There are lots of different types of empaths, if you read social media and believe spiritual “influencers” understand human psychology 🙂
But in reality, according to much research, there is very LITTLE research on what actually makes up an empathic personality type, from the standpoint of science.
Dr. Judith Orloff is probably the most highly cited researcher in the field of empathic personality type, as well as introverts, and highly sensitive people overall.
Her research (which is incomplete and a bit outdated for 2022) reflects 3 different types of empaths.
- Physical Empaths
- Emotional Empaths
- Intuitive Empaths (which many people here in our psychic and spiritual mediumship community, including some of our more well known celebrity mediums, feel themselves to be)