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Are You an Empath?

An empath is a highly sensitive person who is naturally tuned into all types of energy (both positive and negative) that is being emitted by humans (including their emotions and physical symptoms),  animals, the environment, electromagnetic frequencies, geophysical stress (i.e. weather, natural disasters) and even non-physical beings. They are emotional sponges and have a higher sensitivity to outside stimuli such as sounds, smell, taste, touch, crowds, and hectic environments.  Empaths have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive reading body language, gestures, tone of voice, and energy. They can also sense thoughts, feelings, emotions and illness. They also have the intuitive gift of Clairempathy. Research has shown that Empaths tend to have unique variations in their central nervous systems that cause them to have these unusual sensitivities. You can read about the traits of being an Empath here.

An Empath is similar to being an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), however HSPs don’t absorb the thoughts, emotions or ailments of others and they don’t get the same "hunches" that empaths do. Most empaths fall into the category of HSP, but not all HSPs are empaths.

It can be hard to navigate as an Empath in today's world. Many empaths may experience things like panic attacks, depression and/or chronic fatigue. If not careful, they can binge on things like food, drugs or alcohol, and more likely than not, Empaths can exhibit many other physical symptoms that defy traditional diagnosis in the field of western medicine.

Empaths can truly be disliked by other people simply because, without intending to, they can energetically mirror back the entire inner angst and lack of personal integrity of another, exposing an unwillingness to face their own dishonesty, greed, hatred, and desire to hide from the truth as well as from themselves. This can happen completely outside the empath’s conscious awareness as they tend to keep sending out light which can irritate another’s demons while being perplexed at the reactions. It can literally drive those who thrive on inauthenticity out of their minds.

Supposedly only 1 to 2 percent of the population are Emapths and they bring a lot of heart and care to the world and feel things very deeply. It is important for an Empath to learn how to protect their own energy, how to re-charge, and how to practice self-care as they navigate in today’s world.


When I first discovered that I was an Empath, I found it challenging to find information on the topic, as well as to connect with others who could assist me.

I have a private Facebook Group that connects Empaths, and those who have family members who are Empaths. If you are looking for more resources, or to connect with more like-minded people, consider joining:

Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you on your journey as an Empath.

You may wish to visit my Pinterest Board that is dedicated to the topic of Empaths, as well as check out some of my blog posts on either of my blogs both  here and here.

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