Some say you are hypersensitive or in some cases, too emotional. Did you know that there are several different empath types?
But is the intensity a weakness?
No, because there is no way, we could be compassionate without the ability to echo someone else’s feelings. That deep, raw, and sensitive feeling makes living a worthy pursuit.
So Who Is An Empath?
An empath is someone with the unique ability to mirror the feelings of another person even without undergoing their circumstances. In its purest form, it means being able to be in other person’s shoes emotionally or having that extra dose of empathy within you. We could say “an emotional sponge” of sorts.
The Six Common Empaths Types
- Emotional Empath
These are the most common and have the unique ability to pick up another person’s emotions or energy without even having to talk them. They do so without asking questions.
When they say, “l feel you,” they mean it to the core.
If someone tries to play macho with them, it is effortless to peel off that mask and get to the nucleus of their emotions.
For these empath types, setting apart their own emotions from those they stumble across is essential to prevent them from exhausting their energy reserves.
Intuitively, they can tell the symptoms of an ailing person by feeling the same. It could be a headache or flu. They do this by experiencing the same in their bodies. These empath types can make a career out of it. You just need to undergo some training in the medical field and become a certified healer. A few extra bucks won’t hurt, right?
- Intellectual Empath
Also termed as Claircognizance, they can tell an individual’s state of mind by focusing on their thoughts. With the ability to mix-match different vocabulary and lingo in a conversation in an instant, it becomes easy for them to converse differently depending on an individual. Subconsciously and with minimal effort, they can tell your personality. These empath types make a career by being psychics.
- Environmental/Geomantic Empath
These empath types have an intimate connection with the physical landscape. Moods can change depending on the environment. They also feel a deep attachment for places such as churches or historical sites.
It is no surprise they get emotional whenever there is damage to the environment such as when cutting trees. Instinctively they can tell when changes have occurred to a room they have just entered.
You may call them nature lovers, but they are much more to that. They have this unexplained connection to nature that makes it possible for them to tell what plants desire. Without much effort, they know the exact place that a plant fits in your backyard.
Sustainability is a topic that never misses in their conversations coupled with the extensive knowledge of plants and their uses.
A Sense of time is lost when you are with animals. You can’t seem to have enough of them. You also feel the same way. When torn between hanging out with friends or animals, do you easily cancel plans with your friends? If yes, then you know you are an animal empath.
There is a bottomless connection with these creatures to the point of sensing what they are feeling or experiencing, telepathy of sorts. It is something that could be honed to qualify you as an animal healer. You are that one person who can accurately identify what the animal is ailing from and administer treatment.
How Can You Tell If You Are an Empath?
In case you have any reservations that you are an empath, these characteristics should erase your doubts:
1. You are super sensitive to your surroundings
Most of the times you will hear things that others can’t. In another case, you could be watching the news or a movie, and a murderous or emotional scene sends you into tears.
2. You are truly dedicated to helping out
Sacrificing your time to help without the need for recognition or remuneration is another sign. Armed with a deep passion, you tirelessly help with the task at hand.
3. You have a broad appetite for music
People have a hard time figuring out why you have such a diverse taste. In an instant, you can change to a different genre of music, and in another, lyrics send you spiraling down the emotional ladder. Everything around you ceases to exist, as you get lost in the moment.
4. Like a magnet, you attract all kinds of people
Individuals are drawn to your sincere compassion and warmth. They can feel your positive energy, and it pulls them to you effortlessly. Strangers have an easy time with you and could even go the extra mile and pour their hearts out without even realizing.
In rare cases, you could also have an easy time creating enviable bonds with pets because, well, the empathy is infectious.
5. Your moods are unpredictable
In an instant, you are at the top of the world, upbeat and jubilant. Then in another, your world comes crumbling down.
6. You can’t stand public places
It becomes overwhelming being in the presence of crowds such as in malls or stadiums. Solitude becomes an unlikely best friend.
7. You can unravel honesty from a distance
Sounds like a superpower, right? It’s hard to explain, but at times you can tell if someone is telling the truth or not.
8. Unexpected sympathy pains
When someone close to you is ill, you pick up his or her symptoms such as pain, body ache, cold, etc.
9. Clutter is a devil you can’t face
It weighs you down and drains too much of your positive energy.
While the above list is not exhaustive, you can figure out the empath types you belong to by doing online tests.
The Bottom Line
Being labeled an empath is not easy, and sometimes it takes a toll on you. The good thing is that with the above knowledge on empath types, you can now build on that and create a lasting positive impact on society. Or even a fulfilling career, right?
Do yourself a favor, mount up that horse of uniqueness, and shine brightly to greatness.