27 Traits Of An Empath

27 traits of an empath

 Empaths are highly attuned to other people’s emotions. 

Do you often feel like you’re absorbing the energy and emotions of people around you? But can’t really put a finger on as to why?

Do you often feel overwhelmed with emotions?

An empath is like an energy absorbing sponge. Empaths are energy alchemists.

An empath doesn’t have to be submerged by energies around them after they learn how to center themselves. The first step to acceptance is recognizing whether or not you are an empath.

This article will teach you to discover if you are an empath and revolutionize your life in the most amazing way.

Here are the 27 traits of an empath:

1. Knowing

Empaths just know stuff, without being told. They are highly attuned with their surroundings. Their understanding goes beyond intuition or gut feelings.

2. Being in public places can be overwhelming

Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums fill empaths with turbulently vexed emotions. They get confused by the overlapping of so many energy sources.

3. Feeling other’s emotions and taking them on as your own

They feel emotions off those nearby. They can feel emotions from those a vast distance away too. They are great at detecting negative energies around them, even from afar.

4. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable

Any morbid incident, cruelty or gruesome scenes on television shows or newspaper is impossible for them to bear.

5. They know when someone is being dishonest

Empaths are human lie -detectors. If anyone is lying to them, they just come to know it. If someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, they know.

6. Picking up physical symptoms off others

An empath will almost always develop the ailments off other people (colds, eye infections, body aches and pains).They can imbibe the symptoms of their close people or people they feel mentally connected too. 

7. Digestive disorders and lower back problems

Empaths feel the incoming emotions of other people. This can physically weaken them and eventually lead to stomach ulcers to Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS).

Lower back problems can develop from being ungrounded.

8. Always looking out for the underdog

An empath’s attention and compassion is always drawn by people in need. If someone is suffering, in emotional pain or is being bullied, an empath will be moved. They are always ready to help people who are genuinely in need. 

9. Others will try to offload their problems on you, even strangers

An empath can become a dumping ground for everyone else’s issues and problems,even strangers’.

They are very good receiver of other people’s problems pertaining to the fact that they have the capacity to put themselves in the other person’s shoes and deeply understand their problems.

10. Constant fatigue

Empaths often get drained of energy, either from energy vampires or just by taking on too much from others.

They feel drained off their energy, to the point where mere sleep can’t cure them.

11.  Addictive personality

To block out the emotions of others, they might sometimes turn to substance dependence. It is a form of self protection to suppress their emotions and a mechanism to unload the negativity absorbed from people around.

12. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical

Although empaths heal others they can end up turning away from being healers.Anything of a philosophical nature like death, afterlife is of interest to empaths.

Empath have good insight and understanding about factual things.

13. Creative

From singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing an empath has a strong creative streak. They have a vivid imagination which helps them to create and engage in innovative ventures. 

14. Love of nature and animals

Being outdoors in nature is a must for empaths and pets are an essential part of their life.

15. Need for solitude

An empath will go stir-crazy if they don’t get quiet time. Empaths heal themselves with the silence of solitude.

Empaths heal themselves with the silence of solitude.

16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated

At home, at school or at the workplace, an empath always needs to be internally stimulated. If they get bored, they end up daydreaming or doodling.

17.  Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy

Empaths are highly passionate about everything they do. If they don’t enjoy doing something, they would rather not do it.

It’s for this reason, many empaths get labelled as being lazy.

18. Strives for the truth

This becomes more prevalent when an empath discovers his/her gifts and birthright. Anything untruthful feels plain wrong.

19. Always looking for answers and knowledge

To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath. They will endeavour to find an explanation.

If they have a knowing about something, they will look for confirmation.

20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel

Empaths are free spirits. It is not possible to bind them, confine them or shackle them in any way.

21. Abhors clutter

Resentment, jealousy, anger, hatred and other negative emotions make an empath feel weighed down. These negative emotions block the energy flow of the empath.

22. Loves to daydream

An empath can stare into space for hours. They love to stay drowned in their self-created world.

23. Excellent listener

An empath won’t talk much about themselves. They only share their stories with close people who they can trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.

24. Intolerance to narcissism

Empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people. People who lack empathy and fellow feeling are never in an empath’s good books.

25. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand

Anything that’s been pre-owned carries the energy of the previous owner. An empath will prefer to have no residual energies in the things they buy.

26.  Sense the energy of food

Many empaths are vegetarians. This is because they can sense the vibrations of the dead animals others eat.

27. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected

Empaths are prone to mood swings. If they have absorbed too much negatives, they will appear quiet and unsociable. They are genuine people and hate to fake their emotions in social contexts.

If you can relate to most of these, then rest assured, you are an empath.

How many traits match with yours?

Comment below the traits that you can relate to.




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  1. I have been told I’m an Old Soul. Reading the 27 signs of an Empath, I identified w/most of them. A few, not so much. I work in the retail industry, specialized product line, desired by most. My customer interactions can he extremely energy draining, in a REGULAR basis. Many time, I’ve ridden home from work in complete silence…trying to decompress.
    I find myself engaged in conversations with complete strangers, they wanting to share their entire life with me. While I’m kind and understanding with them, I’m EXHAUSTED upon completion of their transaction.
    But, I’m glad to be of assistance to these souls.

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