How do you know if you’re an empath and what exactly does that mean? Here are seven clear signs that you may be an Empath…
What Exactly Is An Empath?
Many people are empathic but that is not the same as a being an 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 that of someone else.
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.
Signs You’re 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. Be honest with yourself while reading them. You may not experience all these things but should identify with a few to identify 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 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 can be friends or family members but the sign is if you keep attracting them as friends or partners.
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. Some stories may affect you for several days where you sink into a depressive state and feel hopeless. It’s as if your 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 and anger. The emotions will feel alien to you afterwards.
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.
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. This can attract Psychic Vampires and this can manifest as the next one…
7 – Strangers Come To You With Their Problems
Does it seem that when you are out in public you will have random people telling you their problems or life story? Your energy is picked up on a subconscious level and some people will gravitate towards you to dump their problems on to you.
The good news is that these commonly reported problems 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 them as their secret weapon against negative energies and toxic people in your life.
Read the following article for crystals that will help shield your energy if you are an Empath or highly sensitive:
Have you experienced any of the above? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (please keep any questions you have concise and on topic if you want a response).
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