What is an Empath?

What is an Empath?

Are you an empath or do you know someone that is? It is important to know and understand what an empath is so that you can learn to see these traits in other people.

There are about 15% of the world that is empath, and this is something that doesn’t get decided based on your sex, what culture you are from, what you look like, your gender or any of that but it comes to people that are called to be.


An empath is someone that is a healer. They are someone that can bring hope into a world that seems dark. Empaths are the people that are emotional and that are able to see and know the feelings and thoughts of others. When the world is hurting, an empath is often there to help the world to heal.

Empaths are not ever often understood because they are the ones that take the problems that others have, and the problems attach to them. This causes them to be burnout or to have addiction problems and sometimes even mental illnesses.

Empaths are the ones that people such as sociopaths and narcissists attach to because they are able to take advantage of their feelings and their compassion. This is why it is so important that you learn to know if you are an empath or if someone that you love is one.

Empaths feel differently than everyone else and they are able to know when someone is upset, angry, sad, or even sick. This makes them often confused at even who they are and why they are having these feelings.


An empath is someone that has strong feelings. This means that they are able to pick up the feelings of the world around them just by being in the room with someone.

An empath has strong sympathy for others, and this means that they care about what someone else is feeling. They will even reach out to those that are hurting and they will be there to give care and love to those around them even if they never get it back in return.

Empathy is someone that is able to show compassion but someone that has empathy does not feel and pick up the emotions that others have, they just understand the emotions of others and they feel sorry for them.

An empath is different because they actually pick up the feelings in their own bodies and minds and they are very sensitive to the energies around them. They are able to know what energy someone is giving off and when they don’t have boundaries, this can be very overwhelming for them.

News and Movies

An empath is someone that might not be able to really sit down and watch television easily. They are not able to listen to the news and the bad things that are happening around the world.

An empath will not feel that they are living a normal life and they will not be able to handle the emotions of those around them that are in the news and the negative things that people are feeling when bad things happen.

An empath is best if they are not on social media and if they are then they need to take breaks from it so that they can keep their mental health strong.

An empath needs to not watch sad movies and other things that will get them feeling low or sad.

Hiding Feelings

An empath knows that they have strong feelings, and they will often hide them so that they do not make other people have to feel for them. If they are hurting in some way, they will not talk about it because they want to be there for you and they don’t want you to be burdened with their problems.

An empath is often emotional and will be there to help you through anything that you are going through but along they way they often hide their own depression and stress.

What if You are an Empath?

Being an empath is a gift of the universe and it is a good thing. You just need to make sure that you are being strong and that you are taking care of yourself.

You can take care of yourself by doing things such as cleansing your aura, staying grounded, meditating, and talking to someone about your feelings.

Do not feel that you have to validate who you are or what you are feeling with others, just be strong, find a great support group and keep being the best that you can be in life.