Are you an empath?

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  1. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

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    Via Alex Myleson Jun 15, 2015

    Like with all things, there are variations of the empath personality type. Some people will identify strongly, others will only recognise themselves in a few of the following traits:

    1. Feels calmer when alone, and, in relationships, requires distance and regular periods of solitude.

    2. When in the company of others an empath struggles to work out whether they are feeling their own emotions or the emotions of those around them.

    3. Struggles to remain present as the chaos of emotions around them pushes and pulls on an empath’s own thoughts, feelings and emotions.

    4. Often says yes to others without thinking of their own needs.

    5. In relationships or friendships, very often puts other people before themselves, as though everyone else’s pleasure and happiness is more important than their own.

    6. Relationships can often move too fast and can become intense very quickly as the empath connects on a deep, intimate level very quickly due to the ability to absorb other people’s energy and emotions.

    7. An empath will often take full responsibility for how others treat them and for anything that goes wrong in relationships. They have a great amount of compassion and can clearly see other people’s emotional baggage and so they make many excuses for why people behave as they do, and this is very often to the detriment of an empath.

    8. Tends to connect with people who are suffering and often wants to heal others or try to make the world a better place for them.

    9. Can find themselves taking on and absorbing other people’s problems and being used as a sounding board or dumping ground so that others can offload their emotional baggage.

    10. Instinctively knows when someone around them is not being truthful.

    11. Sometimes empaths just know things, without having any idea of where they gained the information. When trying to work out the truth from a lie it can seem as though the information has been presented forward so that it can be used to help make a decision. The empath should only trust the information if they are highly skilled at reading themselves and others accurately and if paranoia or other information is not clouding their judgement.

    12. An empath’s mind is an inquisitive one and they are constantly searching for answers and theorize and philosophise constantly.

    13. An empath who is highly in tune with themselves and skilled at reading others will often be able to pick up on someone else’s thought processes even if they are thousands of miles away.

    14. Connects very strongly to the animal kingdom and identifies very easily with the emotional and physical pains that animals go through.

    15. Is often most at peace and feeling harmonious when spending time with nature and roaming around the outdoors.
     
  2. spacecase0

    spacecase0 Senior Registered

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    I am a yes to all but the second half of the first one and the first half of the 7th one
     
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    shadowsofmypast Senior Registered

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    Very much me then!:cool: especially 1st and last.


    Have been working on 7 & 8.
     
  5. inthepast

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    I am but it does take getting use too. Cant do large stadiums good or bad lol. Anything that is sownon the news effects me alot as well.
     
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    soulfreindly Senior Registered

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    I was very much the empath ... I am no longer... semi empath now and hoping for more healing ..


    I did therapy with dependence on past life memories for developing my self esteem, boundaries and happiness. I needed some supports for my bad physical health to help my mind to calm down . A homeopathic protocal called Heilkunst was a life savor
     
  7. Demi

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    I don't know if I'm an empath by these standards, but I feel everything extremely intensely, to the point where I'd rather be alone in order to not be overwhelmed, and then I get sad because I'm alone, so it's a catch.
     
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    soulfreindly Senior Registered

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    I have now made peace with how I became the empath,. For anyone struggling with it you may have had a similar experience to mine.


    there is a phenomena called a womb twin.. The one baby can die early term in pregnancy and mom may never know she was carrying twins.. If you are a womb twin you may feel a sense of loss from birth and a sense of something missing.> This awareness from an early age can leave those of us who had womb twins with extra openness about others feelings . and the nature of death and spirit.

     
  9. larali

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    I don't know...I like to think I am pretty empathetic but I'm a selfish human too....


    I am, however, very good at telling whether someone is lying or not, and I'm a great judge of character (my friends have even commented on that.) Being around people for any length of time wears me out emotionally. I'm not sure why.
     
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    I am all the way. I feel soooo many different emotions throughout the day and I know I'm taking in other people's energy and feelings its ridiculous.


    I am so connected to animals and nature
     
  11. Anthony Forwood

    Anthony Forwood Arm Chair Know-It-All

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    I match all of those points, although I've started to develop blocks that I put up so that people can't get too close and I don't find myself in a vulnerable position because of it. But my icy front is just a cover. I'm really a softy when it comes to emotional moments. I cry at the TV. I cry listening to a good song. I cry looking at animals in the wild. I even cry thinking about all of this crying. I feel for the least fortunate in the world, and even took a path in life that allowed me to understand what they go through. I believe that this was a life choice that I made before I was born. I remember thinking this when I was very young, at 4 or 5 years old.


    Unfortunately, I'm very on my guard with most other people, emotionally, although when I see real hurting I recognize it immediately and feel what the person feels. I just hide my own feelings from others. I was hurt at a very deep psychological level when I was growing up that still effects me strongly today, and it certainly has been part of the cause of my empathic nature, but perhaps it goes back to a previous life. I don't know.
     

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