Are You An Empath? 30 Empath Traits

Are You An Empath Empath Traits

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

Although many empaths would love to heal others they can end up turning away from being healers (even though they have a natural ability for it), after they’ve studied and qualified, because they take on too much from the one they are trying to heal. Especially if they are unaware of their empathy.

Anything of a supernatural nature is of interest to empaths and they don’t surprise or get shocked easily. Even at the revelation of what many others would consider unthinkable, for example, empaths would have known the world was round when others believed it was flat.

13. Creative.

From singing, dancing, acting, drawing, or writing, an empath will have a strong creative streak and a vivid imagination.

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. This is even obvious in empathetic children.

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16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated.

Work, school, and home life have to be kept interesting for an empath or they switch off from it and end up daydreaming or doodling.

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

As above. Feels like they are living a lie by doing so. To force an empath to do something they dislike through guilt or labeling them as idle will only serve in making them unhappy. It’s for this reason many empaths get labeled 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 the answers and knowledge.

To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavor to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is information overload.

Are You An Empath? 30 Empath Traits

20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel.

Empaths are free spirits.

21. Abhors clutter.

It makes an empath feel weighed down and blocks the flow of energy.

22. Loves to daydream.

An empath can stare into space for hours, in a world of their own and blissfully happy.

23. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning.

Anything that takes away their freedom is debilitating to an empath, even poisoning.

24. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating.

The excess weight is a form of protection to stop the negative incoming energies from having as much impact.

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25. Excellent listener.

An empath won’t talk about themselves much unless it’s to someone they really trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.

26. Intolerance to narcissism.

Although kind and often very tolerant of others, empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people, who put themselves first and refuse to consider another’s feelings or points of view other than their own.

27. The ability to feel the days of the week.

An empath will get the ‘Friday Feeling’ if they work Fridays or not. They pick up on how the collective are feeling. The first couple of days of a long, bank holiday weekend (Easter for example) can feel, to them, like the world is smiling, calm and relaxed. Sunday evenings, Mondays, and Tuesdays, of a working week, have a very heavy feeling.

28. 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 even prefer to have a brand new car or house (if they are in the financial situation to do so) with no residual energy.

29. Sense the energy of food.

Many empaths don’t like to eat meat or poultry because they can feel the vibrations of the animal (especially if the animal suffered), even if they like the taste.

25 thoughts on “Are You An Empath? 30 Empath Traits”

  1. This is very interesting and has helped me understand why people gravitate to me.
    I need to work on my chakra and be alone.
    It’s very exhausting being around others.

  2. This is eye opening. I’ve always been told I’m too sensitive. People say I’m too nice. I think ‘ how can someone be too nice?’ now I get that they are non empaths. How do you find out more about whether you are an empath? Who can you ask or do you just recognize signs and say ‘ I’m an empath’

  3. Have you ever sensed a close relative was sick and found out they were. Is this part of being an empath. I seem to be able to sense how the people closest to me are feeling even though we are in different states. I’ve always been this way.

    1. It has changed my life too. I have a better understanding or appreciation of “me”. I’ve always been told that I’m a good listener. Lot’s of activity, noise makes agitated and I can’t focus. I can’t watch favorite movies, like “Dances With Wolves” because of the fate of the animals. I am more comfortable with my cat(s) and my garden and I NEED my down time at the end of the day and weekend. I don’t need to do something over the weekend. I like to go out, but not all of the time.

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