Understanding which of the 6 types of empaths you are can help you to make the most of your gift while still taking care of yourself.

Empathy is the gift of being able to put yourselves in someone else’s shoes and feel things as if you were them. However, there are several different types of empaths, each of which has a different set of empathetic abilities.

The 6 main types of empaths are:

1. Emotional Empath

The emotional empath is one of the most common types of empaths. If you are this type, you will easily pick up the emotions of others around you and feel the effects of those emotions as if they were yours.

The emotional empath will deeply experience the feelings of others in their own emotional body. For example, an emotional empath can become deeply sad around another individual who is experiencing sadness.

For emotional empaths, it is important to learn to differentiate between your own emotions and those of others. In this way, you can use your ability to help others without becoming drained.

2. Physical/Medical Empath

Those with this type of empathy can pick up on the energy of other people’s bodies. They intuitively know what ails another person. Many people with this type of empathy become healers either in the conventional medical professions or in alternative ones.

Physical empaths may ‘feel’ an awareness in their physical body when treating someone. They may also ‘see’ blockages in a person’s energy field that they sense need treating.

If you are a medical empath, you may pick up on symptoms from others and feel them in your own body. Taking on the physical symptoms of others may lead to health problems.

Some people with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia or autoimmune diseases might find it helps to strengthen their own energetic field so that they can turn this ability off when necessary. Taking some training in a form of healing can also help to hone this ability.

3. Geomantic Empath

Geomantic empathy is sometimes called place or environmental empathy. Those with this ability have a fine attunement to the physical landscape. If you find yourself uncomfortable, or really happy in certain environments or situations, for no apparent reason, you may be a geomantic empath.

If you are a geomantic empath, you will feel a deep connection to certain places. You may be drawn to sacred stones, groves, churches or other places of sacred power. You may also be sensitive to the history of a place and be able to pick up on sadness, fear or joy that have occurred in locations.

Place empaths are highly attuned to the natural world and grieve for any damage to it. They watch with horror when trees are cut down or landscapes destroyed.

If you are this type of empath, you will probably need to spend time in nature to recharge. You may also find helping in an environmental project very healing for you.

It is also important for you to make your everyday surroundings as harmonious and beautiful as you can. You may feel happier if you fill your house with plants and natural scents. You might also like to choose natural materials such as wood and linen for your clothing and furniture.

4. Plant Empath

If you are a plant empath, you intuitively sense what plants need. You will be green-fingered and have a true gift for placing the right plant in the right place in your garden or home. Many plant empaths choose to work in parks, gardens or wild landscapes where they can put their gifts to good use.

In fact, if you have chosen an occupation that involves plants, then you are probably a plant empath. Some people with this gift actually receive guidance from trees or plants directly by hearing it within the mind.

If you are this kind of empath, you will already know that you need a lot of contact with trees and plants. You might like to strengthen this bond by sitting quietly by a special tree or plant and attuning more closely to its needs and guidance.

5. Animal Empath

Many empaths have a strong connection with animals. However, an animal empath will probably devote their lives to working for the care of our animal friends. Those with this gift will know what an animal needs and may be able to telepathically communicate with the creature.

If you are an animal empath, you probably already spend as much time with animals as you can. You may find that studying the biology or psychology of animals helps you to refine your gift.

You could also consider training as an animal healer as your special talent can enable you to find out what is wrong with an animal and treat it accordingly.

6. Claircognizant/Intuitive Empath

If you are a claircognizant or intuitive empath, you will pick up information from other people simply by being around them. One glance at someone can give you all kinds of insight into that person. You will immediately know if someone is lying to you because you can sense the intentions behind their words.

Those with this gift resonate with others’ energetic fields and read the energy of others very easily. This is closely related to the telepathic empath who can read another person’s thoughts.

If you have this ability, you need to surround yourself with people who you feel aligned with. With this gift, you may need to strengthen your energetic field so that you are not constantly bombarded with the thoughts and emotions of others.

Being an empath is not easy. You may find it confusing, disorientating and exhausting. However, understanding which of the types of empath you are can help you to use your gifts and abilities to help yourself and those around you.

Sharing our experiences of being an empath can increase our understanding. If you relate to any of these types of empaths, please share your experiences with us.


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  1. Samantha Knighting

    I relate to all of these in some way! I’ve been really deep down for a few weeks and that’s when I discovered I’m an Empath! Its hard to understand and accept, but it explains sooooooo much! I’m still in quite a bit of shock and I’m learning more everyday! Its scary, I’m scared. Is it really possible I’m all of them?
    Thanks sooooooo much!

    1. kasparov092

      Just yesterday I have been reading this around as I have been down and I knew its cz of some1 else but then when I searched about it I found that I am an empath… I think I have part of each one of these area, so yes I believe you are all of them in a way or another and I believe one can practice to be better at these things

    2. Ash

      I am, Sarah.

  2. Amanda

    I also feel like I have many of these abilities but not completely all of 1.

  3. tyler

    I relate closer to an intuitive empath. Someone described it to me as being able to talk directly to a persons spirit. I have a friend who would help me “train” this ability in a way. He claimed to be able to astral project and would give me names of places and creatures he encountered. I’d be able to give a general description of them all. Whether or not he actually projected or not i don’t know haha, but with his help i’ve gotten to about 66% accuracy at “guessing” peoples emotional state of mind. I can speak more on how to develop this particular part of empathy if anyone else is interested 🙂

    1. Patty

      I would like to know how you do it, please and thank you.. I myself need a teacher.

    2. Ash

      That’s amazing, Tyler!

    3. Ana

      Please read me Tyler..
      Empaths cannot accurately read themselves…

      1. Payman

        I want someone to practice on

    4. Sean

      Please do I can really resonate on an emotional level if I talk to people. But I often find its my head and third eye that really start buzzing plus I’m an overthinker and I have a difficult time centering and grounding myself especially at my job which requires me to help out I get moments of pause or hesitation, and when I look people in the eye it’s hard to focus because I’m a bit paranoid of them thinking I’m weak or an airhead. So please any tips would help greatly!

  4. Amber Shipman

    Any info you can share would be appreciated Tyler. Most of my life has been spent trying to block it out and be “normal”. I’m not and I am ready to accept that. If anyone has suggestions on my next step in embracing my gifts and learning how to deal with it in a HEALTHY way….would be greatly appreciated.

    1. David

      If you are in a situation with a person or persons and you find yourself getring anxiety or your mood switching try excusing yourself and go be alone to close your eyes and get YOUR compass back aligned. Aleays remember you can trust your gut it doesnt lie. Embrace your feelings and you will blossom. Indulge. Peek your interests. Test yourself. Good luck

  5. Anna

    I’ve been told for years by different people, at random, that I am an Empath….I thought they were just telling me I was nice:-/ lol! But after more reading on the topic I’ve discovered so many unanswered questions I’ve had about myself for years. I’ve always thought I just overwhelm easy because I am weak. Just the other day I asked my boyfriend if normal people feel like life should be this hard? It’s not “hard” per se, but sometimes feeling so overwhelmed, like I’m carrying the weight of the world, without being able to differentiate or give reason to many of my emotions (to the point of becoming reclusive for days) can seems to weigh so much on my shoulders that I literally might cave in. But when someone else reaches out I am so quick to offer advice and somehow when said advice is offered and said person accepts it and it helps to make them happy, then in turn I am happy?!….weird. I’m SO weird! Lol! When I see someone cry I can become consumed with their tears and soon their pain has become my own, to the point that I can’t differentiate theirs from my own. In a sense it’s kind of sounds selfish of me, I take their pain and turn it into my own? Does that sound a little selfish to anyone else?!?

    1. Cassidy

      I totally get what you’re saying. It’s like someone is confiding in you and you can’t help but make it into your own situation. You know like that one guy who always has to one up any story you tell him. I’ve struggled for most of my life to learn when it’s appropriate to express empathy, and when I should just nod and listen.

    2. Anita Perez

      Wow u took the words out of my mouth to a T. So i guess im weird too😉👍

  6. Ryan

    I definitely feel I am the majority of all as well, I’m trying to understand myself so I can find healing. After loosing my Dad I’m on a quest to find peace.

    1. Sean

      I list my dad 3 years ago and am still struggling but you gotta let yourself feel and be close with loved ones I’ve been resisting alot in my life and it hasn’t helped so don’t run away from grief. Alot of feelings come up even negative ones and it’s very important to feel those.

    2. Payman

      Would you let me help you?

  7. Nancy Koteski

    Emotional empath definitely fits. I feel things that go on around me and a very deep level. Even so much as if I see a news story about a child that is sick or has died and my empathy for the parents goes way into hyperdrive.
    Sometimes being in a big crowd is overwhelming simply because of the emotions going on around me. I’ve actually left buildings or public places because I just felt suffocated and that something was very wrong. Only to find out later that a fight broke out or something bad happened.

  8. Christina

    Hello. I have always as a young child has been able to pick up on peoples emotions. And found myself talking with strangers about their life’s some very personal. I never understood it, but as I got older I felt that there was something different about me I just never quit understood what? Just a few weeks ago I was at a local swimming hole with my family and this older woman and started chit chatting and next thing I know she’s telling me things about her past. Some I would say very personal. She then says (after about an hour of us talking) “WOW I haven’t talked about that to anyone in a very long time. I am sorry to burden you with all that, I don’t know what came over me??” and i could tell by the look in he eyes that she was embarrassed and some what ashamed that she had opened up to me that deeply. I just smiled and told her its fine and believe it or not it happens all the time. Don’t be embarrassed your fine and I smiled and winked at her. She really didn’t say much after that. I just ran across this article on my FB page and I think I might be an emotional empath. If so how do I control it better? I find myself so tired all the time even though I get 9 hours of sleep a night,

  9. Charlotte Christian

    I’m really confused I fit into all the one of these categories and that’s the first one. So what am I?

  10. Sha

    I have always been skeptical when it comes to the subject of spirituality, the paranormal or people having extraordinary ‘gifts’. I prefer to seek the ‘scientific’ explanation behind seemingly strange occurrences before I am anywhere near comfortable enough saying “this is extraordinary”. Often I conclude that the most likely explanation is a keen intuition, or simply the brain assigning a feeling to memory or the memory of dream in hindsight of the event. Still, I try keep and open enough mind and when reading the definition under “Geomantic Empath” – I couldn’t help think “THIS IS ME! This is something I could never give a reasonable explanation for.” The house my moved into when I was 17 had a welcoming feeling I couldn’t quite describe. To this day, when I go back to visit my family, the grounds and house itself still welcome me. They have been very happy and very fortunate in this house. Animals come into the garden often and the herbs and vegetables grow well. I had only learned recently that my little sister always had nightmares in a house my family stayed in when we both very young. I never liked that house. Unhappiness seeped from the walls. Our dogs, both healthy and well cared for died soon one after the other. A few years after we moved out, the house burned down. There was a problem with the electrical wiring.

    I cannot claim to know how people feel or what they’re thinking – I can read people pretty well most of the time, but this is because I note of how they talk, how they carry themselves, what they talk about.. I use my own judgement and reasoning to asses people.

    The energy that lingers in my surroundings influence me heavily. So much so that I times I become reclusive. I have been to a club once in my life, it wasn’t even bust\y yet, but I felt invasive feelings of discomfort, fear and confusion. When mentioning this to a friend, she proceeded to tell me stories of people suspecting a bartender of spiking women’s’ drinks.

    1. Ashley

      I am like you in the difficulty in believing in things that are not able to be proven, I love facts and statistics, basically anything that is definitive/proven. I struggled for many years always feeling different, sensing and knowing things about people that I didn’t know other than in passing. I always felt heavy. Long story short (won’t give ya book on my life lol) I went to a psychiatrist thinking maybe I was struggling mentally. Best decision I ever made as he looked at me and said “you aren’t crazy, you don’t need antidepressants, no need for any mood stabilizers….You are an empath” ummmm what…. ummm no… thats just people reading peoples body language, Empathy doesn’t actually exist. I thought he was nuts. He then printed something and handed it to me… Empathy has been scientifically/medically proven. He handed me a medical journal and it changed my life. Our Brains produce Mirror Neurons which Im still researching to completely understand. Here is one of the articles that my Dr forwarded me which has helped me understand the best….


      From one fact driven mind to the other I wanted to share, its a great read and it solidified my brains need for evidence other than what I was “feeling” …

  11. Roy L.

    I definitely feel I am the majority of all as well, I’m trying to understand myself so I can find healing. thank you.

  12. Richie

    As an empath, I feel it and often see it. However, rarely, but I do hear it. It is not about guessing or knowing, the feelings are very strong as if it is my own, often overwhelming.
    For years, I had to shut it off. Simply because the emotions were too much to handle. While I enjoy being to relate and often could help other through this gift, there are simply too many negative people around that abuse me to the extent that I lost my own path.
    Only recently, I come across articles like yours that talk about empaths. No kidding! I am an empath! Wow and….shit!
    Of the six that are mentioned in your above article, I am a strong four. The abilities to work with plants and animal are something that I had tried to “extend” my abilities to, but couldn’t get it to works consistently, maybe only 10% of the time. I could only sense when a plant or animal is happy, sick or sad, but I couldn’t sense how, why, where or how to help them. On top of these, I also have a very strong sense that I could move objects, I could feel these objects entirely(its temperature, weight, shape, surface, etc.), even at a distance, but somehow it wouldn’t work. Hopefully someone can share the skills with me, I know for sure it is learnable and that I am missing certain feeling or focus?
    Now that I have learnt to separate my feeling through “these are not my feelings”, I am starting to turn on my abilities again. Hopefully, this time I can manage my senses better and be able to control my sight and senses when “they are around”.

  13. Dawn shepherd

    I have always been able to pick up on others emotions.I don’t like being anywhere crowded,I get an overwhelming feeling even around people I know.I get emotional and don’t know why . I never thought of myself as being a empath,just thought I was different then other people.

  14. Lisa Robinson

    Ve picked up on other people , I can tell if there someone ,esle in a home ,that was there years ago. Me & my daughter have had little friends, when we was kids ,my daughter, went right into how he die ,we did look into it ,and something did happen the way she said ,always been into cards ,or something just thought it was me being bit not right in the head

  15. Carmen

    I have very strong intuition. If I am talking to a person, I know what they are thinking or are goung to say. It is very hard yo interact eith people because my mind gets distracted with what I sense. It is ver uncomfortable to be in people’s heads. When I don’t trust a person, it never fails. The sad part is not everyone is pure, honest, loving. I feel a lit of inflated egos, selfishness and I get depressed and get disappointed of humanity in general. Is this normal?

  16. Lindsey

    I have always felt like the last one. And someone in my facebook group who is a very skilled empath and did a reading confirmed it. This article is very helpful and very inforative

  17. Shelley

    People are so gullible and believe everything they are told. How sad.
    An empath is an empath plain and simple! There are no levels, degrees or what have you.
    Just like abuse is abuse. One can label it verbal, physical, sexual, spiritual etc, but abuse is abuse.
    STOP LABELLING EVERYTHING and perpetuating the problems of the people onto other people.
    How are we to ever see the changes this world needs if we keep doing this sort of thing?

    1. Angie W.

      I totally understand what you’re getting at here, but I don’t think of these forms of empathy as labels. Yes, an empath is an empath and abuse is abuse. But to say that verbal abuse is the same as sexual abuse is the same as physical abuse isn’t putting a label on the form of abuse any more than pointing out different abilities an empath may have (or not) should be considered a label. I’ve known that I’m an empath for a very long time, as is my sister and some of my close friends. We all have different talents and levels of skill based on how we use our gift each day (or if we choose to use it at all). In that respect, there are definitely going to be different levels of proficiency in the areas. Sometimes labels are necessary to help people narrow a very broad picture down to something that is more visible and comprehensive, especially if they’re just learning that they are an empath. Personally, I’ve known that I was and emotional/intuitive empath for a couple of decades. Thanks to this article, I now also know that I’m a geomantic empath. I’d just always chalked my sensitivity to my surroundings to my sensitivity to spiritual energy. Like you said, who needs labels? right? Labels aside, my skill level in that area hasn’t changed, I simply understand that part of my gift a little better now.
      On the other hand, while I like animals, I don’t need to be around them and I don’t feel their energy like some empaths might. I certainly don’t have a green thumb (the jungle of weeds in my back yard are proof of that) and while I know my own body well enough to know what’s wrong with my physically, I have no talent for healing like a physical empath would.
      Yes, some people may be gullible and believe anything, but I’m here to tell you that that isn’t always the case. Sometimes knowing what your talents lean toward, especially if someone is just finding out they’re an empath, is helpful as thye begin their journey to find out how to develop, utilize, and find strategies to cope with their specific empath abilities.

      1. Kine

        Christina, it is a gift to feel life to its fullest. We have to de-learn what we grew up with and find our essence and gifts and use them wisely. Hope you find your way, all the best to you!

  18. Dianne

    I’m 60 years old and have always known I was an empath, but it had never been a good thing. I was “too sensitive” , couldn’t fit in etc., etc. I’d been clinically depressed since I was a kid (but people didn’t realize kids got depressed at that time). As an adult I finally realized part of my challenge was I’d be “depressed for the world”, there’ve been times I’m sure I was in abject despair for historically traumatic events in the world near anniversaries, (that was a difficult one to identify, but there was no other explanation), I.e. The Holocaust. As I said earlier I’d never heard it identified by others as being an Empath, though I did, and completely alone. So I believe in the last decade or so I have stuffed it down in some ways, but when I can provide healing in some ways. I work with physically and emotionally disabled children in the school system, there are many times I KNOW what a nonverbal child needs but being surrounded by others who “know” through book learning, and their own beliefs it’s very hard to give the healing or meet the needs of the child who I intuitively know what they need. I think we all have experienced people who “know everything” and are “always right” when we actually KNOW on a much deeper level, it can be very painful to witness. And another thing, I’m a terrible “wuss” ( which I’m working on) about these things because it’s hard to prove or advocate for these things I KNOW when there is no tangible proof in the physical rrhelm. Well, thank you for letting me go on, as I said I’ve never known anyone else who could understand these things (of course there’s lots more), and I believe you’ve understood when I’ve said i know it was not in a prideful way but in the intuitive way we all understand

  19. Sean

    How do you shut it off?? I feel like a human sponge. Constantly absorbing everything. It’s more negative than positive. I have all 6 of those and not just a little of this and more of that…ALL OF THEM!! FULL BLOWN!! It’s not fun!! I have crohns disease and all sort of problems. I got extremely sick and diagnosed woth crohns when i lived dirextly across the street from an area where women were being raped. They had just caught the man 2 days before I moved in. I didn’t pit 2 and 2 together until recently but that explains a lot. The plant thing, the environment thing, the lies ,the emotions, all of it..i always knew I was out of place with the rest of the world. I just want to be able to shut out the negative. It feels like I’m absorbing all the negative around me and it’s manifesting in my life..while others do well around me I’m taking all there “bad luck” as my own..ive always felt that there is some kind of force weighing down on me. I haven’t won a scratch off ticket in 15 years!!! That’s not a joke..like I said..i feel like I’m taking everyone else’s negative energy into myself. Where is the positive in this scenario?? I can deal with the rest of being an empath but I need to find a way to block the worst of it. This isn’t fun for me..i have no one to talk to about my problems because everyone calls me with theirs. I ALWAYS know when I’m being lied to so it makes most conversations unbearable. I can’t talk to anyone about this problem because id probably be comitted. When i do give people the advice they need they don’t listen and just call me back with the same problem. It’s not fun feeling other people’s energy, it’s not fun always being the smartest person you know, it’s a lonely existence. The only upside is animals love me. I can go around animals that others can’t. Their owners would say that their animal doesn’t like strangers but will come right to me no problem. That’s about it…and that even comes with a negative side..driving down the road seeing animals hit by cars is bothersome..i swerve if I’m about to hit anything. My father side of the family are huge hunters and (he doesn’t know this) but I just can’t shoot a deer..ive been in the woods so many times and always come back empty handed..hes gonna catch on eventually..where is the good side to this? I don’t see how most if you are happy about this. Maybe your experiencing the plus side of things. Well let me tell you it’s a huge hindrance. Most of the people in the world are depressed because of the times we live in. That’s not a fun thing to feel! No one is truly happy. No one listens to what you’ll tell them because they’ll have to learn for themselves no matter how hard you try. A lot of people are bullshitters so when their talking to you it’s really hard not to call them on it. On top of that, I take drugs if I don’t it’s like my brain is being electrocuted. Like there’s way to much information to process. I can feel when a tv is on because of the electric field it puts out or whatever you want to call it. The newer tv’s aren’t as strong but the older ones WOW…i can tell you if a tv is on from outside your house even if the volume is turned all the way down and the screen is covered. It’s like I can hear the electricity it’s hard to explain. But none of this is useful. What use is being able to feel everyone’s emotions and feelings? What use is it to absorb someone else’s pain and feel it in your own body?? What use is it to know when people are lying to you?? Cause that’s what people do..and more often than not..what are you gonna do?..call them a liar and then listen to the lengthy response their gonna give you which ,in fact, also happens to be a lie? I’ve been living with this a long time and the only thing I really enjoy is drawing and being alone. I like some movies. I can’t watch tv. The movies I do watch are usually the same ones over and over again because those are the ones that are most soothing. It’s all just really hard and it’s very lonely. I can’t tell anyone about it. I can’t ask for advice. If i do even mention any thing if the sort I just get some paranormal story the person I’m talking to has experienced and whatever I’m saying gets swept under a rug. Yeah everyone wants to open up to you that’s true. But it also means no one will ever listen to you. Do you know how annoying it is to try and talk to someone about your problems and then they just tell you about theirs and then want your advice? I don’t even tell ANYONE ANY of my problems and that’s not a lie. No one wants to hear my problems they just want to talk about theirs. The life of an empath is a lonely existence. That’s something these articles don’t tell you. You can try centering yourself or whatever other methods there are to close your “energy field” but it doesn’t stop. The whole point of being an empath is you feel everything and I mean EVERYTHING. you can shift focus but it will just flow back in anyways..which I can deal with..ive been doing it this long but it sure would he nice to be able to lower the amount of negative nonsense. If one of you has a way to block out the negative I’m all ears…or eyes..

    1. Nadia John

      find a way to channel your energy and use it for others, and yourself. have it work for you rather than against you and get you into balance.

  20. Olga

    Inner Alchemy

  21. Kine

    Whoa, Sean, good thing you unloaded here then. Beware of bitterness – it can also make you sick I am afraid. If it is of any comfort I spend most of my time alone, can’t be around TV’s or wi-fi (easier now after a discovered a trick with that), shrill voices, lying people etc, etc.

    I recently learned a smart technique that is called EMO or previously EMO-Trance. It is very simple and what you do is the opposite of what is your instinct. Our pain comes mostly from trying to block out emotions – they clog up in our bodies. If we let the energies, emotions, things we dislike, run into us instead and think of them only as energy, they can start to run through our bodies and find their specific ways out, for instance running down and out of a leg or up and out of the top of our heads. it’s a bit tricky to start with, especially if you have been traumatized as I have, but those who do this claim that after a relatively short time, the energy runs of itself, and it actually starts to feel good and energizing, even if it is a so called negative energy/emotion like anger or fear. I have read about South American shamanic traditions like the Incas, where this is/was a normal way of meeting life. I think it is a brilliant idea. And when you get good at it, you can actually thrive on any energy. On top of that, you get a lot of information as a bonus. You can do it on the sunrise, the ocean, a crowd of people, a harsh environment – anything. There is also a phenomenon called shields that most, probably all people create (especially abuse victims), that is put up to numb/protect us from certain info or energies or stuff we feel threatened by. Trouble is, they shut good stuff out as well like love. Shields is also dealt with using EMO.

    I have tried for years to block both my own and other peoples emotions and the result was adrenal gland cancer. Don’t do that. Do emo instead. Or invent some other smart method. I have found/made many life hacks to survive – some are really a great relief like knowing how to alter radiation fields/levels around high voltage lines or wifi for instance. I change every store and supermarket I visit so I am able to think clearly when I am there – peoples stuff comes on top as you know. I actually see the radiation as a grey, dense fog. Wireless is a crappy invention because the inventor was obviously not an empath and forgot to ask how this tech would affect living organisms. There you have another way to use your gift – to create inventions that does not harm ANYTHING it comes into contact with. I also have to do space clearing wherever I am to be able to thrive and not get sick, drained, depressed etc.

    You say these abilities are useless – I disagree. If you chose to do what inspires you, you can use them there. You can heal, be a shrink, work with animals or disabled who cannot communicate verbally – anything where these superpowers can be utilized. The sky is the limit. As well as negativity that becomes a habit. Explore, enjoy, make life an adventure. Be the most brilliant you!

    I wish you all the best!

    1. Carrie

      I would love to learn more about this emo bc this would help me so much.

    2. star

      thanks for this amazing EMO and wireless info…and the positive viewpoint of how to turn anything in our amazing gifts and create technologies that do no harm. Aho!

  22. Kim

    I’ve always struggled to explain to people that I physically feel the emotions of, well, everything. People, animals, even nature. People don’t understand, they look at you like you have three heads or think you’re lying. It was difficult dealing with this when I was a kid. I’ve never heard of an empath until today, but I’ve been this way since I was a child. My grandmother had to carry me out of the theater after seeing E.T. when I was three and a half years old because I was crying so hard. She said parents and other kids were looking at me strangely. I still can’t watch that movie. I’ve only seen it twice in my life and both times, I cried for hours after. I thought I could handle it the second time when I was 27, but I couldn’t. I don’t go see certain movies anymore in public because I don’t want people to witness me going through this emotional rollercoaster. I wait for the dvd. Some movies I refuse to watch. I’ve never seen or read Marley and Me. I know what it will do to me. 8 Below tore me to pieces for days after. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Animals get to me worse than people. They are truly innocent and can’t help what goes on around and to them. I can’t watch the ASPCA commercials. It causes so much pain and hurt, and then really intense anger. It makes me want to cause the same pain to the people who hurt the animals. I struggle with it badly.

    1. becky

      I learned several years ago that the label to go with my affliction as I call it…is empath.
      while I don’t have the tree or geo kind….not to the degree I have all the rest….I am not upset that I am missing a few of the options…because what I do have is enough to nearly kill me at times.
      I know liars….but not straight away…it takes getting to know someone to some degree…I mean ya sure I can tell certain lies right off….but the skilled liars such as a sociopath….it takes me a minute….literally getting to know them to have an idea of what I am getting into.
      I can feel pain of others as well as the good things….but its the pain that hurts me most.
      I can sense what to expect as I walk into a room.
      I can tell when the joke is on me but not in the good way.
      I can look at my dog or your dog or any dog and know what they want or if they are happy
      I could go on and on and on…but this is where I will stop
      I will say this is real.
      I don’t like it
      I didn’t ask for it and I get tired of being everyones comfort while I often fine none returned when I need it
      I spend more time alone anymore because I suffocate from the anxiety and issues that comes from taking on literally the world
      I freak out if its too hot too cold if clothes are too tight all kinds of weird crap
      I can feel earth quakes when no one else feels a thing and told how crazy I am….that’s of course until the paper or news reports slight tremors,
      I often relate it to john coffey of the green mile.
      I cant see what you did….but by god I can feel it as if it happens to me times a billion….you may not get mad but I sure will.
      I will take care of others problems and care more than they do
      and god help me if I have to go to court
      last time I felt so bad for this dude I paid his fine
      I felt his pain and although the fine wasn’t his pain.,,,i knew paying that fine would take a load off.
      it did.
      too me its not a gift it is a curse.
      I know what to do when to do it and how to do it
      and know it all
      and always right…
      well being always right IS NOT A GOOD THING
      it sucks
      sometimes I wish I was wrong
      ughhhhh good luck fellow empaths and I mean the true ones who know what I am saying and aren’t just trying to be cool or like they know something about nothing
      you that deal with life very much alone yet carrying the cross of everyone else….
      the ones who are told they are crazy and aren’t understood because others usually cant
      to you
      I wish you all the luck and best of everything you do

  23. Melody

    Being an Empath isn’t easy, especially when influenced by everything or everyone around you. When overwhelmed, YOU MUST GROUND YOURSELF OFTEN!
    Knowledge is Power, learn about your gift and practice protecting yourself from negative influences. The Earth is a grounder that can help revitalize your spirit, absorbing the negativity and in exchange releasing positive in return. A quick and wonderful way to dissolve stress and empathic pains is to immerse yourself in water. (Epsom salt baths are divine and also provide magnesium, which is calming.)
    I work with the public daily and can still be overwhelmed at times, finding a quiet place full of trees makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. I guess I’m truly a “Tree Hugger” 🙂
    Please never be afraid or ashamed of being an Empath. We bring harmony to the chaos around us.
    Blessings to All

    1. Elaine

      Found out today I am an empath how do you ground yourself.
      I am so floored right now.
      Everything makes sense.
      Took me 58 years to figure out!
      Thanks if you can help.

  24. Kjay

    So, for years I have been wondering how I know things about people without any explanation. In recent years, this has gotten a whole lot worse, it’s to the point now that can walk into a room and know info about someone before they even speak. This has def gain an understand that I am claircognizant. I also have foreboding dreams that always come to pass. I wonder what this could be….

  25. Emily

    Does anyone else experience vivid dreams that create de javu

    1. Dianne

      It happens to me all the time Emily. I am new into learning about empaths and all that goes with it. I have de ja vu several times a year. I also have communication with those that have passed on from this life. I thought I was losing my mind for a while. Now i am exploring it all and getting a bether hand let on it. It’s really energizing.

    2. Kael Weis

      Yes I’ve had many in my life. But not for a while now, I think it’s because I changed my future several years ago, after a conversation with my deceased mother, where I was told about my future. She told me some things were blurry to her because they weren’t certain. I was told my brother would be dead most likely. I had dreadlocks at the time, which I now believe increased my powers and made the whole conversation possible. I asked her what I looked like in this future. She said I still had the same hair. So the next day I shaved my head because I didn’t want my brother to die. A lot of the things she said were very strangely similar to what actually ended happening. Including the name of my fiancé, who appearently i’ve Been destined to be with my entire life.

      The dreams about the future are sometimes gibberish until the very intense moment when I’m living the thing I dreamt about. I am just now accepting the fact I am an empath. I look forward to learning more about our kind and hope that by making these important changes in my life, I can finally find some peace, purpose and understanding. Good luck on your own path

  26. BusyB

    I recently discovered that feeling others emotions meant I was an empath. It sounds craze to the next person who feels nothing. There’s beauty in this, I know there are moments where we are overwhelmed and can barely breath but I can’t imagine not feeling/knowing. I use the emo method quiet frequently, I know I absorb pain and alot of negativity but im not sure where it goes. I assume I act as a conductor-energy is transferred, never destroyed. I see people as energy-sad but true, I barely notice physically attributes. Everyone is a colour or mix of it.

  27. Kirsten

    Can I be, not 1 or 2 but, all of these kinds of empaths combined?

    1. AJT

      That question tugs at my curiosity as well! Without researching further just yet, I’ll venture a guess and say yes, it is possible because I can certainly relate my empathetic sensitive experiences to more than one type by definition. Maybe a combined variety of the mixes are then classified as additional types of empaths? Or possibly another emotionally sensitive personality type in addition to empaths who also have the gift of feeling through shifts in energy. I too just recently discovered there’s a name for the way I am, and apparently there are others like me even though I haven’t personally encountered any except those I feel have the gift too, but are completely unaware and not yet open to acknowledging it. Like myself in previous years, they constantly question their own sanity, intuition vs. paranoia or suspucion, etc. so rather than trust the intuitive feelings as truth, they seek hard evidence as proof to convince or debunk themselves and especially others. Discovering hard proof seems a better use of time and energy to them when conflicts arise from a feeling (knowing/sensing) a person’s true motives and alterior actions differ from what they say and socially present themselves as.

      Seeking and learning to be continued…..hopefully my input may help another in this life’s journey, and they know they are not alone either!

      1. Tammy

        Hi there. I think I may be blessed/cursed with atleast three of these empathic abilities. I too, only found out about this a few days ago when a work colleague approached me and asked if I may be an empath, and I honestly looked at her like she had lost her mind, but then she helped me research it and explained that she is an emotional empath, so, if there is a discription of what I fight with every single day, maybe it could help in my research on how to gain control of these intense feelings/demons.

    2. Just Jan

      Yes, you very well can, and most likely do.
      The core nature of an empath in its purest form makes them susceptible to all of those possibilities. While certain ones may be stronger or weaker depending on what resonates with you personally, most empaths will feel all of those things to some degree, but have 1 particular one, or a “cluster” of several of them, that are stronger in them than the others.

      I hope that helps, good luck on your journey, keep reading, keep searching, and keep learning 🌠

  28. Karen

    Yesterday my 15 year old son banged his head really hard, enough to get a concussion and I started feeling all the symptoms of that concussion, so much so I had to go straight to bed. He on the other hand had no symptoms. This was the first time this had ever happened to me. I usually feel the truth of people’s hearts/minds/thoughts, espically id they are trying to lie to me, I see straight through any lie. I feel people’s emotions very strong as well, but that physical thing too me by surprise. I also have a strong love of nature, the sun, and all things green and colorful.

  29. Elizabeth

    My job entails me working with people and helping them financially deal with their life changes. Every time someone calls up about the death of a loved one, usually an elderly parent who was sick, and we talk about money issues, I immediately feel a wave of sadness right through the telephone.

    Sometimes, I have this knee jerk reaction to interrupt to say how sorry I am for their loss. person. Then I try to get the caller to talk about their family and the deceased person, if they are comfortable with it. Some people become emotional and I feel like I could just cry with them.

    I became very strong in my Christian faith several years ago. Ever since then, every time I hear someone say, “G***dm,”,it feels like I’m getting punched in the heart! It is so offensive and I can feel my face scrunching up.

    I’ve always known I was an empath, but didn’t really give it much thought. In recent years, I went through a difficult divorce, child custody fight. Now I am so much less tolerant now of noise, crowds, traffic. I can hardly stand it.

    Two days ago I had a panic attack because I found myself in the middle of this huge outdoor art show. Freaked out!! And I couldn’t get out. Then 10 minutes, some deep breathing, totally fine.

    So I don’t see being an empaths as being a gift. Because you walk around constantly on edge, you’re going to start feeling someone else’s emotions, get triggered.

    Even when they are good emotions, I don’t really like it. Because I want to give that person a big hug and be excited for them. And it looks weird to see someone getting so carried away over someone else’s news.

  30. Lexi

    It’s been hard for me… My sister has really bad anxiety and when I was a little bit younger I couldn’t understand why I would feel fine and then she would walk into the room and my head would just start to spin and I couldn’t focus on what was making me so anxious. I am now 16 and I’ve noticed I pick up more and more feelings everyday. I don’t even know how to put any of this in words. It’s just really overwhelming. I need someone to talk to about this but everyone would think I’m lying or crazy. I just feel alone and trapped. So if anyone has any advice for me please tell me. especially if you went threw this as a teenager too.

  31. Nichole C

    When I was younger I would see vivid colors around ppl..I trained myself to not see them. I have always felt others emotions but chose not to acknowledge due to heaviness sometimes. As a young adult i would try to numb or quiet things by alcohol or drug abuse but i learned quickly it didn’t work. After reading this I seem to be a mixture of a few but don’t know what to do..it feels like a gift&a curse. It is so bad that I’m scared to hug or touch ppl too long in fear of transference.It happened to me at work before &I had to run to the chapel &bawl my eyes out.ever since I try to be mindful of touching or looking too long.

  32. Jay Anderson

    What if I am more than one? I’m a 42 year old male, not at all religious or into the spiritual/magic thing. Most of time I’m very skeptical of all this stuff. I found this website looking for answers as to how it’s physically possible for me to feel another person’s physical pain. After more reading I realize I also pick up people’s emotional stress, have very strong connections to specific places or things in nature, and can sense when someone has a medical issue (and very often pin point what that issue is without them or doctor’s knowing about it).I also see aura’s of people, even after they leave my sight. I want to use this power to heal or remove pain. I can bring it into myself, but it doesn’t remove it, it just makes us both hurt. For me, it goes away after 5 minutes or so. I feel like I only hold other’s emotions and pains and there is no place for my own to bother me with. I’ve visited a psychic healer once out of simply being curious as to what they could do to help. She nearly collapsed after reading me or exchanging my energy. She looked at me confused and I was told I’m much stronger than she is and that there was something seriously powerful there. She didn’t know what to do and ended our session. Any comments or suggestions on applying this, if in fact I’m some sort of “healer” as she called me?

    1. Just Jan

      Jay, you might want to look into “Reiki” it is a form/practice of healing thru energy. There are many other forms of energetic healing methods, but that is one for you to start with. As you start searching, you will srumble upon others. Reasearching is a great way to learn and discover, and the best way for you to see what resonates with your particular energy and gifts, or at the very least, may lead you to discover a way to use your gifts in a way that is unique and feels right to you, or comes from you/to you naturally…the main thing here is to trust you’re energy and thoughts, and above all practice with the motto “harm none” in mind.

      Good luck on your journey!

  33. Clara

    I’ve known I was an emotional, animal, and clairvoyant empath for quite a few years now. I have a decent amount of control over my emotions, but recently I’ve begun to feel something different. With younger children, I find I am able to send my peace to them. Whenever I try, they grow calm and no longer cry. But whenever I do this I usually find that I gain their anger. I am a very calm person who is hardly angry, but whenever I do this I feel like screaming or shouting frustration. It’s almost like I’m swapping emotions with them. Has anyone heard of this?

  34. Kelly Haze

    I am an empath and I take on others emotions and also am very intuitive. I can tell if someone is lying or if they are a nice person or a not so nice person but I am so forgiving that I tend to give the not so nice people a chance and a second and a third and so on. I attract narcissists band try to cure them or love them until they are cured. I am also a HSP (highly sensitive person) I can’t watch the commercials about the humane societies either as someone else mentioned and when watching the movie despite knowing it’s a movie I can get caught up in it and become literally hysterical. I am also a nurse and seem to be able to look at a person and know if they are not well. Although I can’t see physical things wrong with them. I consider it more of an intuition kinda thing. The biggest problem I have is with severe depression and anxiety. I have gotten to the point with age as I am now 44 and can no longer work or really even leave the house or my room for that matter. I have tried every medication out there and been hospitalized several times for depression and also in the past gotten addicted to substances possibly to try to not feel the way I do. Also had a few suicide attempts. I am finally thinking maybe this is all because of my being an empath and not true depression although the physical feeling of being tired is real and I have been complaining of that since I was a kid. I even had ECT treatment and still no luck with the depression and I think my doctor is starting to not believe me. Although who would subject themselves to 15 treatments of ECT therapy if they weren’t really suffering from ECT. So any advice? My quality of life is extremely poor. Help

    1. Max

      I’m wishing that you receive the help you need so that you can resume life. I’m not experiencing debilitating symptoms like you’ve described but have been there for friends who have. I suppose as I get older (25 right now) that these abilities could evolve for better or worse. The worst is when I don’t understand what emotions I’m feeling.. it can lead me to withdraw from the group. I’m working on identifying the emotion so I don’t feel lost. I’ve gotten angry in the past when partners have asked me how I was feeling- it’s like I’m expecting them to read my emotions and KNOW. The good is when I have conversations with genuine friends and feel their enthusiasm. I really wish you the best and feel that I relate to you.

  35. Divya

    Hi People,
    I am 22 years old and I have been going through this since last 10 years. I always had dreams of healing people (physically) but I thought it was a fantasy or some sort of dream. However, I have not done anything like that yet. I still keep on having those dreams.
    I kind of connect a lot with babies and animals. I can talk to them endlessly. Also, most of the times it happens that whenever I hold a child, they just refuse to go back even to their parents. I completely don’t understand it. It happened twice and after that, I stopped holding children because obviously, no parent would like it. I could hold the babies for 7-8 hours and they still won’t let go of me.

    I also feel the pain of the people around me. I know when they lie and also their intentions. Also, I realized that (as told by people) that speaking to me has been a medicine for them. I counsel people with their issues and I am surprised people quite elder than I have faith in me that I might give them some solution. I am a very good listen too.

    But this has been taking a toll on my health, my health is getting worse day after day. Whenever there is something wrong with the health of my closest people, I sometimes pray to pass on their pain to me. And soon after that, I get miserably sick.

    I am not even sure if it’s all just a coincidence or reality. Is there anyone who can guide me?

    1. Bernard Nemeth

      Do not ask to let the pain be transferred to you, but to allow it to dissipate altogether. If you believe that they or yourself is already healed, it will be done. But you really need to believe this to be true. I repeat to myself, “Thank you God for healing me” and it was done. I had a biopsy of my liver come back cancerous over five years ago, and the instant the doctor told me that it was cancer, I intuitively thanked God for healing me, as if it had already been done. All of my follow-up tests came back negative, and I have received NO CANCER treatments.

  36. Sarah

    Can you have multiple of these or all of them? I feel I have all of them.

  37. Mike

    Try being all six. I can’t explain it. I just can’t. I don’t have dreams. I have recollections of events, times and places I’ve been a very, very long time ago. Places I miss being, Have a very special connection to, doing things and seeing things where everything seems to make sense in terms of detail except for some emotional mystery and all of the pain, emotions, physical sensations, etc. are there. I’ve seen people burned alive at the stake in memory and in “real” life, sadly, and for some stupid reason I’ve felt their fear, pain and death. You could say I’ve dreamt of being burnt alive but again, nothing weird about it, just straight up burning. Dreams are really fucking weird. Recollections of your deep past, if you’ve lived that long, moments are burned in and the detail is stunningly accurate and very real. I’m a lifelong paramedic. I feel people’s chest pain. I feel the 8’ 1/4” rebar gutting through a construction foreman. I feel the intense impending fever of doom even when I’m perfectly fine, only to know shortly after someone has died. When Jamal Kashoggi was killed and dismembered….the bag over his head wasn’t it. Trust me on this. The forensic specialist they brought in with paralytic medications knew exactly what he was doing. I’ve been under paralytics, conscious. It’s the scariest fucking thing ever. As for pain, docs often prefer to be left alone rather than resuscitated. I met a post resus patient I didn’t do a workup on that had all the symptoms of post resus and I felt them. Not pretty. But very thankful to be alive, he was. When I met him, I immediately felt a sharp pain in my rib cage for no reason. Come to find out that’s where his ribs were cracked during CPR. DO the CPR, folks. Ribs can be fixed. (Side note, I once told my partner to step on the gas cause I didn’t think a CPR patient was gonna make it. He was dead to the world but he pulled through. Weeks later he met up with us and asked “who was in back with me?” My partner pointed to me and the guy asked me “you didn’t think I was gonna make it, huh?” Yeah. From then on, I always talked positively to and played music for CPR patients.) But sometimes no amount of drugs, pain meds, sedation, etc. will do. This is why I’m ok with the ability to choose death with dignity. Squishy meat sacks just don’t deal with pain very well at all. Except for empaths. We just deal and move on. It’s all we know. The few empaths who can just simply look across the street at a busy intersection with lots of people and sense something deeply disturbing from a kid in a stroller are truly rare. Those who actually feel the physical and emotional pain of others for real, even rarer still. The ones who embody the pain of Gaia and all within? What the hell ARE we?

  38. Megan

    I think I may be all of these. Is that rare? Cause all of these types happen frequently to me.

  39. Ellen

    Wow! Now my entire life makes sense! My family used to call me space cadet because i would start talking about what someone was feeling and they had no clue what i was talking about. So to them it was very random and nonsensical. I have also foretold things that have come to pass, im always, always, always right and that sucks sometimes to. I have 100 other indications of what i am but, not the time or energy to elaborate and surely have no guidance to help me through all the emotions, visions etc. I have no idea, im truly at a loss

  40. Christine

    My name is Christine and I am a mental health therapist who specializes in trauma with children as young as three. I have many “gifts” that I have been told are “natural born gifts”, just meaning that I was born with my gifts. I had not realized until about 10 years ago there were actually names to what I have done all my life. I have many of the empathic abilities listed; Emotional Empath, Geomantic/Place Empath (just learned that name), Plant Empath (although not “all” the pieces), Animal Empath and super strong claircognizant/Intuitive Empath (this one I have been most aware of my entire life, just not the labeled name for it.)

    As I spoke with a colleague of the psychology field yesterday, I was informed that I was Psych as well. I do not know what I could describe my gifts since it has always been a part of me, minus the labels for each one. Since I was unaware that these were “special” things I could do, I have never had “formal” training with any of these. The concerning part for me, in recent months all of my gifts have amplified in intensity. Everything seems so much louder to me (the joke is I have HD hearing abilities). I walked through my place of employment and freaked out that I could “hear” what others were merely “thinking” but not saying out loud. My visions are more vivid, I experience events physically without ever actually being at the location; this is a new one for me. It is overwhelming, to say the least. I was given some titles to books to read so that I can better understand and get myself grounded and centered. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to understand as much as I can before it a chance to drive me mad, literally.

    Sidebar – I have always known I was not like others, but I never felt like an outsider, so to speak. As an adult, I do find myself feeling alone and as though I am an outsider. Any suggestions on how to ground and protect myself, please feel free to share, I can use just about anything right now.

    1. Sarah

      I’ve had that stuff all my life and it used to consume me. My family is completely oblivious to it and when I try to mention it say that’s it just my own emotions. They’ve always told me this and I believed it to the point I went mentally insane. Being able to differentiate between what is actually yours and isn’t really helps. I can’t go to funerals anymore because I feel everyone else’s sadness especially the ones closest to the person and I literally used to take that on as my own. Being in mental health that is especially important to you. You can have empathy for the person without it consuming you and without taking on others emotions. I struggle with that and looked into going into the mental health before and realized I just can’t.

  41. Marla Anderson

    I have my own names of the things I do and now find out they have their own names. I have always been able to read people. It is like i see into their souls and know what they are. The biggest I get from people is their dishonesty and being truthful. I HATE LIARS AND THIEVES. HATE THEM. I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO EXPOSE THEM or confront them. And then rid myself of them

    Five or six times in my life I have had slide shows, (what I call them).
    It is when I get these pictures in my head like flashes. It happens in a split second but I know the entire story leading up to this. 24 hours later whatever i saw.the day before will actually happen. I was in the shower when i had a slide show and it hit me so hard i dropped to my knees. Scared the hell out of me! The last one I experienced involved my manager at work. She had just returned to work after losing her baby to SIDS. she had been off for 3 months. .my job had hired this man as temporary while she was on leave. I had my slide show and knew his intentions to try to run her off. It was real dirty and below the belt and I had to warn her. I told her what i saw and what was goi g to happen and she can think i am crazy but please listen cause it will happen shortly. I wanted to prepare her. Yes she thought I was crazy. And yes I figured I was crazy too! .well it all came down as I said, word for word. She smiled and made a cute comment, turned around and headed to the elevators. When I reached her, she was sobbing quietly and looked at me. She said thank you for preparing for this. I thought it was shit until it happened and he said exactly what you said he would say! And I would have left and never came back. That upset me so much that i have closed off everything i could because i am scared to have another one. That was over ten years ago, but each one got more intense than the last one. I just couldn’t wrap myself around these slide shows because no one knows the future. The only way i accepted this was to think i got these from another dimension. I havent had one because i have closed off to it. Now there is a name and i am not nuts! Funny it only took me 65 years to know what I am.

  42. Johnnie Muterspaw

    What if you can identify with one or more types of the 6 types.

  43. Moochie

    First time I really felt empathy sir another person is when I said something that hurt them and I could feel his sadness. When he was sad I kinda noticed right away and I now regret what I’ve said but he/she was so in pain that I almost cried that day😭. I told my bff to ask him/her if they were ok and that day she texted me and told me he was sad because of what I said. Being an empath was a lot to control because feeling how others feel is a lot of work. When I go to parties I get tired and drained easily to the point were I almost cried😔. I hate being an empath, it feels like torcher carrying other people’s feelings. For all the people out there who thinks this is cool is wrong, it’s hard work.😠

  44. Amanda lynn CASTRO

    I am an emotional and most certainly an intuitive empath. I CAN walk in to a room and immediately know where to go,what’s going on, and what people are thinking! I can also use my hands to alleviate and anxiety for people..the strangest thing is I am the most neurotic person and suffer from anxiety, mania, depression…blah blah blah..BUT when I put my hands on someone to alleviate their anxiety and pain..I literally transform into..well, another me and my pain anxiety also subsides…I only do this for my friends and family and they melt as I do too..and they also say I should take up a physical therapy profession…BUT I JUST WANNA BE ME!
    I would love to expand my abilities and also talk to anyone else who is wondering,trying, and serving their abilities.. thank you for listening..Amanda

    1. Arielle Hart

      Amanda today is Thursday January 16th 2020. I have just started reading this article and I read your response and I have to say then I laughed when you said I am blah blah blah I understand I understand precisely what you were saying thank you for responding to this. I’m an empath and I have denied this for many years. Reading your words has helped me more than I can possibly say. Thank you.

    2. Contess

      You need to strengthen your energy field. You are letting carrying others emotions around with you and it is what is causing all of your ailments. Do some energy work and use your grounding cord and your protective shield, along with your permission roses/vortexs to keep from carrying others unwanted energies. Sat Nam

    3. Jennifer L Nightingale

      Amanda, reading your comment struck ne with clearity. (4/3/20)
      I, also, can walk into a room and feel where to go. I can read others by looking at them. Sometimes, i have to communicate to someone and find their trigger.
      Also, i can calm someone with anger, anxiety, etc. Although, i do not have to physically touch them. Just being in the room seems to do it. I suffer from all the mental illnesses as well. You are remarkable as we all are. I find music to be the therapy that helps to center myself and bring me back. Feel free to email if you need. Goes for all. [email protected]

  45. Bonnie Sutton

    I’m not sure if this is strange. But i actually identify with all of these. Some to different degrees. And all have seemed to intensify, since my cancer diagnoses 2 years ago. My family and all my kids are blessed with being an empath. And finding information like this to share with them. Is making a huge difference, especially in understanding one another better. Thank you so much, for being a part of our journey of acceptance, and understanding of ourselves, building confidence, through knowledge, that we’re not weak or weird. We are special❣

  46. Cathy

    I guess I am a geomagnetic and intuitive empath. For a week, I kept feeling like something was wrong with the earth. But how do you go up to someone and say “do you feel it too?” Finally it came to me that there would be an earthquake. I made a joke of it with my husband and sure enough there was a significant earthquake one state over the next day.
    I had a negative reaction to a woman’s announcement that she got engaged over the weekend. I saw a timeline that didn’t go forward. A week later, I thought it would be fun to see a psychic while I was visiting Salem, MA. I had a reading about my career. Three days later, the woman’s fiancé died of a heart attack and the reading was a playbook for the entire event with exact words coming from her mouth. While at her apartment, At the same time, I had a true empathic experience of feeling my husbands love for another woman (turned out to be compassion. Whew. Deep breath there) and a remote viewing experience where I was seeing what people in the other rooms were doing while I was in the living room. Really intense. My experiences are beginning to increase. At 40? I don’t know why.
    I’ve had other significant experiences throughout my life, too much to write about. Interacting with spirits as a child and telepathically asking one to open a door. Grandma had the house blessed. Lol. Another may have actually been a divine intervention. I was physically stopped from walking out the door three times. I thought I was mentally ill. I sat down to contemplate what was happening and was told I would be mugged and to put money in my pocket. Later that evening a man came up to me with a gun and demanded money. I don’t know why I wasn’t killed. I didn’t give him enough money and he came back. I was thinking about it yesterday and saw two people in the grocery store wearing the same jacket he wore twenty years ago! Nothing has happened so consistently as now. If it’s going to happen I want it full force. If not, then it can stop.

  47. Lynne

    I am an empath, I used to help at Wellness City, if they brought in someone with severe depression on the way to the hospital I could embrace them and actually feel them recover step by step. This will take more than a few minutes. I used to think they were absorbing my energy via neurotransmitters. They would no longer need to be sent to the hospital, the staff would then work with them to resolve the issues.

    I also learned how to surrender my mind, soul and body to the Holy Spirit, that’s what I call it, and healings take place not by me but through me. I tell the person I can intervene for them, but I do not do the healing, I am a vessel. If God wants to heal them he will.

    I once was called into a fast, resulting in materials being sent to my house that caused federal investigations to take place in my area. My sister is a pastor of a Medaphysical Church, I am what my grandson calls a pure blood Irish person.

    I was sent to the head of ECU family therapy by my pastor, the head of the department said I am a paranormal, she sent me to a group with a Rabbi, Kabbalah; a doctor of Aramaic; a French version of Lochnaw (our family castle is in Scotland, on lake Lochnaw). It was all overwhelming to me. I just am. I stay out of crowds, large stores or things that overload me.

    It has been hard for it makes you weird in other people’s eyes. There is always a witness near, however, some of this makes them weary of me. One good thing seems to be I can heal myself. I am 69 years old and very healthy. I like myself, am basically a happy person with odd gifts.

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