There are many kinds of people out there, but personally, I like empaths best. They are those pure and kind souls that can feel the emotions of others as their own. They are very special people, and if you have an empath in your life consider yourself to be very lucky.
So, how can you spot a true empath? Look out for these 15 characteristics that every true empath possesses.
1. They Feel the Pain of Others as Their Own
Empaths can feel every emotion of the people that are close to them. I understand that this is difficult to understand especially if you are not an empath yourself, but empaths can really feel every emotion that others are feeling on a very high and real level.
2. They Are Always Willing to Help (Even Those Who Don’t Deserve It)
Empaths are always giving and giving and giving until they have nothing left. They are happy when they see that others are happy. They help everyone who asks for their help, even people who wronged them and who don’t deserve their help. Their kind soul will always find a way to forgive them and be there for them.
3. They Easily Become Exhausted
Feeling everything so deeply can become overwhelming for the empath. They can easily become mentally exhausted and they will often need a break. They need to release all those emotions once or twice a week if not every day in order to function properly.
4. They Refuse to Be Fake
Empaths are genuine people. They never pretend to be something they are not. They know themselves perfectly well and won’t give up their empathetic nature for anything in the world. You can’t change an empath, ever!
5. They Are Great Listeners
Empaths are amazing listeners. They listen to every single thing you say. You will never feel ignored when you are talking to an empath. They will attentively listen to you because they feel all the things that you are saying. They attach emotion to every word and situation. That’s why when you need a listening ear you should go to an empath only.
6. They Hate Loud Noises
Their empathic nature makes them sensitive to loud noises. They get easily irritated by them because empaths are a little bit jumpy people and they always prefer silence over a loud environment.
7. They Are Not Confrontational
True empaths are naturally caring and kind people. They don’t like arguments and confrontations because they don’t always see a point in arguing. But, if they have to, they will.
8. They Are Always the Ones People Go To When They Have Problems
People trust empaths because empaths have such a warm and open vibe that draws others to them. When someone has a problem, they always go to an empath for solutions and understanding.
9. They Detest Lying
There is no place for liars in the empaths’ life. Empaths are very honest human beings and they expect honesty from others as well. If you want to have an empath in your life, always, always be honest with them.
10. They Don’t Like Being in Crowds
Empaths cannot function normally in crowds because of their ability to absorb all the feelings of other people. This can be too much for them. They feel like they are being bombarded with intense emotions from everywhere.
11. Their Intuition Is Better Than Most People’s
Empaths have a heightened intuition. It is stronger and more powerful than many people’s. They only need to look at you and they will immediately know your true nature and intentions. And they are almost always right.
12. They Usually Have A Lot on Their Minds
Empaths are full of conflicting thoughts and emotions. That’s why their mind is always busy thinking. Sometimes they can’t shut it off and relax because there is a rollercoaster of emotions happening inside of them.
13. Other People Often Call Them Too Sensitive
Empaths are very affected by the feelings of others. That’s why people often say that they are too sensitive. And those people don’t understand that there is nothing wrong with being sensitive. It is a trait, not a weakness.
14. They Don’t Want to See Things That Will Upset Them
This is something that many empaths can’t handle. When they see something bad happening on TV or in real life, it triggers negative feelings in them. They get upset, and because of this they try not to spend much time online or watching TV.
15. They Are Easily Distracted
Their mind is everywhere, so they are quickly distracted. But, if they need to focus on something important, they will be more focused than most people.
Do you have someone like this in your life? If you do, tag your empath and show them how grateful you are to have them in your life.
Empaths are rare and wonderful human beings. And if you are one, please never change! The world needs more people like you.