Being an empath is not about having the ability to feel sympathy. Sympathy is when we feel a sense of care and concern for other people. When we sympathize with someone, it means we feel compassion for them and hope that their situation improves.
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of others. When someone is an empath, it means they have an especially deep understanding and connection to the feelings of people around them. Empaths can feel other people’s feeling almost as if they were their own. There is research showing that an empath’s brain is wired that way.
Scientists have identified a specialized group of brain cells that are tied to the ability to empathize. When someone is an empath, it means these cells are especially sensitive. Empaths should look out for people who are sociopaths, psychopaths, and narcissists. In terms of psychology, these people have the opposite traits as an empath.
These people are not able to feel empathy the way that normal people do. Empaths like to protect themselves from being spotted, for a variety of reasons. They can be concerned about who they make connections with and how emotionally difficult these connections might become.
Since empaths experience the emotions of other people almost as strongly as they experience their own emotions, they need to be very careful of the emotions they will encounter.
Here is a list of things that the empaths around you must be hiding from you. Its time you pay attention to the empaths as well.
An empath is a natural born healer and they feel as if they have to look strong for the people around them. Empaths hate being an inconvenience on other people in any possible way, thus they hide their emotions. They most of all hide that they are extremely hypersensitive.
They absorb others emotions
You might not notice it, but when you are having a down day they are too. This is because they absorb the emotions of other people, and they can literally feel other people’s pain to some degree. However, you’ll scarcely hear an empath talk about this. They don’t want to appear crazy, as modern day society would label them as.
Empaths really value alone time. They are so sensitive to the energies of other people that the only calm state they can get is when they are alone. They don’t want to appear rude, so they are commonly extroverted introverts, or an introvert that partakes in extrovert activities.
They become replenished in nature
If you think that you have a friend that is an empath, you might take note that they love to be outside. They often take any chance they can get to go on some kind of nature walk. They do this because nature replenishes them of positive energy!
They’re human lie detectors
An empath has many different abilities when it comes to reading other people. They can easily see through a mask, revealing someone’s true intentions. They are excellent at detecting a lie. If they catch you in a lie they might not even say anything about it. They’ll just always remember it.
They give too much
Like I said before, empaths are natural born healers. They have a natural urge to help other people. They very easily put themselves aside too much and this can cause a lot of emotional trauma for them. If they ignore their own feelings for too long they will all build up an overflow eventually. Watch out for them to be doing a little too much for other people. You might want to warn them of it.
They are creative
Empaths are plentiful in the art community. Musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, and writers are very good at feeling the emotions of other people. Many empaths are artists, even though they don’t like to brag about it. It’s through their crafts that they can express themselves emotionally. Their talent serves as an outlet to set free any emotions they have absorbed.
They seem to be targets for negative people
Empaths do not tend to talk about themselves, but they are well aware of the fact that they are big red targets for negative people. Negative people such as manipulators are attracted to empaths because they are so forgiving and understanding. They absorb all of your positivity and replace it with negativity. They are always terrified of the next person who plans to make a target out of them.
They’re highly intuitive
Empaths are in tune with their intuitive connectedness, and they are able to make very important decisions based on just their gut. They know how to tune in and really feel what the universe is trying to tell them. They pick up on more things than you’d think.
They’re easily stressed
Empaths tend to feel common emotions intensified, and they are very easily overwhelmed and stressed. If they are trying to tackle too many tasks at one time it can be extremely overwhelming to them. It might even take a toll on their health.
They very easily take advantage
Not trying to imply that empaths are weak because they are very strong. However, they are extremely understanding and have an extreme value of any human soul. They can see the sunshine in any kind of storm. This makes them easily taken advantage of by strong manipulators because they know just the right strings to pull.
They love deeply
Empaths are extremely loving people. They care about their loved ones and society as a whole with a true passion. When an empath loves they tend to love very deeply. They have a deeply rooted appreciation for all of the people in their lives. They are the most loyal lovers and are some of the best friends you could ever ask for!