Here are seven traits and clear signs you’re an Empath. How do you know if you are an empath and what exactly does that mean? Find out if you are an empath now!
What Exactly Is An Empath?
Many people are empathic but that is not the same as a being an Empath also known as a Psychic Empath. An Empath is generally accepted to mean someone that can sense the emotions of others deeply. They also differ from other ‘highly sensitive people’ in that they can struggle to differentiate between their own emotions and those of someone else.
Signs Youre An Empath
Unlike the psychological definition of an Empath, the metaphysical understanding is more spiritual. It is believed that other energies are absorbed into their aura very easily. That they naturally absorb the emotional charge around people, places and situations. Please be aware that this guide is based on the metaphysical understanding and definition of an ‘Empath’.
Seven Clear Signs Youre An Empath
So, you may still be wondering if you are an Empath or not. Here are a few signs that may indicate that you are one. Please be honest with yourself while reading them. You may not experience all these traits or experiences but should identify with a few to consider yourself as an Empath.
1 – You Are Quick To Take On Others Moods
When you are talking to someone who is really down or angry, do you find that before you know it, you feel the same? These emotions will linger after the conversation has ended and may not reflect your personal views on a subject or situation. If you walk into a room with people who are stressed for example, you will start to feel stressed without even speaking to anyone.
2 – You Attract Psychic Vampires (Energy Vampires)
Psychic Vampires, also known as Energy Vampires are people that drain your energy, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. They are generally very negative people and often seem to show up in the lives of Empaths. They could be partners, ex-partners, friends or family members. The sign is if you keep attracting psychic vampires as friends or partners throughout your life.
3 – News Stories Affect You In A Bad Way
Just one bad news story can send your mood and energy very low and affect you all day. This could be a natural disaster, war, trajedy or animal cruelty report for example. Sometimes these news stories may affect you for several days, where you sink into a depressive state and feel hopeless. It’s as if you’re carrying the energy and emotions of the people directly involved in a tragedy or disaster.
4 – Experiencing Emotions Of Unknown Origin
You will suddenly find yourself feeling strong emotions about a topic, person or thing that you realise are not your own. This will hit you suddenly like you are snapping out of someone else’s issues or anger. The emotions will feel alien to you afterwards. You will wonder why you felt like that when nothing has happened in your life to trigger it.
5 – You’re Told You’re “Too Sensitive”
Partners, friends and family members will often tell you you’re ‘too sensitive’. This will be over your feelings and emotions surrounding others people and their problems, global issues or how you feel others feel about you. You may have noticed since you were a child that ther people just don’t seem to feel things as deeply as you and brush things off much quicker than you can.
6 – You Are A Good Listener
You are someone that your friends will come to for advice a lot. People have told you that you are a good listener and that you help them with their problems. You may sometimes feel like some friends constantly come to you with problems and drama. This can attract Psychic Vampires as explained above and this can also manifest as the nextsign…
7 – Strangers Come To You With Their Problems
Does it seem that when you are out in public or at work you will have random people telling you their problems or full life story? This happens because your empathic energy is picked up on on a subconscious level. Some people will gravitate towards you to dump their problems on to you. This can be a sign that you need to set emotional boundaries and use psychic protection.
Protecting Yourself Form Negative Energy
The good news is that these commonly reported problems and tel tale signs youre an Empath can be managed and reduced with awareness, healthy boundaries and psychic protection techniques. I also believe certain crystals can greatly help Empaths and highly sensitive people (if you’re open to them).
Many see crystals as their secret weapon against negative energies and toxic people in your life. They can act as a filter for negative energies or deflect toxic people. For a detailed step-by-step guide to psychic protection for empaths and a directory of protective crystals please see my book Psychic Protection Crystals.