What Is An Empath.- DefinitionI came across this definition in my psychic ability group in yahoo defining an empath, I copied to share hoping it helps others understand "What is an Empath?"
Marked by an acute sensitivity to the feeling of others, Empaths can
actually feel another's pain and can heal it in some way. Since
Empaths pick up on the feelings of others, there is a great
understanding and ability to really "see" the other person. Others
> tune into the Empaths energy and tend to gravitate towards them
knowing they are "safe" with this empathetic person.
Empaths can have a very expressive personality, are great listeners
and often seen counseling and not just in the professional area, they
will always find themselves helping others out and putting their own
needs aside to do so. Very often there can be a swing to the opposite
end of the spectrum being quiet with a need to withdraw from the
outside world to be alone and daydream. Empaths are passionate
towards nature, beauty, animals and children. Animals are especially
dear to the heart. There is often an attraction to a special kind of
animal but empathy towards all animals is a common characteristic.
Animals and young children are especially attracted and drawn to the
Empath's qualities. There tends to be an immediate connection of
Empaths make great friends or lovers for life but are literally
crushed if the friendship or relationship is abused. They will
through many experiences and heartaches become more selective. Though
Empaths may have a large circle of friends, they generally only have
a few trusted ones. Oftentimes Empaths attract jealousy in others
because of their many talents, loving nature and natural ability to
get along with and network with so many people. The jealousy will
hurt an Empath as they really cannot comprehend this behavior, or
lack of compassionate understanding.
Empaths usually achieve in quiet and not one to brag about their
talents and interests. They will often promote the talents of others
before their own. Accepting compliments are not always easy. Empaths
are usually facially expressive as well expressive with their
emotions and feelings. Talking openly and honestly on all topics is
characteristic of an Empath. Because Empaths are frequently the
recipient of listening to others problems they often retreat into the
quiet of their minds eye. Oftentimes, the need to block out others is
great so that the energy balance is restored.
Empaths tend to be peacemakers, are non aggressive and non violent.
In fact, there is an acute sensitivity to violence of any kind on TV,
in films and especially in "real life" situations. Any infliction of
pain or violence to others, especially animals and children will
cause the Empath to feel physically ill and retreat. Oftentimes the
memories of those images will replay.
Hope this helps! CindySue (Mystic)