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The official definition of an Empath is “An Empath is a person with a preternatural ability to apprehend the emotional state of another individual.”

Empaths are human sponges, absorbing everything around them. Empaths are highly sensitive people. They tend to have a lot of food allergies, and have sensitivities to certain materials and chemicals. Many Empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily. They take those feelings into their own energy fields and carry them around all day. This is why it is common for Empaths to experience fatigue throughout the day. Perhaps this is why they choose to spend more time alone, and avoid large groups of people. They need time to clear out their energy, and recharge.

Empaths tend to be the people that friends, family, and even strangers go to to unload their problems. In some cases the problem unloading can manifest as bullying.

They have the innate sense of deciding whether someone is being honest with them or not. They can always tell, and feel what others are thinking.

They will often take on other peoples worries, and carry the weight of the world’s problems on their shoulders. They tend to be worriers, and worry about things that they have no control over. This tends to be a problem for them, as they will over extend themselves to try and heal everyone that they can, expending their own energy to do so.

Empaths are very noise sensitive, and often prefer to sit in silence. Noise can be too overbearing and disturbing for them. It may distract them from their thinking process or they just find it irritating.

Empaths often have ongoing digestive problems, such as IBS and ulcers. The reason for this is because they receive most of their information from their solar plexus chakra, which often becomes blocked. Lower back troubles are also a common ailment of Empaths. Grounding will often correct any back troubles, as Empaths are naturally ungrounded.

As a result of their sensitivities, these people tend to be drawn to holistic therapies, and metaphysical healing. These are the only treatments that tend to be agreeable to them.

Empaths usually prefer to be vegetarians, or vegans. The reason for this is because they can feel the vibrations of the animal that they are consuming. Sometimes it will leave them with a feeling of anxiety or fear. These are the feelings that may have been left behind from the animal’s death.

Empaths are able to develop strong connections with animals. They are very good animal communicators, and often times prefer animals as friends over people. Having a pet or being around animals is essential for an Empath.

Empaths are usually creative geniuses. They, most often, have the ability to create and configure amazing works of art, and have endless creative talents. They are usually good at everything, and just know how to do anything. However, they will never admit to knowing everything or being a genius.

It is a must for an Empath to always be stimulated by what they are doing. For this reason, it is hard for them to do the same thing for a long time. They get distracted or bored easily and go on to do something else more stimulating.

These people, must have careers that they love. They will often find themselves jumping from one career to another because they are always looking to try something new. It is possible however for an Empath to find a career and stick with it for a lifetime.

Empaths are very curious about the world. They will find themselves questioning and reading everything they can to answer their many questions. For the Empath, having unanswered questions can be frustrating, and they will need to find the answers to their questions quickly.

Empths are naturally born to be free. They will never let anyone dictate their time or control them in the workplace. Typically they choose to be entrepreneurs, creators, and healers of the world. It’s hard for them to work in an environment that has many rules, and imposes on their freedom. They are their own person and often choose not to be part of a rigid workplace.

Empaths have a really hard time watching violent films or television shows. Some prefer not to watch television or movies at all. In many cases some films or television shows may be too loud or jarring to their sensitive hearing.

During meditation Empaths will see colors, and often times animals. Most Empaths will usually have links with Native American Heritage, and usually have spirit guides, or groups of spirit guides that are Native American.

It is possible to learn how to use your sensitivities as healing tools. With some time and experience, you can turn your obstacles into gifts.