Empathy is awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. It is a key element of Emotional Intelligence, the link between self and others, because it is how we as individuals understand what others are experiencing as if we were feeling it ourselves.
Empathy goes far beyond sympathy, which might be considered ‘feeling for’ someone. Empathy, instead, is ‘feeling with’ that person, through the use of imagination.
The word ‘empath’ has been thrown around recently. According to the above written, empathic people are people who feel a lot. In a word, they feel everything. Not just their own feelings, but also others’ and their energies. We are all more or less sensitive, but empaths are sensitive to such a degree, that it could be described as a superpower in its own right.
Empathic people don’t only feel for other people, but they are also very much in tune with their intuition.
In case you’re curious to find out whether you’re a highly intuitive empath, check these numerous signs out.
You dream about events before they actually happen
Have you ever dreamed in details about an event that actually occurred afterwards? It could be pure coincidence, but it’s probably not. It’s most likely that what you’re experiencing is your intuition at work.
You have a feeling about a bad situation, and you are right about it
Sometimes we get a bad feeling in our guts, but we don’t trust it. But then again, if this keeps repeating constantly, and you end up being right about the situation every time, then it’s very likely that you’re a highly intuitive empath.
You simply connect to some people
When you are with other people, you instinctively feel drawn to certain people and you sense things about them. Some may give out a bad vibe, but others attract you immediately.
You usually end up getting what you want
While most people are struggling to get anything done, you seem to be achieving your goals and dreams with great easiness.
You have to recharge- a lot
Spending time with a lot of people exhausts you, and this in most cases the reason why people may see you as anti-social. This, however, is not true. You quite simply need some time to be alone after being around so many emotions and energies.
You can predict how things work out before they happen
You can usually predict the outcome of a situation in your head, before it even plays out.
You know when someone’s full of it
You can judge well and you know whether a person is being honest without even knowing them.
Even a completely silent room seem noisy
You might happen to sit in a room full of people, surrounded by complete silence, but you still feel as though it’s very loud. This is because you can feel what people are feeling, and it becomes very overwhelming sometimes.
Are you Empath actually?