7. We Can’t Be Anyone Except Us.
If you’re looking for honesty and a true friendship, empaths are who you should be searching for (but we’ll likely find you first). We have grown into who we are, and we embrace who we are becoming. Usually, it is others who have an issue with our sensitivity and honest nature.
8. We Know What You Are Going Through Because We Are Going Through It With You.
If you’re not feeling well, are feeling overwhelming sadness and depression, or if you’re agitated, we are going through all of those things with you. We’re connected to those we care about, and we care about everyone.
9. We Have A Special Bond With Animals.
Empaths don’t ‘own’ animals, and we don’t have pets. We have family members. Looking at animals in the wild, we see a perfect and pure soul…a love incapable of hate. We have conversations with them as you would anyone else, and sometimes, we even get a response.
10. We Are Usually Tired, Exhausted, And Worn Out.
We deal with more than just our personal emotions and mental drains, we deal with everyone else’s as well. Every day we are around other people, we absorb, process, and release what those around us are experiencing. And those are the lucky ones who have figured out how to process so they can release, instead of holding onto everything until they can no longer function.
11. If You Ask For Our Advice, Please Take It.
We listen to every word you say, we put ourselves in your shoes, and we deliver heartfelt advice. Is it too much to ask for you to listen to it? The thing is, we know what we are talking about- and you do too. In fact, we are telling you the exact same thing that you know you should do. We know it. You know it. So, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, either take the advice or stop asking because it wears on our patience.
12. We Become Distracted Rather Easily.
Maybe it’s because of our heightened sensitivity to everyone and everything around us, but empaths tend to lose focus easily and become distracted. There is a bright side to this: empaths notice and appreciate all the little things most people never take the time to notice.
13. We Genuinely Detest Narcissism.
Empaths can spot a narcissist a mile away, and that’s about as close as we like to get to one.
14. We Are Hyper-Sensitive To Certain Sounds.
A certain pitch, a slight buzz, and loud noises can really get to us. However, it isn’t just sounds- we are also sensitive to textures, fabrics, and bright lights as well. We experience the polar opposite too! Gentle sounds, soft caresses, and delicate tastes are noticed just as intensely, but in a pleasing manner.
15. We Are Excellent Listeners.
Go on, tell us everything about your life from the seemingly insignificant, to the drastically transformative. We will do more than listen- we will embark on that journey along side you, and experience every high and low found within. On top of that, you never have to worry about any judgment on our part; we never want to hurt, only to help.
16. Electronics Act Up Around Us.
I know this sounds strange to those who have not experienced it, but it happens. We get shocked by touching the same things you normally do, and electronic equipment acts strange around us. Computers glitch, cars stall, phones die- if it has a current or a charge, it is probably going to affect us or be affected by us.
For those of you who have read this article and telling yourself, “Finally! I have a word for all of this and it makes sense now!” I am glad you have gained some insight into your gift. And that is exactly what it is- a gift. It is something that we can learn from, and share with others. Remember to make time for yourself, where your only focus is you.
Even Just 5 Minutes A Day Of Silence And Relaxed Breathing Can Make A World Of Difference When It Comes To Handling Emotional Stress- And That’s Good Advice For Everyone, Not Just Empaths.
By Raven Fon