10 Personal Traits Every Empath Wants To Hide From The World
Living life as an empath could be a blessing and a curse at the same time.
All empaths possess rare qualities which other people don’t have and are also gifted with the ability to feel everything much more intensely than the rest.
However this way they risk to become “emotional sponges” and experience much more emotional pain.
Sometimes you even might not know that your partner, friends, and colleagues (or even you) are empaths because these people tend to keep their special characteristics hidden from the rest of the world.
That’s why we’ve outlined 10 traits of an empath they wouldn’t reveal to others.
If you or your friends possess all of or some of them most probably, they are empaths in disguise.
1. They are overly-sensitive
Empaths feel things on a much more profound level than the others. That’s why they are easily influenced by the people, and the emotions they are surrounded by and even the most trivial problem can depress them. Of course, they would seldom reveal how sensitive they are and would mask themselves one way or another pretending to be tougher than they are.
2. They need to be left alone
Empaths are highly sensitive as they perceive the other people’s feelings deeply which often exhausts them. That’s why they need to spend a lot of time alone to be able to recover their energy or in other words to “recharge.” Although they might try hiding it from you, empaths need their alone time, so if you have a close relationship with an empath you should try to understand how they feel and why they want to be on their own.
3. Give too much to others
Most people would put a lot of efforts to make their close people happy but when it comes to empaths a lot of is a word not strong enough. The reason for that is they always give too much to others, all that they can and very often forget about their own needs. Empaths find it difficult to set boundaries with other people, which is the reason why they sometimes feel drained and could become emotionally unavailable.
4. Their love is extremely deep and strong
An Empath’s love is stronger than any other that exists in this world. These people are ready to die for their significant other or at least to give all that they can to make things work. People who fall in love with an empath are fortunate because they’ve found an amazing partner.
5. Yet they might be afraid from too serious relationships
Although they won’t show it empaths might feel scared when they become seriously involved in a relationship. Not that they don’t want to be with a special someone, but too much togetherness can be hard for an empath to take because they would probably be too deeply invested in the relationship and the partner.
Being sensitive means being able to feel and understand other people’s emotions either good or bad. So when others try to lie to an empath, they would most probably understand it, and this could provoke a strong negative reaction. That is why empaths would avoid people who have betrayed their trust.
7. They are highly intuitive
Because of their sensitivity empaths have developed a strong intuition, about people and situations. However, they would seldom talk about it as they don’t want you to know they feel you are lying to them for example.
8. They adore nature
Empaths love nature in general. They like having rest among nature and feel but seldom have pets, because they consider it wrong to deprive an animal from a normal, free life. Empaths adore seeing animals walking free in their natural habitats. And that’s not all – very often animals can feel the empaths’ sensitivity and act differently around them.
9. They are introverts
Empaths usually feel uncomfortable when they are among many people because most of them are introverted and prefer to have contacts only with their close ones. Almost the same goes for the more extroverted individuals who belong to the group of empaths because they also tend to be picky about who they spend their time with.
10. Sometimes people use them
Helping others while you have your problems is noble but sometimes empaths give too much of themselves to the point others might start using them. However, as empathetic people can sense other people’s feelings, they could usually understand if that is the case but probably won’t reveal even if they know.
It seems that it’s not easy to be an empath in a world that could drain your energy and take advantage of your soft personality.
Here is why it is OK if an empath is trying to hide some of their important traits from the world.
Yet this might not be enough for someone who feels everything so deeply to preserve themselves. That’s why below we’ve shared a good piece of advice given to empaths all around the world by Dr. Judith, the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive.
“As an empath myself, I use many strategies to protect my sensitivities such as fierce time management, setting limits and boundaries with draining people, meditation to calm and center myself, and going out into nature. Being an empath is a gift in my life, but I had to learn to take care of myself. Empaths have special needs. It’s important to honor yours and communicate them to loved ones.”
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