4. Crowds Affect You
This might sound strange, but not to empaths. Crowded rooms, events, streets or parties can send your senses into a huge, overloaded muddle, with simultaneous emotions coming at you from all directions. Sounds like a nightmare, yes? With correct shielding (I recommend the use of protection stones) this energy is all but annulled. You can feel people’s moods or predominant energy as they walk past you. An aggressive person passing can feel like an energetic punch or slap in the face as they pass you. A softer soul will emit no such punch and seem quiet in comparison.
5. People Drain You Easily
This can be a problem for you. When around other people, you are so giving that you take on other’s emotions or problems but are left feeling tired as a result. If you are doing this every day, willingly giving away energy to help others, you find you don’t have much left for yourself. You become more and more drained and perhaps irritated, angry or feeling downright used. Something has to give. The answer is to pull back and stop giving yourself away so easily. Only give to those who have a right to take, like your close people. Take more time for yourself and pamper yourself. Put yourself first for a while.
6. You Take On Other People’s Energy
You really can’t help it. This is the key trait of the empath. You feel someone else’s energy and emotions, then begin to vibrate to the same emotion. If another is crying, you can start to tear up. Someone is angry – you can feel this anger literally burn your aura. Someone is negative and fearful – you sink low with them, and it seems you can’t help it! Sound familiar? The good news is that once you become consciously aware that this isn’t normal (the non-empaths do none of these things) then you are halfway towards finding a solution to this. Who wants to be vibrating to other people’s emotions all day? Its exhausting.
7. High Natural Intuition
You have intuition in spades, but doesn’t everyone? Actually no, as an empath you have unique skills that others don’t seem to have. Being an empath is a bit like being clairsentient, except that clairsentients sense things without ‘catching’ the emotion. As an empath, like a clairsentient, you feel things psychically. You know what others are feeling just by looking at them. You chat to them and you can know their intentions without hearing it from their lips. You understand how they are thinking, as if they were an extension of yourself. It is easy. You know what you know. Your intuition fires on all cylinders.
8. Empaths Ignore Their Own Problems
Lastly, you are an expert in ignoring your own issues, which you need to talk about. You are so busy healing others, you never get to talk out what you need to. You carry the weight of their problems along with your own. When is your healing time?
You know you are strong and great with problems, but are you suppressing all your own stuff, in favour of helping everyone else? You may dismiss this and not even realise. But surely at some point or another, you may find yourself breaking down. All those pent up emotions and problems have to come up for healing at some point.
Learn to take care of your own issues as they emerge. Don’t stuff them down inside so you can take care of others endlessly. Take a day, heck a week, to sort out yourself as you go. This way, you won’t melt down, explode or break down at some point in the future.