Empaths. The guardians of our universe. The people who carry the load of the world. The ones who sense our pain and help us cope with it. The ones who feel our happiness and share it with the world.
The people who shine like the brightest star.
An empath is a ray of sunshine in a human form. These human beings are gifted with a 6th sense. In other words, empaths possess the intuitive ability of clear knowing. They can feel everything others experience but what’s more, they also take on other people’s pain as if it were their own.
Here are 12 extraordinary characteristics only empaths possess:
1. THEY FIND JOY IN HEALING OTHERS
Empaths love helping other people. To them, there’s nothing more heart-warming than being there for someone and helping them cope with their pain. You may find this weird, but the only way empaths feel happy and fulfilled is through healing and giving.
2. THEY CANNOT STAND BEING LIED TO
These powerful human beings have the rarest gift of high intuition. That means that they can read people’s minds and sense their intentions way before they even open their mouths. Empaths can sense a lie from afar. Be careful because once they catch you in the act, there won’t be second chances.
3. THEY ARE EASILY OVERWHELMED BY BIG CROWDS
But being a highly intuitive soul comes with a price on its own. While being a highly emotional individual is the most beautiful gift a person can have, it is also a curse. Feeling so many different emotions can be truly exhausting. That is exactly why empaths try to avoid loud and big crowds.
4. NEGATIVITY EXHAUSTS THEM
The same goes for negativity. As I said, empaths have the power to look inside other people’s souls and really see what’s in there. And sometimes, the darkness within some souls is simply too much for an empath to handle.
5. THEY ARE OFTEN TOLD THAT THEY’RE “TOO SENSITIVE”
These human beings are in touch with their inner self and their deepest emotions. But, as much as you think you know about them, the truth is, they don’t always consider themselves to be blessed. Sometimes, all they want is a normal life where they wouldn’t be easily overwhelmed and fatigued simply by talking to other people.
Empaths might come off as too sensitive, but that is just the way they are.
6. THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE EXPERIENCING
And your ways of dealing with that. The thing is, empaths have the power to look inside your soul. They can recognize your light only by touching your skin. When no one else understands you and you have trouble going through a certain difficulty, an empath will always be there to help you with your emotional baggage and show you the right path.
7. THEY HAVE A STRONG CONNECTION WITH THE ANIMAL WORLD
It’s truly peculiar, but empaths have an exceptional ability to recognize and identify the emotions and the mental state of a certain animal. They can interact with the animal without being hunted down. The thing is, animals can see their aura and sense the empath’s sensitivity. That is why they act differently around them.
8. THEY CANNOT STAND NARCISSISM
They are the most caring and most affectionate human beings in the whole wide world. They have love for everyone. But, when it comes to narcissists, they just cannot stand them. The toxicity and the negativity all narcissists radiate with is too much for the pure empath’s sou.
9. THEY ARE EASILY DISTRACTED
Everything around them is a potential stimulus that triggers a certain emotion in their hearts. Every knock, every word, every smell, every sound, every look is heightened to them. As a result, most of the time, the only thing they hear inside their heads is white noise.
10. THEY ARE KNOWN AS THE BEST LISTENERS AND THE MOST LOYAL FRIENDS
They will sit by you, hold your hand and carefully listen to your story. Not just to reply, but simply because they want to know more about you. Empaths will never judge your decisions. They will try to understand the reasons for your wrongdoings and then they will get out of their way to help you.
11. EMPATHS ARE HYPERSENSITIVE
This basically means that empaths can notice everything around them. If it’s not a smell, it is a certain sound that only can hear it. As a result, most of the times they struggle to focus on their line of thoughts and they get easily distracted.
12. THEY CANNOT TURN OFF THEIR FEELINGS AND CHANGE
Having said all of this, you have to understand that no matter how gifted they seem to you and no matter desperately they want to experience a day in your shoes, empaths cannot change. They simply cannot turn off their feelings for today and leave everything behind. Their nature is complex, and their responsibility is great.