10. They react to movies and books more than other children.
They are the kind of child that cries when something sad happens in the book or movie that they are enjoying. This is because they truly empathize with the characters, and when it is a book they can actually see it in their minds.
11. They feel like they don’t fit it.
They don’t feel as if they fit in with the other children.
12. They become overstimulated in crowds.
They will become overwhelmed in crowd situations, and because of this they might run, hide or become emotional.
13. They do not like loud noises.
Loud noises can be overwhelming to the child empath, their senses are more in tune than most people’s. It can be quite overwhelming for them before they figure out their gift.
14. They feel things on a much deeper level than other people.
They feel everything on a much deeper level than most. When it comes to absorbing the emotions of others they cannot help it, and also do not quite know how to deal with it just yet.
15. They can tell when someone is lying.
Even from a young age they are able to determine whether someone has bad intentions or not.
When dealing with the child empath you need to help them to become aware of their triggers, and really identify what drains them the most. Make sure they know all about the gift they have been given and where they need to go from here with it. Having a child empath is a great gift, nurture them!
Inspired by an article written by Judith Orloff M.D. for Psychology Today.