People usually describe empaths as too emotional. They are also regularly blamed for ‘over-feeling.’ If this indicates something to you, then you will probably want to find out if you are one of them. Or maybe, you are not an empath, but you sense that someone you love is.
Here, we are going to present you the 17 signs which show that someone is an empath:
1. They are too sensitive.
As we already mentioned, it’s other people who think that empaths are too emotional. So, what other people describe as oversensitivity is the ability of an empath to always be in touch with their emotions.
2. They can understand, and they hate lies.
Just a glance in your direction and an empath will know that you are lying. A lot of people don’t like when others lie to them, but it is even worse for an empath. It makes their skin feel gross, and they also feel that disgust whenever they listen to a fake story.
3. They are directly affected by negative images.
For empaths, it is almost impossible not to feel something. It might be the news or stories of violence on social media or a heartbreaking relationship of a friend which will make an empath suffer as it is their story. They also avoid negativity like the plague. These people are well aware of the pain that exists all over the world, and they feel it every day, so they want to be protected from it.
4. When in crowds, empaths feel overwhelmed.
Empaths encompass each type of personality. They can be introverts, extroverts, as well as ambiverts. Even the one that is the most outgoing of them can easily become overwhelmed when in crowds. They absorb the feelings and energies of everyone, and this can be at least exhausting for them.
5. They find happiness through healing.
These people are always there to help others. They try to guide them towards healing. Just like with all of their advice, it will only help if other people implement in their lives.
6. Empaths react in a different way to stimulants and medications.
No matter if it is a tea or coffee or anything else that contains caffeine, it tends to make empaths feel more anxious or agitated than others. Also, they try to do their best to avoid prescription medications, because of the many, as well as unpleasant side-effects they experience.
7. They cannot pretend to be somebody else.
If you belong to the group of people who search for an honest friendship/relationship, empaths are those people who you should be looking for. They have grown into who they are, and they also embrace who they are becoming. Often, it is other people who have problems with the sensitivity and honesty nature of empaths.
8. Empaths know what you are going through, as they are going through the same together with you.
When you don’t feel well, or you feel overwhelming sadness, or you are agitated, a person that is empath also goes through all of those emotions with you. Empaths are very connected to those people they care about, and they care about everyone.
9. They have a unique bond with animals.
Empaths usually don’t have ‘pets’ as they don’t want to ‘own’ animals. Instead, they call them ‘family members.’ Looking at some animals in the wild, they can see perfect, as well as pure souls. They also talk to animals, and, sometimes, they even get a ‘response.’
10. Usually, empaths are worn out.
Empaths usually deal with more than just their emotions, as well as mental drains. They deal with the emotions of everybody else. Every day, they are around other people, and they also absorb process and release what others are experiencing. The lucky ones are those that have found out how to process so that they can release, rather than holding onto everything.
11. Empaths want other people to listen to their advice and take it.
These people listen to every word that you say, they put themselves in your shoes, and they deliver honest advice. All they want is you to listen to it. The thing is, they know what they are talking about – and you also do. They are telling you what you know deep inside, that you have to do. And they know it for sure. So, the best thing which one can do is take their advice. After all, you have asked for it.
12. They can be easily distracted.
Distraction may happen because of their heightened sensitivity to everybody, as well as everything around them: they usually tend to lose their focus easily and become distracted. But, the bright side to this is that empaths appreciate all the little things that most people never notice.
13. They detest narcissism.
Empaths can spot narcissist from a mile away, and that is exactly as close as they like to get to one.
14. They are also very sensitive to certain sounds.
These sounds can be certain pitch, a slight buzz, or some loud noises which get to empaths. But, it is not just sounds – they are also sensitive to textures, fabric, or bright lights too. They can also experience the polar opposite. Empaths prefer noticing gentle sounds, as well as soft caresses, or delicate tastes.
15. Empaths are excellent listeners.
You can tell an empath everything about your like from what is maybe not so important for you, to the drastically transformative. Empaths will do more than listening – they will embark on that journey with you, as well as experience everything within. The most important thing – you don’t have to worry about any judgment on an empath’s part; they never want to hurt, they just want to help you.
16. Electronics act up around them.
This may sound strange to those people that haven’t experienced it, but it happens. Empaths get shocked by touching the same thing that you usually do, and, for example, electronic equipment acts strange around them.
17. Empaths are free spirits.
They find rules, as well as laws and even everyday routines, imprisoning. Anything that can take away their freedom scares them. They don’t like the feeling of being pressured, but they only do the things they want to do – things which will make them feel independent.