The truth about authentic empaths is stranger than fiction.
Although they sound like characters out of a supernatural novella, empaths are normal people just like you and me. However, they have a few extra “quirks” which you may have noticed.
1. Empaths Take On Your Energy
It’s not something they do on purpose, but empaths tend to take on the energy of those who are around them. If they see you crying, they are instantly going to start the water-works as well. This even goes for watching something emotional transpire on the television; empaths are emotional conduits.
2. Extreme Intuition
Everyone has some form of intuition, or gut reaction, as most people refer to it. The difference with authentic empaths is that their intuition comes at an extreme level. It is actually a very unique skill that has been perfected and honed, which the general public doesn’t seem to posses. Empaths can know what you are feeling, what your intentions might be, and can understand what you are thinking, as if they were an extension of your personal being.
3. They Can’t Be Around People For Long
Empaths find it difficult to be around people for too long because their energy is easily drained. They give so much of themselves to others, that they end up feeling tired and exhausted. It is easy for them to want to help others, but in doing so usually leave little to no energy for themselves. Sometimes this can lead to feeling angry, frustrated, or irritated and not knowing why. Empaths will need to learn how to pull back sometimes and save some power for themselves. There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first now and again.
4. Empaths Attract Damaged People
It feels good to help someone, right? Of course it does. And empaths love, love, love that feeling. It invigorates their soul to help someone find peace and healing. Unfortunately, not everyone wants to be healed, and some people actually prefer to live in a toxic cesspool of chaos. We call them narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths, but the bottom line is they are manipulative personalities and they are drawn to empaths.
5. Empaths Don’t Do Big Crowds
It might sound strange, but not to an empath. They get confused with introverts but the similarities between an empath and those who prefer to stay in solitude pretty much end there. Empaths enjoy the company of others, but not crowds. Loud noises, and the conflicting energies of so many people can be overwhelming to an empath.
6. Empaths Must Live Near Nature
You know how the saying goes. Location, location, location. And nothing is more apt than location for where an empath lives. They need nature, or they will go crazy. The hustle and bustle of city life can drain them until they feel utterly hopeless. They know they can’t save the world, but living around too many people will force them to feel like they must. So they choose to live in smaller areas, closer to nature for when they need to recharge and rekindle their inner flame.
7. Empaths Are The Best Lie Detectors
Don’t try to lie to them because they know better. Even before you open your mouth, they can see what’s coming. Empaths have such an incredibly strong sense of intuition, they feel your lies when you say them, not just hear them. It’s not worth risking a friendship or relationship with these kind-hearted souls. Just stay honest, they are extremely understanding individuals.