There are many layers and mysteries to an Empath. So much so, much of their life is spent uncovering and discovering what being an Empath is all about.

Here is a list of some of the less discussed behaviours that sets the Empath apart (as well as a few of the better known ones – thrown in for good measure).

1. An Empath Possesses Emotional Intelligence

Empaths encompass incredible emotional intelligence, which they use to make careful decisions they hope will bring balance into their life and the lives of others. But as emotional intelligence is a rare gift, in a world ran by logic and rules, it can leave the Empath scratching their head at the actions of those who do not function or think in the same way.

2. Empaths are Excellent Judges of Character

Sensing all they do about people and life makes the Empath an excellent judge of character. Their first impressions are always correct.

3. An Empath can Sense Hidden Emotions in Others

An Empath senses others’ emotions. This ability can weaken them, especially when it is emotional pain they feel. They have to learn to detach themselves from emotional pain to stay healthy and happy.

4. An Empath is Easily Overwhelmed

It is easy for an Empath to become overwhelmed without necessarily understanding why. They often look for ways to shelter in vices such as alcohol or drugs. It may take time for an Empath to discover these substances have the opposite effect and make their overwhelm more intense.

5. Empaths have a Face to Fit the Mood

Empaths can show multiple faces to the world. Depending on how they feel will determine which face they wear. When happy, they are an absolute joy to be around. When unhappy or overloaded they may appear quiet or reserved.

6. An Empath is Happy to Listen

They are known as life’s listeners, because nothing makes an Empath happier than to listen to life stories. For most of the time, they prefer to listen than to share their own tales. They like to be heard, but only share their problems with those who they trust. Empaths might avoid sharing their emotional woes with friends so as not to burden them.

7. Empaths have to Protect their Space

Empaths are open and welcoming to those who emit positive energy. They become adept at blocking out those who cause them pain or steal their joy. Empaths quickly learn how precious their space is and avoid filling it with anything or anyone of a low vibration.

8. An Empath will Avoid Unnecessary Conflict 

Empaths are kind, peaceful people who dislike confrontation. It is only when they are defending themselves that a frosty side may be seen. If cross words are expressed in anger it will trouble the Empath for long after they have been said. They would rather avoid conflict and walk away from situations that may cause it.

9. Empaths Don’t Forget

Although forgiving, Empaths do not forget. Any emotional pain caused by others will leave a deep wound that can be reopened by any similar course of action. To protect themselves they may cut people out of their life who have hurt them.

10. An Empath Feels Pain when Observing Cruelty or Violence 

Witnessing acts of cruelty to others, whether human or animal, is unbearable for the Empath. Seeing all the atrocities and violence in the world may stop them from watching the news or reading papers.

11. Empaths Experience Many Synchronicities

Synchronicities become part of an Empath’s life; although they are often passed off as coincidence. When they learn to identify with them, these occurrences unfold more and more.

12. An Empath Can Tap into the Thoughts of Others

Empaths often unknowingly ‘thoughtbomb’ the mental projections of others and pick up on their ideas. It takes awareness for them not to jump on board with another’s thoughts or emotions and take them on as their own.

13. Empaths can Project Their Feelings on to Others

As well as picking thoughts up, Empaths can project what they think or feel on to others without realizing. They also project thoughts and emotions not belonging to them. Once an Empath notices this trait, they can prevent it from happening.

14. Empaths Get Hurt Easily 

Because they are considerate, often putting the needs of others before their own, Empaths find it difficult to understand those who don’t. If you let an Empath down it will hurt them more than it hurts most others.

15. An Empath Always Uncovers the Truth

Empaths find the answers to anything they choose to in life; if they focus their awareness on the question they want answered. It may not be in an instant but it will come within a matter of hours, days or weeks.


The above titbits have been lifted from the book ‘7 Secrets of the Sensitive’. A guide written specifically for the Empath to understand who they are and how to harness their hidden power.

With guidance and personal commitment, an Empath can learn to navigate the myriad of emotional debris they face, both their own and that left by others, and have the magical and well-balanced life they deserve.

If you want to learn more about their ways and discover how to harness your Empath power click on the link below.

Uncover the mysteries of Empath life!


2016©Diane Kathrine

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