7 Traits of Indigo Adults: Are You One?

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We have been hearing a lot about Indigo children recently as they are becoming increasingly common, but what about Indigo adults?

Indigos are not a recent phenomenon, they have been arriving for decades so there are plenty of Indigo adults around, too.

Read through the following signs to find out if you’re one of them.

1. You always need to know why

Indigo adults rarely accept things ‘just because’; they have a strong need to understand ‘why’ things happen. Indigos question things incessantly, seeking to understand the meaning behind why things are the way they are. Indigos may in particular question inequality, suffering, hate and war as they cannot understand what fuels man’s inhumanity to man.

2. You dislike unnecessarily authoritarian regimes

One of the things Indigos often question is authority. This is because they do not believe the accepted wisdom is always correct. Indigos may have had a hard time at school because they argued with the accepted ways of doing things.

They can often be seen as argumentative and troublemakers, however, they do not necessarily mean to cause trouble, they simply cannot keep quiet when they see unfairness and inequality.

For this reason, Indigos often become apathetic towards conventional political and social systems. Instead of focusing on these old systems, they attempt to make changes in new ways such as sharing their views via new media forms, becoming active in environmental projects, or working in the healing professions.

3. You cannot bear to see others suffering

Indigo adults find it very difficult to bear the suffering of others because of their deeply empathetic nature. For this reason, Indigos may avoid watching too much news – not because they don’t care what is happening in the world, but because they care so much.

For an Indigo, watching innocent people suffer through famine, war or natural disasters is traumatic and the feelings are worsened when the cause of the pain is avoidable such as in cases of war or the misuse of resources by large corporations. Indigos often avoid violent media in general because their empathy levels are so high that watching distressing scenes causes them emotional pain.

4. You have a close affinity with animals

Indigo adults often have a close affinity with animals. If they are able to, they may rescue animals or support animal charities. Indigos love spending time in nature and enjoy looking after gardens and houseplants, too.

They also love to watch documentaries about animal behavior and the beauty of the planet we share with them. Indigos do not believe that animals are less important than humans in this world because they understand that everything is connected and we are all equal and interdependent.

5. You have feelings of existential despair.

Many Indigo adults have felt depression, helplessness and despair in their lives. These feelings may have started in the teenage years and cycled ever since. These feelings are often caused by the fact that Indigos simply cannot understand the harm that humans do to one another, the disregard for Mother Nature or the emphasis on power and profit.

Indigos can often feel that they don’t fit in to a society that sometimes seems cold and uncaring. They can find building relationships tricky as they find it difficult to relate to others and are scared that people will think they are ‘weird’.

They don’t like to judge others or gossip and are often not interested in material things or popular culture. Once Indigos find a cause they can work towards to make a positive difference in the world, the feelings of despair often lift.

6. You have had some unusual spiritual experiences

Indigo adults often develop an interest in psychic or spiritual phenomena from an early age, much to the surprise of their family and friends. It is not uncommon for Indigo children to share a desire to visit religious buildings or to pray, despite being brought up in non-religious families. This interest continues to develop as Indigos reach adulthood.

Indigo adults are open-minded about spirituality and religion, seeing only the love and light behind them rather than accepting religious dogma. Indigos may have had experiences with seeing beings from other realms such as spirits, ghosts or angels. They may have also have had many ‘bliss’ experiences and felt an awareness of other dimensions and parallel realities.

Indigos might also experience problems in the material world such as being unable to wear watches as they always stop working, having problems with computers and other technologies behaving strangely when they are around, or finding the lights around them frequently flicker or blow out. Indigos often have a special affinity with the time 11:11 and notice it often when they happen to glance at a clock.

7. You feel a strong need to find your life purpose

Indigo adults often feel a burning desire to find and achieve their life purpose. They may feel a very strong need to make a difference in the world and leave it a better place.

However, it is not always easy for them to find this sense of purpose within the society in which we live. In a society that values hard work, financial and social success, political power and consumerism, Indigos can often feel like failures. This can lead to frustration within the Indigo person who feels this deep need to achieve their potential but cannot find the structures to support them in this desire.

Learning to listen to their intuition may be the first step an Indigo adult needs to take to move towards their life purpose. Their intuition will then lead them towards people with similar values and sources of information that will support them on their path.

When an Indigo adult can learn to question the social norms of their culture and society and seek a deeper sense of meaning, they can begin to strive towards their sense of purpose and begin to flourish.

Indigo adults can make a real difference in the world because of their special gifts. If you think you are an Indigo, then it is well worth exploring this dimension of your spirituality further to enable you to bring your unique gifts of light and love to the world.


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About the Author:

Kirstie works as a writer, blogger and storyteller and lives in London with her family of people, dogs and cats. She is a lover of reading, writing, being in nature, fairy lights, candles, firesides and afternoon tea. Kirstie has trouble sitting still which is why she created www.notmeditating.com to share techniques and practices for tuning out the busy mind. She is also the author of Not Meditating: Finding Peace, Love and Happiness Without Sitting Still.


  1. Regine Espina August 14, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Am i INDIGO? by believing in all kind of GODS and what television shows us is REAL, like mermaids,dinosaurs,giants,trolls and every extraterristial things.
    and also i like to do DEVATES about POLITICS and RELIGIONS. and most of all, different kind of ALIENS. aliens are not just ET, but there’s alot more like MANTIS, ANIMALS ALIENS and PLEIADIANS.

    • Kasun September 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Yeah Dinosaurs are real. Unless you’re a dingbat that believes their fossils are fake.

  2. Curvi November 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Not me

  3. Kim January 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    When I’m listening to the radio during a commercial and I get a song stuck in my head that same song almost every time playes next.

  4. MEGA22 January 16, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply


  5. Kelvin castillo February 21, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Im no sure if im a indogo adult but everything here day realy go with my personality ,wish i faund out to help peolpe that is my goal in life ,please help me to faund out what is going on in my life ,im a transgender women and very sencitive person i have a wonderful conection with animal also i able to comunicate with them
    I get hurt so easy my heart get pain also . Im 41 years old and now i feel that my life is chanching for good help me

  6. Jonette Kilby March 27, 2018 at 4:15 am - Reply

    hello, I think I am an Indigo adult…I need to find out if I am one for sure…..I would like to gain as much information as possible to help me gain a better quality of life…I feel very enlightened and also very alone…I would really like to join a support group & meet other people just like me…can you please help m3e?

    • Divine D3 September 25, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

      Dearest INDIGO Jonette Kilby,
      If you think you are: then you are.💙 We all share INDIGOs energies together: we have set forth to help shift the minds of the planet. The bridge from the heart to the voice. Speak love and be love. 💕We will achieve this by holding are love for ourselves first; then as a riple effect, Love will enlighten all of humanaity. Which is one of the strongest engeries within our reality.One by one. Stop watching news and violence in this world as it steers us away from our mission. Consequencely, could but us in a dark place. Reminder to all of us- are emotions are our navigation system through life. What you feel innately is a sign of the
      course ahead. If it feels bad avoid it. Good- follow it. Im here for you In spirit. The time has never been so crucial for us to rise. With much love! 💜

  7. Qing Kaye June 4, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    You are intellectually angled to be an Indigo adult when your pure calm of mind shows, Strength over mind .. & (mind over matter). Physically it means to be or only to show rightious and strong, Pleasant/polite in Nature.

  8. Teresa Lee-Hockett November 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Also we usually have ADD or ADHD. I came alive as a young teenager in the early 70s when I first saw David Bowie and Marc Bolan. They changed my life. I was always introvert and being tall for my age I stood out. I was always different but now I know for sure I am an Indigo I just think all the others are complete robots. I like being an Indigo. I cant take any pharmaceuticals and am Naturopathic. I am a therapist and have saved my son who is a brilliant minded Asperger, from their drugs. All of our grandchildren have special qualities, either Star children or Rainbows. We will succeed in changing this world eventually passing our knowledge down and trying to keep as natural as possible.

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