You’ve heard of the term “empath” and it resonates with you. You now may find yourself wondering whether or not you’re actually an empath yourself. While being an empath can manifest in many ways and can be different for everybody, there are some pretty common traits that empaths frequently share. Check out our empath quiz to see whether or not you actually are an empath.
And remember, no cheating allowed! 😉
- Do you intuitively know and understand what other people are feeling?
- Can you feel the emotions of others as if they were your own?
- Do you get easily overwhelmed, anxious and drained in crowds?
- Do you need a lot of alone time?
- Do you feel recharged after spending time in nature?
- Do you have drastic, confusing and super emotional mood swings, for seemingly no reason?
- Have you ever been called “too sensitive” by others?
- Do you instinctively know what would make somebody feel better if they are upset?
- Are you incredibly sensitive to negativity, such as on the news or in movies?
- Can you easily tell if somebody is lying or being inauthentic?
- Do you get easily fatigued?
- Does your mood change depending on who’s in the room?
- Do people generally come to you if they have a problem?
- Have random people or strangers come up to you to tell you their life stories?
- Do you prefer the company of a small group of close friends?
- Do you have odd health ailments that doctors don’t understand?
- Are you prone to anxiety, insomnia or depression?
- Do you consider yourself an introvert?
- Are you sensitive to loud noises, bright lights and other overwhelming stimuli?
- Do you easily adopt the personality traits of other people as if they were your own?
- Do you tend to take life too seriously and forget to laugh and enjoy yourself?
- Do you feel responsible for other people and how they feel, as if you need to “fix” them so they feel better?
- Do you hate small talk and tend to gravitate toward deep and meaningful relationships, even if it’s at a fast pace?
- Do you struggle with shyness or social anxiety around certain people or in certain situations?
- Do you have a hard time saying “no” when people request things from you?
- Do you easily relate to fictional characters in movies, books, etc (meaning you can feel how the characters feel, even though they’re not real?)
- Do you struggle with putting yourself first and taking care of your own needs because you tend to care for everybody else instead?
- Do you find yourself needing distance in your close relationships, even if you love the other person a lot?
- Do you find it difficult to feel and understand yourself and your own emotions because the external emotions you pick up on are too strong?
- Do you feel emotions on a mass scale? For example, feeling the pain of the world and the people on it as a whole?
If you answered yes to 7 or more of these questions, the chances are very likely that you are an empath. And to that I would like to say, welcome to the club! You are in good company. 🙂
You’re an empath. So what the heck do you do now?
So now that you know that you’re an empath, you may be wondering where to go from here. Discovering that you are an empath can be an overwhelming and emotional experience (as if you didn’t already have enough emotions to deal with, am I right?!), but this website is here to provide you with many tools to make it a bit easier to deal with your newfound knowledge.
I recommend heading on over to the empath FAQ page, where you will find an extensive list of information and links to other articles with actionable steps that will help you learn how to thrive with your ability.
Empath empowerment is a totally attainable goal, but it definitely helps if you have some support. You don’t have to be alone on this journey. Welcome home, my friends!