There are some common traits that you can notice about empathic people.
Empathy is defined as a sign of emotional intelligence, an emotional ability which helps people understand other people’s feelings as if they were their own feelings. In other words, empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone’s shoes.
Empathic people can identify, understand, feel and manage not only their own feelings but also the feelings of other people. The best positive aspect of being an empath is that one becomes more flexible in relationships and can easily manage a conversation when he/she understands the emotional charge of others. On the other hand, the worst aspect of being an empath is that other people’s feelings or experiences can become overwhelming and can lead to anxiety or to a sensation of emptiness without having a clear reason.
Even if you like to talk with somebody who truly, deeply understands your inner turmoil or whether you are an incredibly kind person who constantly has the urge to make people’s life better, you must recognize and understand the traits of an empath. The reason why it is important to recognize if you are (around) an empathic person is because empaths tend to absorb the energy of the people and situations around, leaving them drained, tired, moody or anxious.
In order to be a less weight on an empath’s heart or if you want to know why you feel different around other people, here are few traits that will give you an insight into how an empath is:
1. Strong dislike towards crowded public areas
Empathic people are introverted individuals and they prefer small groups of people. Crowded places usually carry an intense energy which can become overwhelming for empaths.
2. Hearing/Watching violence on TV, newspapers
These things can cause the sensitive empath sadness, anxiety or make him/her cry usually because they actually put themselves in other people’s shoes. They are mentally and spiritually open which makes them prone to absorb every negative or positive vibration.
3. Need for solitude
The world has ups and downs, good and bad sides, all charged with energy. Empathic people feel constant need to spend time on their own in order to find their inner equilibrium. Otherwise, they can become moody or angry.
4. Great listeners
Empaths do not pretend to care. They actually care about someone’s pain or joy and they want to hear what hurt you or made you happy.
5. Great intuition skills
Due to their sensitive personality, empathic individuals can easily recognize the slightest emotional or physical change in someone’s attitude, therefore they can spot a liar or an honest person.
6. Constant fatigue
Every conversation can emotionally and physically drain the empathic individuals, which is why they tend to feel tired most of the time.
Whether it is at work, family or friends, empaths need to know the truth about what goes on. They do not like secrets.
8. Surrounded by honest people
Because they are truth-seekers, they prefer to be surrounded by honest, humble people. They can hardly tolerate narcissistic or selfish people. They seek for essence in every aspect of their life.
9. Quality relationships
Speaking of the quality of relationships in an empath’s life, they tend to apply this concept in every area and activity: job, shopping, house, etc.
The job they do must motivate or inspire them; it must be a job that constantly puts in light an empath’s qualities. It must also be a job where ethic and values are respected and applied. Otherwise, they appear disconnected and can hardly put much effort in what they do.
An empath will find his/her energy in singing, painting, acting, writing. They are also souls who can appreciate the art of any kind on a deeper level than other people.
If the above-described traits sound like you, check out this article to learn if you are an energy sensitive empath.
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