic abilities, but it does mean that energy is something that plays a huge role in our lives. The good news: we aren’t science fiction. The ability to read energy can take many forms. We’ve created an online destination to explore these abilities.
Some common traits of empaths
- Sometimes/always feel the pain someone else is feeling.
- Often/always know if someone says one thing, but means another.
- Experience physical/mental/emotional exhaustion after being around people for an extended period of time.
- Spending time with certain people will affect you physically/emotionally or mentally.
- Often experience overwhelm when around large groups of people.
- Frequently experience sudden change of emotions.
- Sometimes take on the traits of other people after spending time with them.
- In your friend/family group, you’re often the one that people go to when they need advice.
- Easily affected by violence or negativity seen on TV, internet, movies, etc.
- Typically you’re considered a care taker, whether it’s physical or emotional care taking.
- Often experience lucid or very vivid dreams.
- Can have difficulty concentrating.
- Frequently experience bouts of depression, though it can be situational or chronic.
- Prefer periods of solitude, often.
- May experience deja vu and synchronicities on a regular basis.
- It may be common to “just know stuff.”
- Frequent feelings of fatigue and malaise.
- Regularly rooting for the “under dog” or being drawn to people who can’t seem to catch a break.