What is Meaning of Empaths?
We know more widely the term empathy which everyone can show, but to be empathic is to have a higher level of empathy compared to the average. Empathy is one of the fundamental ingredients of human relations and communication. We speak of empathy when the person manages to project him into the situation of the other; he then experiences an emotional response to the emotion of others. What then differentiates empathy from an empathic? And how do you recognize empathy?
Empathy is defined as "the intuitive faculty of putting oneself in the place of others, of perceiving what one feels", according to the Larousse dictionary. It is a personality trait that is characterized by the ability to feel an appropriate emotion in response to that expressed by others, to distinguish between one and others while regulating one's own emotional responses. The empath is therefore able to be aware of the source of the emotion and to decode the emotion of others. The empath has that deep within him.
Have you ever wondered why you spoke so easily to someone you didn't know about your problems? Yes, some people are able to know the character of people from a first meeting, these people can be empathic. Sometimes immediate connections with animals or difficulty seeing images of violence, cruelty on television / in movies are symptoms of this type of person.
Are you Empathic?
An empath is very sensitive to people's emotions and energy. This sensed sensitivity applies as much to those close to the empath as to complete strangers. Empaths feel the world around them and feel what others experience through their highly developed sense and intuition they use. They understand how people feel and are able to understand what they are going through. What then distinguishes an empath from a person who can show empathy? The empath has a higher level of empathy compared to the average, but also has facilities to connect with the feelings of others. Empaths do not always have a feeling of empathy in contrast to other people, because they do not need physical senses to imbibe emotion and energies, but feel and internalize his emotions.
The empath will therefore tend to absorb the emotions around him wherever he goes. Also, unpleasant emotions can invade him, as if it were his own. Nursing homes, retirement homes, and even hospitals can go so far as to cause feelings of depression, physical ailments, or even fatigue in this type of person.
What Characterizes of an Empaths?
Empaths are not all the same, and some people feel emotions more intensely than others. Likewise, they will not all react the same way to noises, etc. Without drawing up a typical profile of the empath as an absolute truth, empaths can recognize themselves in these particular traits which correspond to them. Difficulty concentrating on things that do not stimulate their mind: empaths are dreamers who are bored or easily distracted. So if they are not stimulated, their mind goes astray, until it becomes detached from physical reality. Empaths therefore easily drift into a state of reverie.
They want to find the answers to the problems: empaths are great thinkers who like to work on different subjects. As soon as they feel concerned, they will find a solution to a problem. Why? For them, it comes down to finding peace of mind. In their dreams, they act the same way, they dream in detail and are curious about the content of the dream. They will go so far as to connect their dreams to real life in order to interpret them.
They give off a lot of warmth and compassion, which attracts others to them: even if people do not know them, they will feel it unconsciously and will open up to them to tell details of their private lives. People more easily open their hearts to an empath, just as animals will more easily attach to them.
They are listening, empaths know things without being told, and the more they listen, the more they become strong at that. And if they are able to be extroverted, cheerful, and jokers, they can also undergo mood swings, according to the feelings and the thoughts which cross them. They will tend to move easily from joy to depression. When they are unhappy, the empaths cannot hide it, even if they want to, it can be read on their faces. They, therefore, cannot pretend to be happy.
They don't like restrictions: freedom and movement of speech are very important to an empath. Overly strict rules, imprisonment by a control or routine are all things they cannot bear. They feel a need to discover the meaning of life, and to have experiences to have knowledge on many subjects. Empaths are likewise men in the eyes of others who nevertheless often remain silent, and prefer to notice the qualities and achievements of others.
They tend to feel what is outside them more than what is inside them: they capture the feelings of others without necessarily identifying their origin at the beginning, and can even take these emotions as their own emotions (like a sponge). They also know very well how to analyze relationships between people. They know the feelings and intentions of people, even if they have just met them. One of the main drawbacks of the empath is that he can suppress his emotions and build emotional barriers so that others do not know his intimate thoughts and feelings. Also, the empath needs to speak honestly and frankly with others; this constitutes a form of healing for him. He always searches for the truth, and feels the liars because they uncover something false. They hardly tolerate hypocrisy and the unspoken, which are of the same importance to them as what is said.
They are sensitive to images, television, movies, etc. The empath will be easily touched by violence, dramas, shocking scenes, and will try to hold back its tears. He will generally not be able to justify this suffering that he sees and feels.
They are curious, have constantly expanding knowledge and an endless imagination: empaths have a great interest in music, they can switch from a completely different style of music in a few minutes. The words of a song can directly weaken an empath, especially if the latter has just had a personal experience in relation to them. Empaths are also advised to listen to music without words, so as not to play with their emotions. They are also very expressive with language, body, words, thoughts, and feelings. Their creativity is expressed through dance, theatre, or their body expressions.
They are often tired: the empathic ones can feel a constant tiredness, because they are often drained of their energy by dint of feeling the emotions of the others. They find it difficult to lie: empaths find it difficult to lie because they are very expressive, but especially because they have the impression that others feel that they are lying. They actually don't feel anything at all, but the empath acts as if everyone is an empath. Nor can they lie to themselves, or pretend to like something they dislike in their work or in their social activities. They generally work in creative fields (writing, dance, music, etc.) to be able to express themselves and nourish their soul.
In love, the empath can say precisely how the other feels it: the way he loves him, whether he respects it or not, there is no need to ask him. Finding a partner is therefore difficult, and relationships often remain incomprehensible in the eyes of others.
People are generally not aware of this type of sensitivity; they are attracted to them, and will unconsciously reveal very personal things to them. At a time when emotions are seen as weaknesses, this ability can even be seen as a curse for the empath. Have you ever experienced this type of relationship? Do you feel empathic?
Some Empaths are even sensitive to plant energy
This extreme sensitivity applies to both those with who they are intimately close and to strangers. Empaths feel the world around them and they sense what others feel through their highly developed senses and fine intuition. They often internalize the feelings of others without knowing it and they interpret these feelings as their own.
They are able to understand how others feel and understand what they are going through. What sets empaths apart is their above-average level of empathy and how easily they can connect with the feelings of others. And where others feel empathy when interacting, empaths don't always do it. They do not need to rely on the physical senses of sight, hearing, or touch to absorb the emotion and energies around them. They can feel and internalize the emotions of people near or far. Busy places like shopping malls, supermarkets, stadiums, or movie theatres can overwhelm the senses of the empath.
They can invade him with unpleasant emotions, emotions that he feels as if it were his own, he absorbs all the emotions around him. Environments with a heavy atmosphere, low energy, such as nursing homes, retirement homes, and hospitals can cause feelings of depression, physical ailments, and fatigue in the empathic. Thrift stores, depot shops, and antique stores, places that carry residual energy from previous owners can be very exhausting for empaths as they may have a second-hand car or home that already absorbs any their energy.
What is an Empath & Are you one?
Empaths are always looking for solutions, answers, and knowledge. They are deep thinkers. Empaths believe there is a solution for every problem, they will feel frustrated and uncomfortable until they find it, and they will work tirelessly until they are satisfied. Those who are spiritually connected will ask God or the universe for advice and answers. They often feel synchronicities, phenomena that occur, but because they are more connected than most people to the supernatural world, they more easily recognize these coincidences as indicative signs.
Empaths have a great interest in Metaphysics.
Having probably had paranormal experiences, be it near-death experiences, out of body experiences, psychic power, or a bond with those who have joined the Hereafter, they easily integrate this reality into their physical experience without asking questions. They naturally know that these things do not require a rational explanation.
With a natural ability to tap into Universal energy and heal others, empaths tend to be drawn and to work in the field of holistic therapies and in the field of energy. Their sensitivity allows them to feel the emotions of others, to influence their body and mind, and to create harmony in them. To do this, empaths must learn ways to keep other people's energy from becoming their own. Otherwise, the balance and harmony they create in others will cause imbalance and disharmony in them.
Empaths are generally non-violent and non-aggressive people who like peaceful and harmonious environments. The lack of harmony makes them uncomfortable. They will do their utmost to avoid confrontation. If ever they face turbulence, they will play the role of peacemaker and they will seek to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.
They are very sensitive to violence, cruelty, and tragedy, whether real or not. Watching it on TV, in the movies, or reading anything about someone else's physical or psychological suffering is almost unbearable. The suffering of people, children, or animals becomes their own suffering.
Empaths connect deeply with animals of all species.
They vibrate with their energy, they love their purity, and they very much appreciate their unconditional love. Empaths often prefer the company of animals over humans, and often have one or more pets near them. Many empaths become vegans or vegetarians because they can feel the vibrations of the animal they eat. They feel the fear and the suffering of the animal. They do not understand why a beautiful animal does not have the same rights as humans.
As an Empaths feel very deeply
They often work as volunteers, devoting their time with a passion for helping animals, children, those in need, or the environment. These are very attentive people who are really interested in the happiness and well-being of others.
Because of their ability to know things without being told, they can be a great asset to others because they tend to know where others are coming from. But with this ability, others can hardly lie, hide their emotions or hide behind a facade. They know the feelings and intentions of other people, even if they just met them. They can even decipher body language and notice subtle speech inflections undetectable for others. Empaths feel very uncomfortable if they realize that they are being lied to, manipulated, or fake with them.
They don't accept or tolerate this kind of behavior from anyone, including themselves because of the way they feel about it. And even if they are very tolerant at the base, they do not tolerate useless drama, selfish or egocentric behavior at all; especially that of narcissists. They cannot tolerate the negativity of others, especially judgment and jealousy. These attitudes immediately absorb their energy.
They cannot lie to themselves; they cannot pretend to like something they do not like, whether it be social activities or their work. They must feel useful in doing this work or it will end up making them sick emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Many empaths work in creative fields such as art, dance, writing, or music; areas that allow them to express themselves, that nourish their souls, this is essential to their well-being. Nor can they pretend to be happy when they are not, and unhappiness can return at any moment. Empaths are very prone to mood swings because of the bombardment of overwhelming, negative, or positive energy. They can be easy going and happy for a minute and miserable the next minute with no logical transition. When they are unhappy, they cannot hide it, even if they want to. Everyone can read it on their face.