Being an empath can sometimes be frustrating as it relates to the feelings of other people on a deep level. Empaths are influential people who can bring about a great good in the world if they work hard at it.
Many empaths are so sensitive that they indeed can feel the pain others around them are going through. They physically feel what another person is going through. Empaths usually deal with things like chronic fatigue because of that, as they get overwhelmed by the energy and emotions of other people. While empaths are a bit complicated and difficult to understand, once you get to know them everything becomes quite clear.
If you are an empath yourself, you'll probably recognize yourself in one or more of the following behaviors and characteristics:
1. You are extremely sensitive
You everything on a level deeper than most people do.
2. You refuse to be lied to
If someone lies to you, they are in deep shit. You can sense when people are sketchy, and they won’t stand a chance.
3. You are not judgemental
You will not cast judgment on others for anything they might do or have done. Granted if you see them doing wrong you will bring it to their attention, but you will not shame them.
4. You do not like harsh sounds
You tend to enjoy more soft and delicate things.
5. You hate narcissism
You will not deal with narcissism at all.
6. You are good at giving advice
You are an incredible problem solver, so your advice usually works out well.
7. You are easily distracted
You focus less and are interested in everything. You can be looking at two things at one time and still be amazed all the same. For example, looking at a flower bed, you will see all of them as beautiful instead of picking just one.
8. You love animals
You look after their pets as if they were family.
9. You are often exhausted
You spend so much time absorbing from others that your own energy diminishes.
10. You are honest
You hate lying and being lying to as well.
11. You experience what others experience
You understand other people's pain when they are explaining it to you. It isn't a fake understanding but a truly deep, meaningful connection.
12. You are a wonderful listener
People can talk to you about anything, literally.
13. You cannot handle negative images
You often try to avoid seeing negative news and pictures be it in the media or elsewhere. You are far too sensitive to see things like that with your own eyes. That being said if you have to look at it, you will.
14. You are not fond of crowded places
Even the most outgoing empaths are overwhelmed with emotions in a big crowd.
15. You are good at healing people
You are great at getting emotional turmoil over and done with.
16. You are sensitive to things such as medication
You try to avoid seeing and hearing about medication and doctors as much as possible.
17. You will always offer to help when you can
No matter what, if you can lend a helping hand you will, it doesn’t matter when or who you are. You sometimes would even help out your own worst enemy.
18. You are selfless and inspirational
People are lucky to have you as a friend, as you're always there for them. You are strong and nurturing at the same time.