7 Types Of Empaths
There is more than one type of empath and chances are you will
recognise a bunch of these in yourself if you are sensitive and
empathic. The natural ability of being an empath blurs with many
psychic skills. To know the difference between being psychic or being
an empath, read about the Emotional Empath in point one below.
1. Emotional Empath
The most common form of empathy we know is where one person easily
picks up the emotions of others around them and feels the effects of
those emotions as if they owned them. An emotion empath can become
deeply sad for example is around another individual who is experiencing
this sadness. This is where an empath differs
from a Clairsentient
the clairsentient feels the emotions of
others without taking on those emotions or owning them. The empath
however goes into other people's emotions, deeply experiencing them in
their own emotional body. With skill, the empath can change their
empathic ability into the clairsentient ability by disallowing others'
emotions such intimate
resonance in their own being.
2. Physical Empath
Have you ever witnessed a psychic with a skill for health readings pick
up the energy of other people's bodies? Whether it is just a sore neck,
an injured leg, or something more serious, this ability is classed as a
form of medical empathy, whereby the reader experiences another's
complaints briefly in their own body for the purpose of providing help
during a reading. Some mediums can do this also when communicating with
a loved one in spirit, by experiencing the health difficulties present
when they passed over. This is often used to confirm that the medium is
picking up the right spirit and can be a great comfort to those being
3. Claircognizant Empath
This form of empathy blends with the psychic ability of Claircognizance
(the ability to
just know things) when dealing with other people. This kind of empath
will simply pick up information off other people by being around them,
in simply knowing all kinds of things without being told those things.
The claircognizant empath often knows when someone is lying. Crystal
(aura) people have this ability in spades. One glance at someone can
give them all kinds of insight into a person, and no lie will get by
them because they can hear your intentions as you speak. They resonate
to others energetic field, and through this resonation they can read
the energy of others very easily.
4. Plant Empath
Do you have a special empathy for plants? The flora or plant empath
does and can sense plants needs, such as where a plant may like to sit
with which other plants. They may even communicate with them more
intimately. I like to thinks of the trees whispering in Tolkien's
and the beings who could communicate with plants, like the elves - were
certainly flora empaths. Even though this skill is represented in
fiction as a magic power, plenty of average humans are plant empaths
and plenty more could open this skill with a bit of practice.
5. Animal Empath
Similar to a flora empath but with animals.
Surely those of us with
animals have at least a bit of this sense. Of course animals are
telepathic so it isn't difficult to communicate with them or send them
messages. It is unusual however if an animal talks back, or
telepathically initiates a message. They may do so if asked, but
usually will not unless there is a pressing need. Those who can hear
these messages may find they are
being asked that something change in the animals life. I have been
surprised in the past by animal messages
from pets that did not belong to me. If their owners are not empaths,
the animal will explain a situation to me instead, which is sad that
they have to resort to this. It can seem very unreal when this happens.
6. Medium Empath
A medium empath is a medium who feels the emotions of spirits who have
crossed over. This
empath feels it deeply and is affected by such emotions. An ordinary
medium can communicate and sometimes see spirits; the medium empath
however has a very strong sense of the emotions and is drawn in by them.
7. Geomantic Empath
This is an interesting one because those with this ability are tuning
into the earth in such a way that they can sense and be alerted to a
pending natural disaster like an earthquake, perhaps subconsciously
reading the energy signals and changes coming from the earth. Some
people simply know when disasters are happening, like floods not
far away. They may in fact be channeling or sensing in ways other than
empathy, so it is not only certain empaths who can be alerted to
disasters as they happen or even before hand.
There is a lot said about different types of empaths, and often a
blurring of the line between different psychic abilities and empathy.
For example, are you telepathic, or a telepathic empath? This is almost
like splitting hairs. Just remember that empathy is mostly about emotion
, whether feeling deeply for
plants, animals, humans or picking up energies from the earth because
we are empathic towards it.
When we care about something, we are able
to read that thing deeply because we resonate, out of love, in empathy
with it. Empathy needs to be somewhat controlled though so that it
doesn't take over our very existence. Many empaths are unconsciously so, but this can also be altered.
For more on empaths, see 10 Signs Of Being An Empath
Do you suffer from Overactive Empathy
? 4 Steps to heal this.
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