4) They are usually introverts
Empaths can feel overwhelmed in crowded places. They prefer one to one interactions or small group meetings instead of large crowds. Most of the empaths are introverts. They are so overwhelmed by their exploding inner world that the buzzing external environment seems to be too clamorous for them.
Even if an empath is extroverted, he/she likes to limit his/her time in social gatherings to make peace with their inner turmoil.
5) They are highly intuitive
Empaths are highly intuitive in nature. They have experienced the entire spectrum of emotions. Their levels of understanding are way beyond that of the non-empaths. It helps them to efficiently distinguish farce from genuineness. They need to learn to trust their own intuition and gut instincts when it comes to people so that they can avoid energy vampires.
Since empaths can easily take on people’s emotions, it is extremely important for them to be careful of the kind of people they associate themselves with.
Their intuition works as an advantage for themselves. Their gut instinct can be an excellent filter mechanism to keep energy vampires at bay. Their intuition can help them to find their tribe and they can enjoy positive and uplifting relationships.
6) They need a lot of alone time
Empaths have highly heightened senses and they can be easily overwhelmed by the demands of situations and people around them.
They need regular considerable alone time to refill their drained energies.
Even a five minutes break can help them to calm down and prevent emotional overload.
It is important for empaths to create self-soothing rituals that provide them an opportunity to replenish their psychic energy like mindful meditation, walks in nature, reading books, practicing yoga, writing journals, gardening etc.
7) They can feel completely overwhelmed in intimate relationships
Since empaths can take on moods and energies of people around them, being in an intimate relationship can be overwhelming for them. They need space to breathe.
Too much clinginess can suffocate them and their partner has to understand and respect their need for regular alone time for the relationship to flourish. Deep down they fear that they will not be understood or their feelings will not be equally reciprocated with the same fervor.
8) They can be easy targets for energy vampires
Empaths can be very easy targets for energy vampires.
Some people are incapable of understanding the emotionality of other people. They drain you off your positive energies as vampires would drain you off your blood.
Empaths are bound to feel threatened, bored, irritated, hurt, attacked and disrespected by these individuals. The anger, fear, insecurity or grief of the energy vampires can host on an empath’s physical, mental and emotional energy.
They are also highly prone to becoming easy targets to narcissists who can use them as their narcissistic supplier and leave them feeling empty, worthless and devalued.
Being able to use their intuition in this instant will help them stay away from these people.
9) They like to spend time in nature
The fast pace life can be too overwhelming for an empath. They like to slow down every once in a while and head to nature to recharge themselves. The soothing power of Mother Nature helps them to overcome the burnout caused by social interactions.
For them gardening or a silent walk among the lush greenery is more desirable than going to the bar to hang out with friends. Time to time, they like to disconnect themselves from human contact.
10) They can’t stand lies and manipulators
An empath is gifted with very strong gut instinct to identify lies and deceptions. They literally work as human lie detectors.
Empaths are very kind-hearted and helpful but they do not want to waste their gifts on people who are liars and manipulators. They seldom get aggressive or violent, never the less, they strongly detest dishonesty. They can’t stand people who subterfuge to achieve their ends.
Once they find out your deception or lies, they would just walk way and there’s no looking back.
11) They avoid confrontation
Empaths are generally peace loving people and they believe in peaceful coexistence. They do not like to get into unnecessary fights or arguments. They have awareness about what over emotional interactions do to them. They are hugely motivated by peace promoting actions and like to maintain a harmonious relation with fellow beings. If they ever become slightly aggressive while defending themselves, they will readily apologize for it.