Have you ever thought about how empaths receive their information? Many rely on their psychic empath gifts and abilities whether they realize it or not.

If you have strong empathetic tendencies, it is entirely possible that you are a psychic empath?

Many empaths can feel the emotions of others to some degree. However, the psychic empath has an intuitive understanding of others and the natural world that goes much further.

Usually, people are born with this ability, however, it can grow and develop with experience. Many people don’t realize they are psychic empaths until later in life.

This ability is not the same as the normal human ability to feel empathy for other people. With empathy, people relate to another’s emotions, but they do not feel them as a psychic empath does. In addition, the extent of the information that the psychic empath can receive from others extends to beyond just basic feelings such as happiness or sadness. It can include a much broader spectrum of information that they sense from others and from the natural world.

Psychic empaths feel the world around them in strong emotional terms. Being a psychic empath is like having an extra sense: one that allows you to feel the emotional impact of the people, animals and even plants around you.

Psychic empaths have a variety of abilities and they may use just one or all of the different psychic gifts. If you recognize yourself as having any of the following abilities, you are probably a psychic empath.

1. Claircognizant Empath

If you are a claircognizant empath, you will understand the true nature of any situation. The claircognizant empath instantly knows when someone else is lying. A claircognizant empath will also know exactly what needs doing in any situation. This makes them excellent people to turn to in a crisis.

2. Telepathic Empath

Telepathy is a form of mind-to-mind communication in which thoughts are exchanged between a sender and a receiver. If you have this form of empathy, you will know what others are thinking. You will also be able to understand the thoughts and needs of animals and even plants and trees.

3. Psychometric Empath

Psychometry is skill where the empath receives impressions from objects.

If you have this ability, you will be able to receive information from inanimate objects such as jewelry, photographs and clothing. Such impressions can be perceived as images, sounds, smells, tastes or emotions. If you have a psychometric ability, you will be able to understand the past history of an object through simply touching it. You will receive such information as who the owner is/was, the events of their life and even the emotions they experienced while wearing or using the object.

4. Precognitive Empath

Precognitive empaths can feel a situation or event before it happens. These premonitions usually manifest in the form of dreams or emotional or physical sensations. If you are a precognitive empath, you may experience a sense of foreboding before something bad happens. With practice, this skill can be developed. It then becomes a useful form of intuition that can help guide your decisions and avoid potential disasters.

5. Geomantic Empaths

Geomantic empaths are finely attuned to the energies of the planet. If you are a geomantic empath, you will have the ability to read signals and energy transmitted from the soil, water, air or rock.

This skill is often used to detect water underground or recognize when very bad weather or some other form of natural disaster is coming. Many animals also have this ability, which is why they always know to run to high ground before a tsunami or flash flood.

6. Medium Empath

A medium uses his or her psychic or intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spirit energy surrounding that person. A medium empath can also communicate with spirits and beings on the non-material plane.

Being a psychic empath can be very useful, but it is not always easy. Psychic empaths may be particularly sensitive to their environment and can suffer from unexplained allergies and physical symptoms. And while the talents of a psychic empath are significant, their gifts may not work at optimal levels at all times. This means they cannot solve everyone’s problems all the time, including, if not especially, their own.

Often, the first step to take if you think you might be a psychic empath is to learn to distinguish your own emotions, thoughts and senses from those of others.

Once you have done this, you need to learn how to shield yourself so that you are not bombarded with an overload of information all the time. With practice, the psychic empath learns to tune in their gift when they need it and switch it to the background when they are trying to get on with other things.

Even with these forms of protection in place, most psychic empaths need considerable time alone to keep emotionally balanced.

We would love it if you would share your experiences of being psychic empath with us.


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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Dani

    Similar to the psychometric empath, is it possible to touch someone and get information and senses from them? I feel like i can take on a person just by them tpuvhing me.. With some i can feel icky from them- like violated by there energyy and vulnerable.

    There’s this other person who i think takes on lots of people’s energy throughout their day due to their job, and when they make pyshical contact with me, i pick up all of that – just stuff i have no readon to feel.

    1. the Sage

      yes, you are exactly right. so be careful who you let touch you.

  2. doorthy

    Many years there was something around or about me. I had finally let go and its amazing, but yet I feel out control. Every trait they mentioned above is what I can do but just one that is still a question. Geomantic Empaths. I am drawn to the ocean and stars my peace zone, but fear the ocean as I know it will take me. Since I was young every time I go to the beach, the waves pull me under and when I regain myself it does not feel like if I was drown yet I took in water… My abilities are enhanced but still need supervision cause its overwhelming. I zone in on people that I don’t even know, I know when death is near and birth even before conception. I can look at picture or touch a part of you all is unveiled. Just to know more do more to help and guide

  3. Rhonda

    My first Empath ability to show was being precognitive, Back then I was called high-strung because I didn’t have a clue of what was happening to me by the age of 12 I knew my father was about to die at just 47. I went to school and someone looked out the classroom window and said hey, your next door neighbors are here and I knew. My abilities have grown stronger and I know I am not Looney Tunes, just chosen for this path. All six resonate with me, some are strong than others. I thank God and my abilities for saving my husband as I was adamant I did not want him going this day. he drove a semi truck and I saw the accident the night before. Flames were everywhere and he did not move in my dream/vision. When I told him he called in and quit on the spot. Another driver took his (hubbies) load and he perished in an accident. From that time own my family takes my fore-warnings to heart. never told this to anyone but family. I guess I feel comfortable enough to share. Rhonda

  4. Terri

    Greetings, I’m new here and am happy to be here. As physic abilities go I do see visions of various things depending on what is going on around me.
    Since I have had suicidal tendency in the past, my energies are open to these souls. The messages are usually that they understand how they could have better treated the problem. Some times it’s very grafic, most times it’s a simple message. The hardest part is telling the family 💖

  5. polly

    i have had vivid dreams for years i saw the nine eleven the maylasia plane disaster and the france shootings all to late even before they happened i couldnt understand were thesedreams were coming from some were the night before some months before i used to think i was cursed with this awful headache i once heard a voice in my head the number 9 off this women in the corner of the bedroom the following week i won 90 pounds on the national i have never won anything in my life

  6. Sedona

    1). I have been places where I felt so many tortured souls that I burst into tears and was so overwhelmed with their pain and suffering that I had to leave. 2). I once encountered a male (while selling houses) who seemed to radiate evil – it was alarming. On the surface there was nothing but I could just feel it unmistakably. I knew that if I went with him and showed him this house I would be raped and murdered. It was that clear. I am usually such a people pleaser but the threat was so real I made some family emergency excuse and refered him to a male co worker to show the house. He never called to reschedule. And I am not some ‘fraidy cat Realtor. I have shown houses at midnight to accomodate the schedules people working odd shifts. I have shown houses to a group of men also at night and then the electric went out. No fear. Why? Because I could feel no malevolence. And they got more scared than me. 3.) When my father died I was asleep. As his soul left his body it must have called to me or something. I was pulled straight up into a sitting position and I stared at the phone on the wall across the room knowing it would ring. It did and it was my Grandmother calling me to tell me that he had just passed.4). I can feel green living things and get energized refreshed by them as well as water, particularly the ocean. I am very intuitive. I read Tarot…just dabbling but it us usually either very clear and dead on or a big confusing mess. That is when I know things are shifting and still in motion not clear enough to read yet. We all have free choice so often a person has yet to decide what path they are going to go down.

    1. Bob

      I have recognized a few people who have this sense.Today for some reason I felt like saying something about my experiances.
      I also have been overwhelmed in places feeling a past misery..I have escaped a handful of evil people because I felt their darkness.Like I wrote today on this learning mind site,this sence doesn’t always feel like a gift.But I wouldn’t want to lose it.Its a part of who I am.And I would be here if I didn’t have it.
      I don’t want to bother or distract anyone but have wondered if this is learned or we are born with it.

  7. Jake

    I feel these feelings but weakened and not that often, I’m getting them frequently and more often. I have a few of the listed above, I can know and feel people’s emotions and I also know peoples thoughts and ideas. Another one that’s recently came is to know what happens before it happens. I get it like 1 min maximum before it happens it’s strange and I can’t control it. It just happens out the blue. If someone can help me control this it would be very helpful my email to message me is [email protected]

  8. Bob

    My car stopped running on a highway.I got out and soon visualized a teddy bear on the ground,then a man and his wife and small child.I walk a few miles to a garage.Tow truck driver took me back to my car and became up set at the location of my car.The previous week a man wife and child had been killed were my car sat.
    The man was changing a flate tire when hit by another vehical.
    I live in an area with gold mining,Native Americans and Chinese .I have hiked a lot.On a trail new to me if I crossed a covered up old trail a wind would pass through my body.
    I could feel miners debris,broken clay bowls
    and things buried just below the surface.
    I would only have this wind once from the location…I have visualized small groups of people and meet them soon after.
    I have recognised this sense in others and spoke with them.Most had it beyond mine.
    This thing has saved me and others .It does not always feel like a gift.It does not consume me I forget about it.Its nothing I can master.It just happens.I have not talked about it much.
    It’s always there.Its interesting when something comes together.

  9. Alice LaFramboise

    When I was 6 years old, we were in bed and the phone downstairs rang. I told my sister Grandpa Rider died. My mother came to the foot of the stairs and told my eldest brother to take care of the kids tonight. My sister asked, “did grandpa
    Rider die” and my mom said how did you know. She said, Alice just told me.” That was the beginning of a long and challenged life.

  10. Brian wintle

    Telepathic empath
    I was intrigued by what was said about the above. I am almost 100% sure what I have been suffering from off and on most of my life but it may also could be a clairesentient trait I’m never sure the only way I can explain it like I’ll give a simple example instead of giving a complicated one I have had whole sentences filter into my head from the age of seven and half maybe earlier but I never really took any notice. Sample story I used to do chakra clearing with my therapist to discharge any negative build ups manne on occasion would bring one or two of her daughters with her to make up numbers as the session was about forty five mins long. On this particular occasion she bought her very young son with here little boys tend to find it difficult to sit still for long as time can seem to drag for them well as I was preparing to still my mind I suddenly heard one word in my head my own thought was now what. Just under a min later the little boy spoke that exact word my thought was ‘oh or coincidence but I don’t be leave in them any more he was kinda cute and reminded me of my self when I was his age . Later after the session I told manne I told her before I pick things up from time to time but it usually happens when I’ve not got my pen and pad with and forget about the experience. Now your probably thinking big deal what’s special about that. I did say it will be simple to begin with and yes I get drained from time to time sometimes I can months if I’m careful

  11. Tilcangra

    Ok, I am a precognitive empathy and in some ways I hate it. I wish I was normal. I have a situation that I can’t find anywhere on Google or ANYWHERE, I’m kind of loosing hope, and I’m starting to think I might be the only one. Here it is: I remember the first time I got a precognitive dream, I was really freaked because I had never heard of anything like it before, slowly they got more and more common, until the time when I was getting probably around at least 5 every single night. It was getting very mentally exhausting. Nowadays it has gotten worse (this is the part I can’t find anywhere) I started getting precognitive dreams through other people’s eyes, like, as if they weren’t meant for me but rather someone else, in these dreams I can hear the persons thoughts and for example I was in a rando’s body and they looked at me, like, if they were passing me in the street or something, me in their body wouldn’t recognise me, but I would recognise the people they were walking with, even though real me had never seen them before. Like I said, I can’t find this anywhere, I am generally freaked out with myself, I told my one of the people in my best friend group and she looked at me like I was about to stab her with a knife. Please reply if you have experienced this, I’m really scared I’m the only one.

    1. Brian

      Hello tilcangra
      You are not the only one to have dreams that come true you should never be afraid of your gifts I was once like you I lived in fear of what was coming next you must seek out a group were you can talk about your experience you must not talk to everyday normal people who will not understand and are probably not open minded as this type of talk instills fear in people’s minds. If it makes you feel better I used to hear thoughts that were not my own at the time I thought they were this would any and upset certain person but it’s not like I had any choice the thoughts would just come to me I too just wished I was normal but know I embraced what I am you too should do the the same draw strength from the fact you are special like the rest of us.try going on a meet up group with people like similar experience ‘s or to start learn to meditation if that seems boring try om chanting it’s better in a group circle the om chanting calms and silences the mind a lot quicker you will feel the peace of your inner self. Like I said you must only talk to people with an open like I sad people fear things they dont understand I hope this is of some help

    2. Brian

      You it’s good to talk about ones experiences it gives others hope or light at the end of the tunnel and compare if there’s any similar experiences in my eyes it’s not a competition that’s what I feel sometimes it’s about coming together to make us strong and to makes other open up I often speak first if that’s the choice were given. I do om chanting and people who have never done it before quite often will not speak first if they experienced something out of the ordinary so they stay quite if I speak up it prompts them to think we’ll they said this and that often interrupt but that’s OK because new experiences are not always easy to talk about. I suppose I have a small resumay of experiences

  12. Analisa

    Not sure need to know if my ability is psychic empath cuz of a recent event:last night I woke up with a mild fever 99.8 but a little before that earlier in the day went to goodwill and bought alot of stuff after I had been up a little bit with the mild fever I fell back asleep but noticed that it was approximately 340 in the morning before I fell back asleep and I woke up feeling fine so I’m wondering if that’s a sighns of a psychic empath or what that was please let me know as I’m very curious now

  13. claudette

    i am sick of this emotions are overwelming i have dreams and people seem to line up to talk then have a vision the next day after vision in my mind i get sick feelin then get emotional i feel like goin crazy how do i get it to stop when

  14. brian

    I noted some of you guys have one main abilty and look on them as a nightmare i used to be like you know i just embrace them some of you just want to be normal but think about it normal is boring then you die not knowing if your going to born again. I resonate with several of you that have comment precognative dreams had em all me life learn to use it dont be afraid your special sometimes just before i wake in the morning i get visted by the not long departed i can tell you a story about one visit cause jnot long after they left there body there searching for some one to give a message you dont always know what happening cause they dont always blend with your frequency properly they just show you a loved one they used tobe with and they still love sometimes i wakes with tears in my eyes avdaybor two later i find out who it was and tie everything together. My life been very difficult but i got through so come on guys and gals find your self a teacher or mentor even mentors need mentors

  15. Cori

    My dad is going through radiation and chemo. I am an empath and somehow I am sick. He does not have all of the symptoms associated with treatment, I seem to have those symptoms. How is this possible? I don’t want to let go of it if it’s going to make things worse for him.

  16. Cori

    I just saw somebody or something.

  17. cindy martin

    My name is cindy and I have had what most people would call a mental disorder since I was a child. I have been diagnosed with sever depression to bi-polar disorder to borderline personality disorder. When I was 14 my mother put me in cps custody because she couldn’t handle me anymore. I was on 16 different meds and nothing seemed to work or make anything seem any better. I never understood why so many people are sad and why just being close to someone could change the way I felt at any given time. There was no doctor or therapist that understood what I was going through. And not to mention I could tell that most of them where full of shit and didn’t care anyway. Finally I met someone who told me what they think I might be going through and it blew my mind. I am almost 34 years old and I still have a hard time trying to control my gift. But what a wonderful feeling to know im not crazy and I will ne ok.

  18. Cliff

    Captain Cliff, I reject other’s feelings and I just want to be left alone!

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