11 Signs You’re a Natural Empath (And The 2 Things Empaths “Feel” Differently)

We get a lot of questions about empathic traits, signs and tendencies, and this article (below) has a really good list of some very common traits that many empaths share, along with some of the pitfalls along the path as well!

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  • 1.Feel the emotions of others without trying
    2.Get drained by overbearing personalities even if they’re not talking to us
    3.Sense spiritual dimensions that others ignore or find impossible to believe
  • 4.Are energized and improved by simply being alone
  • 5. Find it impossible to ignore the pain and immerse ourselves in the problems of those we love
  • 6. Side with the underdog and oppressed
  • 7. Feel called to social justice issues, even if we’re introverted and less likely to yell or scream (although some of us certainty can….and do!)


Am I a natural empath?  How can I tell?  What do empaths feel differently than most people?  Can being too empathic be a problem?  Can you be TOO sensitive to the emotions or energies of others?

1. You sense others’ pain and sadness.

2. You pick up quickly if someone means one thing, but says another.

3. You feel drained if you are around certain people.

4. You get strong first impressions of people—both negative and positive—that end up being spot on.

5. You see something sad—for instance, an animal being hit by a car—and it takes you much longer than others to stop feeling sad or sick about it.

6. Others don’t understand how deeply you feel and why you can’t just “let it go.”

7. You always feel like you view life from a different perspective than everyone around you. It seems like no one is “like you.”

8. You’ve experienced the sensation that you are feeling the pain of the whole world.

9. There are times when you feel so overwhelmed with the pain of the world that you want to crawl under the blankets and not interact with anyone for a few days.

10. You can’t watch or read the news or watch sad or violent movies because it’s too upsetting or makes you sick.

11. You repeatedly feel the same emotions or sensations around the same people. (For instance, every time you see a particular friend, you feel anxious or sad for no particular reason.)

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Does any of this resonate with you? If you’ve felt isolated or ignored, overlooked or under appreciated, you may have a special spiritual sensitivity that CAN make you a spiritual superhero, if you’re ready to embrace it!

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  1. I have been told that I am an old soul with healing abilities but after reading this I am firmly convinced that I am an empath. I have all of these traits and plenty more. Been searching my entire life to find my true calling, maybe this is it. I am a caregiver for a lady that has many afflictions, with rapidly declining health. I find I am drawn to people with health and emotional problems. I really love to be around people, to communicate with them, but find I become overpowered rather quickly by what I pick up from them.

  2. Thank you for this great info. I also have all these traits and I feel miss understood almost all of the time. At this current moment I feel so hurt by my boss no complaints about my work but say I have to improve on my skills with my colleagues at work. I always greet them but I work with finance and invoicing and if I am sad or feel angry I don’t talk I always greet but I believe that the person I am talking to might also feel like that and we can start having a miss understanding and lose the friendship. Now my boss say I creates an atmosphere and people are afraid of me. I always help immediately. I feel hurt and don’t want them to feel like that but I am hurt and don’t know how to change. What should I do? Thank you

  3. I sence things that are so weird, an acquaintance one asked me if she should take her husband back. Without even thinking about it I said, “if you take him back you will lose your children. She reunited with her husband and later that year, the husband and both children were traveling in a car during a heavy downpour, the car went off a wooden bridge, flipped oven in the swollen creek and they all three drowned.
    Another time I was talking with a husband and wife when I looked at the husband and said, “I have always been afraid of dying with brain cancer.” It was such a weird off the subject remark that it embrassed me and I excused myself and left. About 3 years later I learned that he had died from brain cancer.
    The empath part is that if I am near someone sick, I begin to feel sick also. I dont have to know the person, just be near them.
    Sometimes when I am shopping and I usually avoid crowds, but in a crowded store I sometimes pickup on vibes so strong that I have to move away from the area that I am in
    Another thing, preverbal babies are drawn to me. I get a peaceful feeling from them.
    Dogs that are aggressive to others will back away from me.
    I could easily tell you a dozen more just like this. I feel that I am not only empathic but also clairvoyant. I have always felt like the weird oddball. I dont tell others these things but felt safe to do so here.

  4. I can totally resonate with these Empath traits! I feel Up & Down with My Energy! I Love being out in Nature & Water 😁😁😁This is how I can claim My Energy back! Music is also very Uplifting to Me! Being in Solitude when Everything gets too much! Clearing My Energy regularly & surrounding Myself with Angelic protective Light! 😇💜🙏🏻💜🙌🏼🦋🦋🦋

    1. I recently had the best experience I ever recall. I rode the train across the country, stayed at B&B’s, dined in restaurants, went to coffee shops, rode the ferry, rented a car and didn’t ever want to come home. This was my first solo trip, but I sure hope to do it again.

  5. I know I am an Empath I fit just about every trait you mention….and there are times like right now with everything going on with the world with the COVID-19 going around the world its causing me alot of stress and pain and just feel so drained I have to stay away from people for the most part.

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