There are lots of different types of empathic types – and lots of different personality traits that we share – but the truth is, each one of us is unique – different – and we experience the world (and our inner lives) in vastly different ways. Some of us love to spread the love – others are “softies” and feel the pain and the problems of every person we meet. Others are deeply intuitive, self aware, introspective and adventurous. You don’t need to be any type of empath to be a deeply sensitive soul… simply need to be completely yourself – and comfortable with how your intuition – your emotion – and the unique expression of your experience – wants to come through you, in any (and every) moment. –

Ian Ross

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Here are 10 types of empaths we encounter most often…..and the different ways these sorts of empathic qualities can manifest in how you see (and feel) the world.  (note – you may have several of these qualities)

1.Feeling empaths. (emotional sponges, you find other people’s emotions easy to absorb)

2.Introverted empaths. (you feel “lived” and owned by your own emotions, moment to moment, which leads to withdrawal)

3.Dharma driven empaths. (you feel the need to heal the world, to share your gift and to wake up the world with your work)

4.Dreamer empaths. (your strongest skills tend to come out when you sleep – often in lucid dreams and dream visitation experiences, often with loved ones you’ve lost, who have crossed)

5.Bohdhisattva empaths. (you feel the pain of the world, absorb it and seek out solutions to solve the BIG problems we all face together.

Your motivations are generally spiritual and selfless – and there is very little “me” focus.  If you’re interested in expanding these natural tendencies as a “world saver”, check out our courses for bodhisattva oriented empaths, here.  

6.Inspirational empaths. (your motivation is generally to cultivate a community and transform a tribe of peers. You are a leader, and others flock to you naturally)

7.Introspective empaths. (you tend to keep your gift to yourself, and think deeply about problems – both your own – your friends, family and even strangers…..YET, other than your close knit soul circle, no one would know the depth of your sensitivity)  Introspective empaths also tend to avoid large groups, are sensitive to sound, and can often be thought of as moody, aloof, and even “elitist”….even though we really just prefer to process things on our own


8.Energetic empaths. (you pick up on the energy of others, but not always, their emotions. You may feel sleepy – or speedy – simply by being in the presence of others whose bodily energy you absorb)

9.Aura empaths. (you may have all of the traits above – or some of theme – but you see, feel, or even taste the aura’s of others. You see, feel; and even speak in “colors”. (you may also  show signs of synesthesia which is the ability to , hear colors, taste sounds, and other blending of senses that only a very small percentage of people will ever understand.

10. Spiritual empaths. (you are a medium – or have the innate ability to feel, sense or see spirit. (note – for those of you who are natural empaths but want to accentuate your “medium” muscle, we recommend “how to talk to spirits” by renowned gifted medium, Michael Martin.

New: the guided meditation below covers a practice called “sense sinking” which is a great introduction for moving from ordinary states of awareness, to expanded states of magic, mystery and meaning….as a spiritually sensitive person.

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How do REAL empaths experience the world differently than you do? The truth is, we all have a “baseline” of empathic personality traits. After all, we all feel sad when we lose someone we love, or hear terrible news somewhere far away in the world, or even watch a movie where misfortune is visited upon our favorite characters.

The difference between an “empath” and an ordinary person, is the depth of despair. (or the HEIGHTS of happiness many empaths will feel for the GOOD fortune of others as well – something called MUDITA (translated into “Sympathetic joy” in English) a revered state of mind in the Buddhist tradition and a trait that the Buddha called one of the 4 great mind states that a human being could inhabit on their way to becoming fully enlightened)

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