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How to Know if You Are an Empath

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If you have searched for this page, and have been looking for a while, chances are that you are an Empath and you absolutely know that this article describes you. Empaths actually feel other people's feelings, health, concerns and most often have a second, third or more type of psi-ability such as telepathy. Read below and determine your potential as an Empath. If half of the statements feel exactly like you, you are likely an Empath. If most of these sound like “that is exactly like me”, then you have found what you are looking for as, indeed, you are an Empath. Do you...


Seeing Signs That You Are an Empath

  1. Reading people's feelings without trying.Empaths know what a person is feeling regardless of how a person “looks” on the outside?
    • He or she may be smiling, but you know absolutely they are anxious or depressed.
  2. Finding people gravitating to you for help.Empaths are often drawn, almost compelled to help them?
    • People you have never met before may open up their deepest secrets to you, for example, while grocery shopping.
  3. Craving alone time.Empaths need time alone with almost no external input.
    • This is not just a preference, but a need to avoid getting overwhelmed by emotional information from others.
  4. Knowing information when it is asked for.Empaths have this trait even as children.
    • Others perceived this to be precocious as you all too often answered adults in conversation with the correct answer. Sometimes, in school, you did not need to study but just knew the answers.
  5. Feeling strong emotional impacts everywhere.Empaths feel emotions while walking down the street when passing complete strangers.
    • Knowing, absolutely knowing, when someone is in crisis with their health or emotions?
    • If so, do you often have a sense of what is wrong?
  6. Feeling emotional impacts from animals as well.Empaths take in signals from people and animals, often equally.
    • Have you ever felt in passing that a dog or cat was depressed? Joyous? Nervous?
    • Can you help to calm or help alleviate depression in a pet, even someone else's that you just met?
  7. Waking up startled by sudden and intense feelings, and know they are not yours?
  8. Feeling emotional “ripples” in the world?
    • If there is a catastrophe that elicits a strong emotional response from masses of people, can you feel them? See them?
  9. Knowing who is calling without being near a phone or cell phone.Empaths can feel someone is reaching out.
    • You might even tell others who is calling them and not think that is unusual.

Finding Ways to Survive and Thrive

  1. Spend time outdoors, or with plants, sunshine or moonlight.
    • Does this both energize you and help to feel calm?
  2. Avoid large groups of people when needed.Empaths often sense too much emotional information everywhere. It is overwhelming.
  3. Avoid the use of the television, especially for news, as it is upsetting rather than informative.
    • You may even resent the broadcasters as they seem to have no emotional ties to what is happening in our world.
  4. Be careful of the Empath's tendency to addictive personality.Empaths often crave substances and routines.
    • Although any compulsive behavior will work, Empaths very often will use mind-altering substances.
    • These can dampen your natural empathic ability.
    • Not all Empaths like being Empaths. All Empaths have times when they wish they were not. Being an empath does make parts of life more difficult. Drugs or alcohol can, for a while, help to minimize the overwhelming thoughts and feelings of others.
  5. Do not deny being different.The truth of what sets you apart from others will not always feel like a gift. At times, it may feel like a prison or a curse. But it is a gift.

Using Empath Ability for the Good

  1. Avoid danger or warn others when you sense hostility.Hostility is a large and unmistakable emotional mass for an Empath.
    • Once one has sensed this specific set of vibrations and learned that it means hostility or danger, it can be avoided or sidestepped rather easily.
    • Even if others to not know you are an Empath, in most groups it is easy to suggest taking one hallway, road or path versus another, thereby bypassing the threat.
  2. Knowing always if someone is telling you the truth or not saves time and energy.This knowledge eliminates confusion and frustration in many aspects of life.
  3. Being good custodians of the earth is a given with Empaths.Most Empaths are very strongly connected to the earth and all living things.
  4. Helping others using both a professional skill and Empathic ability is also a calling for many Empaths.For clients, this ability paves the road for trust, feeling safe and supported and having someone value you for exactly who you are.
    • Getting angry at an empath is a big mistake and feels like having a bucket of water thrown in their face. An inexperienced empath is likely to wonder what's going on and feel very upset. An experienced empath might respond rather more abruptly. Either way you won't understand just how offended the other person feels.
    • Remember that although you will always feel driven to some extent to help others and be a good custodian of our world, it is not up to you alone. Do not allow yourself to be depleted or taken hostage emotionally.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    What does it mean if I am sickened by someone on first meeting?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It means you are feeling the person's bad aura/vibrations. First your soul detects it and, if you remain in the vicinity, starts sharing it with your body. The body then expresses it with nausea or other symptoms.There are protections you can learn, but it's easier to just leave if possible.
  • Question
    Is it possible to be both an empath and an indigo child?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it is certainly possible. When you are an empath and an indigo child, it is important to not be afraid to be yourself and to be different.
  • Question
    Why am I able to tell when someone is pregnant empathically?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    First your soul feels the soul of the baby, then you become consciously aware of it. With practice, you may learn to tell if it's a boy or girl, twins, etc.
  • Question
    How do I turn my empath abilities on after I turned them off and avoided them for a long time?
    Community Answer
    It depends on how and why you turned them off in the first place. Work through the reasons as these will cause a block to you being open. Do some exercises like being aware of people around you that you trust and checking in with them.
  • Question
    Is it an empathetic trait to know what is going to happen in the lives of my loved ones?
    Sarah Paskow
    Community Answer
    No, this is future vision, or prediction. An empath is someone who strongly feels other people's feelings.
  • Question
    How does someone become an empath?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Some believe you have to be born empathic. However, you can try getting in tune with your own self and the feelings of others.
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  • How can I cope with this condition?
  • How do I not let other people run my life if I am an empath?
  • How do I get professional help for this? I'm currently seeing a therapist but she's not good at helping me control this
  • How can I stay away from alcohol?
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  • Being an Empath can be very draining, especially when you don't know why you feel so different from others. Even so, it is also a gift as you help people and the world they live in to heal.
  • Do not avoid being who and what you are. If you do, you will only "clog up" and almost always feel "off kilter", anxious and overwhelmed.
  • Stay away from "emotional vampires". These are people who are emotionally extremely needy even in the best of times. They will seek you out and drain you. It is extremely important to cut your ties with them.
  • Recharge through meditation, spending time in nature, swimming or wading, being with animals etc.
  • If possible, look for a spiritual or Empathic friend who may provide you with some feedback or counsel. Being accepted by someone for all of you goes far in accepting all that comes with being an Empath.
  • Empaths can usually pick out other Empaths in a group of people. Coffee bistros, new age stores and outdoor places not frequented by most are good places to find another Empath. Twelve step meetings are also healthy in the number of Empaths
  • If you have a “slip” and accidentally say something out loud that you should have no way of knowing, do not bury yourself in guilt or shame. Just tell others that you have a knack for picking things up from people at times, and let it go.
  • Read, read, read. There is a great deal to learn from other Empaths, their writings, sharing, etc. You can find them by applying to be a member.
  • Respect your gift, but only use it when you feel it is right to do so. You will intuitively know.


  • The more skillful you are in taking care of yourself and your gift, the better able you will be to help others with the use of this gift.
  • Make sure you are not "alone" with this ability and that someone else both knows you and accepts you. Feeling isolated can be debilitating, and if you are "attacked" by even another Empath, you will have support. Your emotional needs count as well.
  • If you feel the absolute need to have peace and quiet, or to be alone, or hug a tree, trust your instincts. They will serve you well in helping yourself and others.
  • If you think you are beginning to have a problem with drugs or alcohol, you probably are. Get help quickly and devise other strategies to cope with dynamics of being an Empath.

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Aug 21, 2019

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Jun 14, 2019

"I liked the fact that I can say yes to most of the things mentioned in this article. I have fallen into addictionbecause the feeling was too much. Now that I have sobriety, I have found my gift. Now I need to manage it safely for me and educate myself. :)"


Aug 19, 2019

"I always felt others' emotions. I'm going through a situation at the moment whereby I feel emotions randomly from aparticular person whom I was lead to believe was in love with me. I discovered through your one piece of information on others' emotions."


Sep 12, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019

"Whether I like it or not, I cannot control that I have this gift that seems more like a curse at times. I've beendifferent all my life. I'm 54 years old, and I have to keep family members at bay, because they drain me though I love them very much."

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"First 2 sections were the most helpful. Last section wasn't clear at first, but then I got the basic meaning. Takecare of yourself and your environment. Try to inspire others with what you've learned, but don't feel guilty for others' misdeeds."

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Aug 30, 2019

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Sep 16, 2019

"Confirmation was good. I am happy to see now that there is a name for the feelings I have. I have been told that Ihave a calming and wise spirit all of my life. I no longer feel the need to dismiss these feelings, but rather honor the gift."

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Britt Burrola

Jun 22, 2019

"When it said right there in black and white, "Don't let people take you emotionally hostage," it seemslike that is a skill I need to learn how to control. Just knowing I'm not alone and that there are others like me makes me happy."

Dawn Shackleford

Oct 6, 2019

"It helped just finding out why I'm so easily upset at sad news about people I do not know. Why I get exhausted andenergy-depleted watching the news, and require alone time and 12 hours of sleep to recover."


Mar 6, 2019

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Sep 17, 2019

"What stood out for me is the calm advice that this article gave me. It made me feel accepted and relieved, becausethis article feels like it comes from a fellow empath. Thanks for the article."


Aug 3, 2019

"Excellent article. Some of own characteristics, or likes, I thought, were actually my way of surviving being anempath. Times spent alone, quiet, outside, near water and the company of a pet!"


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