Understanding An Empath

Empaths are people who have an extraordinary capacity for empathy and compassion towards others. They have a heightened sensitivity to the energy and emotions around them, which enables them to pick up on subtle signals that others may miss.

In addition, empaths possess extrasensory perception and intuitive abilities that allow them to read the thoughts and emotions of others with great accuracy. They can sense when someone is feeling sad, anxious, or happy, and can often pick up on nonverbal cues such as body language and facial expressions.

Because of their finely tuned senses, empaths can easily detect when someone is lying or when something feels off. They have a remarkable ability to sense when someone is being insincere or hiding something, and they are rarely wrong.

Empaths have quite a few quirks, traits and characteristics that are worth knowing about, so that any relationship formed has a strong survival chance and also so that it thrives.

Empaths can be deeply misunderstood. It can take time to get to know them before they are ready to fully unravel and until their magnificent spirit feels safe to shine.

Love with an empath will be intense, as they are energetically sensitive, and will pick up on everything and anything that is happening around them.

Empath have the capacity to experience other people’s emotions as deeply as they feel their own, regardless if the other person has communicated how they feel.

It is impossible to attempt to hide true feelings when romantically involved with an empath as they will likely have figured out how someone feels about them long before the person feeling them has.

Empaths are highly intuitive yet, they sometimes fail to trust their inner voice as in the past many people may have tried to wrongly convince them their intuition was wrong.

This can cause empaths to doubt themselves, so they push aside their intuition, causing them to lose faith in their inner power. That being said, the little nagging voice in the empath’s head will not subside until the reality and truth has been fully uncovered.

Empaths like truth. However hard the truth is to handle, they would rather be told things straight than told a lie, even a white one. Although the truth isn’t always pretty, it is far better than spending days and nights trying to make sense of all the complicated energies and subliminal messaging systems going on.

If there’s one thing empaths are amazing at it is dealing with a raw and honest relationship. Although they can be rather delicate creatures on some levels, their strength in relationships is found when honesty, trust and loyalty are the priorities.

Empaths can be perceived as having hearts that are caged in, however, this is only true when they have been deceived so many times they feel their only option is protection. The true spirit of an empath wants to give and receive love in abundance, though they are only able to do this when they feel safe and secure they are in a safe place to open and allow love to flow.

Empaths often direct their love to the wrong places, which can be a tragic aspect of their character. Empaths feel the pain and suffering of the world and are driven to heal and alleviate the anguish of humanity. This immense compassion is a powerful force that the world desperately needs, yet it can also be a painful way to live.

Unfortunately, not everyone shares the empath’s view of the world, and this can lead to a constant stream of heartbreak and disappointment for the empath. Many people may take advantage of the empath’s love, kindness, and generosity without offering anything in return.

While this can be a valuable lesson in unconditional love and self-preservation, it can also be a deeply painful experience. Empaths may struggle to understand why others are not more caring, considerate, and affectionate, and why so many people are indifferent to the suffering and heartbreak around them.

When an empath feels overwhelmed by the pain of the world, what they crave the most is loving support and understanding. Knowing that they are not alone in their desire to use their powerful healing energy to make a difference in the world can create a lifelong bond between partners.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for empaths to fall victim to those who take advantage of their trusting and caring nature. This can lead to painful lessons and a sense of mistrust, causing them to put up emotional barriers and walls for protection.

Empaths are not inclined to take from others; they are natural givers. Without proper boundaries to protect themselves, they can deplete their energy reserves, resulting in a broken heart and a loss of faith in humanity.

Words will mean little to an empath, unless they are followed through. Their intuition will quickly pick up on something done with poor intent, or if a person’s words are inauthentic.

Empaths are soft, delicate and immensely vulnerable creatures on the inside, although, once burnt, on the outside they can appear incredibly strong. Once bitten, twice shy where an empath is concerned as they find it very difficult to forget deep wounds and continue a relationship once foundations have been rocked.

The best way to fully connect with an empath is by creating a safe and solid platform to build a future upon. If cracks appear through mistrust and deceit, it can become immensely difficult to repair them. Empaths thrive on trust, loyalty and dependability. Show them these things and any relationship will be difficult to break.

As empaths are highly passionate people, they often find a strong connection to a hobby or interest that others will find impossible to penetrate. Due to their creative side, they may find resonance with music, dance, writing, art, activism, reading, Yoga, meditation, humanitarian causes or other similar interests.

Respect and understanding for another’s alone time can make or break a relationship with an empath. An empath may not want or expect anyone else to dive as deeply into their interests as they do, however, an understanding that their interests are significantly important can really make life a whole lot easier.

If they have a connection to something, it is intense and they will very likely wish to delve as deeply into it as is possible. Passions are a great energy release and empaths will possibly feel as though they zone-out while immersed, and they will very likely lose all track of time.

As empaths are sensitive to energy, their worst-case scenarios are confrontations and aggressive situations. Although under normal circumstances they are one of the least violent and aggressive characters, they can very easily lose their self-control if they become absorbed in the negative energy surrounding them. Empaths are fight or flight characters who more often than not, will prefer to take flight and remove themselves from toxic energy bearing down on them.

If situations like this occur regularly, it can lead empaths to become introverted and homebodies as they prefer the safety of their own environment where they are not subjected to the rise and fall of other people’s energies. After attending any kind of social situation, they usually need downtime to recharge and to balance out their own energy field.

Places such as supermarkets, nightclubs, the cinema or anywhere where there is a large crowd of people, can be draining for an empath. They are often sensitive to light and sound, so these things can also have a detrimental and draining effect on an empath’s psyche. An empath sometimes feels comfort in holding on to a friend or partner’s hand or arm during such occasions, finding the connection forms a soothing block from external energies.

After attending any social function an empath may feel completely drained and the effects can be temporarily debilitating, meaning that all an empath will want to do is sleep or rest, possibly alone, until the effects of the occasion have worn off.

All in all, it will take a secure, confident and balanced person to form a solid mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship with an empath. The empath personality type is unique and extremely enchanting, and with the right person can be deeply rewarding, incredibly loving and spiritually awakening relationship for both involved.

An empathic connection can be an incredible gift, allowing for a whole new perspective on life. It can feel like being in the presence of a magical being with extraordinary abilities that we’ve been taught are impossible for humans. This heightened sensitivity can be both a blessing and a burden, as empaths are constantly attuned to everything around them.

To fully embrace a relationship with an empath, it’s essential to let go of societal norms and expectations. This allows for the possibility of experiencing a new way of living, characterized by unconditional love, a profound sense of presence, and a deep connection with our primal selves. It’s an opportunity to rediscover the inherent superpowers within all of us, and to tap into our fullest potential.

Being in a relationship with an empath can open up a whole new world of heightened awareness and understanding. With their enhanced intuition and sensitivity, empaths can help their partners tap into their own gifts of intuition and energy awareness.

While true love can be a challenging feat for an empath, finding the right partner who is understanding, trustworthy, grounded, and free-spirited can lead to an intimate and deeply fulfilling connection.

This kind of love can be healing, empowering, and a healthy addiction that both partners cherish and nurture. In a world that often encourages us to ignore our intuitive and empathic abilities, being with an empath can help us rediscover and embrace these gifts.

Writing Alex Myles

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