Being a psychic empath, essentially means you have the strong ability to feel the emotions, energy, feelings, and even mental state or thoughts of others.
While being an empath has somewhat of a bad rap, as untrained or unskilled empaths can find their gift to be overwhelming or even debilitating…
When embraced, honed and developed, the psychic gift of being an empath can be powerful and rewarding as it allows you to receive psychic intuitions about other people and places which can be a powerful asset for avoiding pitfalls and staying in alignment with their highest path.
Regardless of the specific focus or flavor of your empathic ability takes, being empathic is a type of clairsentience or clear feeling.
Clairsentience, however, is quite broad in its scope, while empathic ability is centered around feeling the thoughts, feelings, and vibrational energy signature of others without any outside stimulus from the physical senses.
There are different types of empathic ability which we’re going to look at in this article.
Another way of looking at being an empath is that it allows you to feel, and experience life through the lens of another.
The main difference between empathy and being an empath… Both of which relate to “walking in someone else’s shoes” and feeling into the experience of another… Is that empaths tune into the experience of others intuitively without any external stimulus.
Being an empath is a psychic gift that many intuitive and gifted people have … Often without even recognizing it! One reason is that there are different empath types.
So… What Kind of Empath Are You?
5 Types Of Psychic Empathic Ability
1. Emotional Empath
Being an emotional empath is the most common empath type, and most understood empathic ability. Here you easily pick up on the emotions, and energy of others and feel them as if they were your own. You may not be aware that you’re feeling and processing the emotions of others at first…
Especially when this ability is developing you may simply feel drained or sad in the presence of those who are struggling without consciously knowing they are.
The drained, sad, or tired feeling comes from taking on their emotions, which actually leak into your aura as you take them on.
Spiritual cleansing is recommended to clear your energy of all that does not serve or belong to you.
2. Medical Empath
While you may not have heard the term “Medical Empath” before… “Medical Intuitive” is a common term that is used.
While medical intuitives naturally receive insight into the physical body in the way that is natural for them, Medical empaths do so through feeling.
They may simply “feel” into the body and experience an awareness of where someone is experiencing pain, a blockage, or state of dis-ease.
Medical empaths are quite common. Have you ever found yourself sympathizing with an ill friend only to find yourself taking on their same symptoms?
Medical empaths can do this without even knowing the other person is ill, or without even being in the same country or location.
If you do this and think you might be a medical empath, keeping your energy clear is key…
Also, its important to learn boundaries and what belongs to you and what is that of another. This can help you to avoid taking on the health issues of others while still being aware of them, so that you can share intuitive insight and guidance to help.
3. Nature Empath
Nature empaths are those who can naturally feel the needs, state of being and vibrational signature of the natural world.
If you’re a nature empath, you likely have a green thumb and natural connection with plants and a way of feeling what plants need to thrive and be happy.
You may also be able to feel the energy of certain geographical location and know through your gut feeling when earth changes, shifts or even natural disasters are about to happen. You may feel sadness as the Earth goes through changes…
Nature empathy can remotely tune into locations on the Earth by looking at photographs, maps, or when developed, by simply focusing inward.
Nature empaths tend to have a deep love for Gaia Mother Earth, because you can truly feel and experience her magic. You’re likely drawn to plants, animals, crystals, the forest, mountains and all natural landscapes.
When developed, nature empaths can use this healing ability to send love to Gaia, and promote the causes and changes most in alignment with bringing a greater sense of peace, balance and harmony to the natural world.
4. Knowing Empath
Being a knowing or claircognizant empath is a blend of emotional empathic ability and clear knowing or claircognizance.
If you have this ability, you naturally tap into the thoughts and perspectives of those around you, or even remotely when focused and developed.
With the combination of feeling and knowing, you’re able to get a deep sense of understanding about people at first glance, or just by hearing their voice vibration.
You can also model the consciousness and attributes you see in others, that you would like to emulate.
Crystal children (and adults) often have this flavor of empathic ability, and can quickly tell whether they are in resonance with people, places, and locations… or not!
Learning boundaries, as is the case with most empathic gifts is key to avoid taking on limiting thought patterns, beliefs, and feelings from others.
5. Spiritual Empath
Spiritual empaths are those who can feel the core essence or spirit of others, as well as feeling into the realms of spirit.
Spiritual empaths may also feel the spirit of the land in locations around the world, as well deeply connect with the spirits of animals, as well as the spirits of those who have crossed over.
Spiritual empaths can expand to be able to feel the presence of spirit guides, angels and ascended masters, and consciously call forth their high vibrational frequencies and insights.
Spiritual empathic ability can be used to help lost souls cross over, or to connect with loved ones in heaven.
As a spiritual empath you’ll likely quickly know the vibrational frequency of people as well as locations. With practice, you’ll be able to feel both the present vibration as well as the soul’s truth, and highest potential.
Can You Be More Than One Empath Type?
Now that you’ve read the different types of empathic ability… You may be wondering;
“Can I be more than one?”
To that, I’ll answer with a resounding yes!
And actually as you develop your empathic ability to its full potential, it is likely that more of these empathic abilities will come into focus for you.
My recommendation is to practice boundaries, build up your personal energy signature, and develop whatever empathic type comes naturally to you, and through this the rest will unfold.