Empaths: The Extra-Sensitive People
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This essay explains very well the nature of an empath of which is who I am. I have mentioned the nature of an empath before but have not gone into depth about the topic. I hope you enjoy reading this essay.
Written by Tyler J. Hebert
An empath is a person that is hypersensitive to the emotions and energy of other people, as well as animals. They have the ability to feel physically the emotions of a person/animal standing within their auric field. Empaths have a sense of “knowing” and accurate intuition.
They are the people who feel their way through life. Being born highly sensitive and with the ability of empathy to help them, they understand their surroundings on a deeper level than the physical. This ability gives them the opportunity to help people heal through “stepping into the shoes of a person” to gain a better understanding of their situation.
Most empaths are born with a ‘knowing’ that aids them as a form of guidance. They intuitively seem to ‘know’ there is more to a story than what meets the eye. This is why it is very difficult to lie to an empath. They are also attuned to their intuition, as it is a dominant trait, thus allowing them to be more spiritually evolved than most because they are born with a connection to their higher consciousness. They live a life through their soul without the need of development.
Their sensitivity to the emotions and feelings of others permits them to feel every emotion and energy that vibrates in their presence. When someone is angry, an empath will feel the anger throughout their body. The anger feels to them like a speeding train carrying chaos on an unstable track. This is why an empath might sometimes hold in their emotions until they burst. They don’t understand the feeling of anger, nor do they understand the feeling of fear. They are usually happy people whose energy fosters optimism in others, along with feelings of deep thought and self-reflection. They are often brilliant, independent, imaginative, creative and adventurous as children.
They are frequently the people one “can’t help but love.”Empaths are very understanding of other people and their positions. They don't usually pass judgment on someone without their opinion from an encounter through prior experience as a frame of reference. They will ask questions to gain their perspective on someone or something. When someone justifies something about someone, it means nothing to an empath, because how someone views another person is only one side of the story. This trait can sometimes result in the empathic person being considered as fake, or two-faced, as they have a liking for everyone. They try hard to please others as that is in their fundamental nature.
Television shows, books, videos, movies, and the news can negatively impact the empathic person. Violence, chaos, obscene behavior, emotional dramas and depressing stories depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted people and animals can easily bring an empath to tears. They do not tolerate injustice and speak on behalf of their perception of what is and what should be.
At times, they can act like a psychological “sponge” and unconsciously absorb emotions from others. Sometimes they can feel the emotions of a person who is many miles distant from them and nearby to the empath.
When an empath is undeveloped, they don’t have the knowledge to understand the importance of distinguishing which emotions are theirs and which are absorbed from other people. Often this will leave them to experience different and random levels of emotions and energy. They might experience feelings of being drained, moodiness, depression, anger for no reason that they can name, at the time unsure about life and self-conscious. It’s hard to understand the identity of an empath when they aren’t even able to familiarize themselves with their emotions.This is why it is important for an empath to development their ability to master their gift.
Often they are born with a natural skill for observation. It comes naturally to them to study the body language and tone of voice of people. This is often how they identify them. Their liking for one depends on one’s choice of words, body movement and facial expressions.
Some are born to be innovators and can be writers, singers, musicians and artists of the world, quite often exhibiting a high degree of creativity and imagination. They are known for many talents as their interests are diverse and varied. They may be curious about the world's many cultures and religions and view them with a broad-minded perspective.
Empaths are the psychic sponges of the world. They soak up all the psychic and emotional static that other people give off. Being an empath is one of the most common psychic abilities, but it is also the most challenging.
Many empaths go through a suicidal stage because they do not understand their ability and become quiet and withdrawn from their outside world. Some become loners or maybe depressed, neurotic, daydreamers or even narcissistic individuals. When an empath is undeveloped the emotions will overtake their lives. This causes them to become depressed to the point that they lose touch with their feelings by not allowing themselves to feel anything. An empath going through depression may have an influence on the people around them. It can be felt by anyone in the empaths presence. Their gift can cause some to suffer from self-medicated addictions such as drugs, alcohol and often food.
It is common for empaths to put the needs of others before those of their own. By nature they are often selfless, putting the needs of others before their own. Being able to feel openly what is outside of them can cause them to ignore what is inside of them. They are great listeners, which makes them some of the greatest people to talk with. Some are known as the “mother hen” of their family, along with being the psychologist amongst peers.
To classify, there are two basic types of empaths: Emotional and Cognitive
The emotional empath can feel physical the emotions and energy of the other person, as though their emotions were contagious. This kind of empathy makes someone well-attuned to another person’s inner emotional world.
A cognitive empath has a conscious need to put them imaginatively in the place of another. This is done to genuinely understand a person, which requires the consciousness to identify truth with one's immediate perceptions of long-standing thought or belief.
Emotional empaths can be further divided into the subcategories listed below:
Manifesting – Having the ability to create their reality and infuse the reality of others
Intuitive – Able to sense/feel the attitudes/emotions of others.
Healing - The ability to take in the energy of others and transmute it.
Spiritual - Can sense the other person's oneness with their god.
These are the types of Cognitive Empaths that have so far been identified:
Precognitive - The ability to predict a certain outcome and see where paths lead.
Telepathic – Can share houghts and feelings with another, over a distance
Judgement – Readily able to distinguish truth from lies and good from evil.
Seer – Can see where the emotions are coming from, along with the cause.
Some of the more rarely-found empaths are:
Animal empath – They can “talk” with animals and understand their needs
Shaman – In-tune with nature; speaks with animals and plant life.
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