If you’re like me, you feel a little “different” to everybody else. It’s not that you’re weird.
You just see the world with a unique mindset.
Rather than fitting into a stereotypical box and operating like a robot, you instead have high a sensitivity to other people’s emotions and your own.
Your intuition guides your goals and actions and you have a huge heart that sometimes gives too much.
I don’t know about you, but always thought I was weird for being like this.
But then I learned about a personality type called “empath” and I realized that these unique traits were actually skills.
If you don’t know, the trademark of an empath is filtering the world through their intuition and feeling and absorbing other’s people’s emotions because of their high sensitives.
So if you think you might relate, here are 8 things you probably identify with:
1) You’re highly sensitive
Yep, whether it’s watching a movie or the news, your body and emotions react intensely to what’s going on.
When you see pain on others, it cuts you deep.
Unfortunately, people complain that you’re “too sensitive” and need to “toughen up” but they don’t understand what you’re going through.
This is one of the reasons you avoid the news – the constant negativity really gets to you.
But if you think this makes you mentally weak, you’re mistaken. If anything, it makes you a better healer and giver to those desperately in need of help.
In a world in need of constant repair, people like you are crucial to let the healing begin.
2) You absorb other people’s emotions
You’re highly attune to other people’s emotions, good and bad. You feel everything they’re feeling, almost to an extreme.
In one-on-one conversations, people feel comfortable opening up to you because it feels like they just get you.
It’s rare to have this kind of understanding of others, but you experience it frequently because you’re highly empathic to what they’re feeling.
In a world that’s becoming increasingly divided between right and left, and upper class and lower class, you’re essential to bridge the gap for mutual understanding.
3) You’re introverted
Your high sensitivity means that big crowds aren’t for you. It amplifies your empathy.
You prefer deep conversations and meeting people one-on-one. Learning about others is what gets your juices flowing.
And when you learn about someone else, it makes you feel like you’re entering a whole new beautiful and complex world.
This makes you an amazing conversationalist, because the other person feels like they’re the only person on the planet at the time.
You also need to time alone to recharge, as your emotional energy gets zapped in the presence of others.
4) You’re highly intuitive
Those “gut feelings” you have about others are rarely wrong. That’s why you avoid toxic people who gossip about others.
Those soul sucking vampires drain your energy and waste your time.
There’s way too much you want to experience in this world to focus on petty issues like “who’s dating who”.
You’d rather have deep conversations.
You only get life once, so why not talk about the magnificence of the universe and life itself?