Become Educated: Life as an Empath

By definition, an empath is a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual. (*from Google)

Typical traits of an empath:

  1. highly sensitive
  2. highly attuned to other’s moods
  3. introverted
  4. highly intuitive
  5. require alone time
  6. easily becomes overwhelmed in intimate relationships
  7. easy mark for energy vampires, like narcissists
  8. replenishes from nature
  9. highly tuned senses
  10. huge heart but sometimes give too much

*This list comes from chopra.com.


Other things to keep in mind…

  • Some days are easier than others.
  • We often show emotion even when trying to hide it.
  • We are great listeners.
  • We will share your emotions, from sadness and anger to joy and excitement.
  • It’s difficult to watch some television and movies because we feel so deeply.
  • We have big hearts and do without so others don’t have to.
  • We need time to recharge. Time alone, time of quiet, time of reflection.
  • We love fully.
  • Some of us pick up on more than just expressed emotions. We feel tension and negativity.
  • As a sensitive person, we sometimes feel things not of this world. We feel on many levels, spiritually and emotionally.

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4 thoughts on “Become Educated: Life as an Empath

  1. A great list, Mar. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been accused of being ‘too sensitive’ … what would the world be like without empaths and empathy, though? Thanks for sharing. Hugs 💕🙂

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  2. This is an excellent post, Mar. Being an empath is not an easy path, but there are tools to help navigate and you’ve touched on them here. Thank you for sharing!

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