|Written by Roberta Baxter|
An Empath¬†needs an introduction since the nature of the person with empathy has distinct points when they are known by that label. ¬†Some characteristics of an Empath will surprise you while others will be familiar to some degree.¬† Like all personality traits, the Empath can sometimes be mild in their behavior while many will have a strong leaning to be obviously different from your perception, when faced with everyday events. ¬†It is the latter that is justified as owning the qualities to place them into that category.¬† You might discover yourself in these statements or love another who has them.¬† If you have a close friend or partner that exhibits these qualities, it is a joyful discovery for you and them when you¬†know them better.
1.¬† Empaths are born with an extremely¬†deep¬†caring nature. This is in the DNA of the person.¬† It might not be first observed as an infant, but readily as children it is very obvious to parents and very¬†astute people in that child's life.¬† Some adults do not recognize the Empath qualities in themselves until another Empath points those out and they accept that category as true for themselves.
2.¬† An Empath is most generally¬† a quiet, reserved person rather than a person that enjoys the spotlight on them.¬† They can be very social and gregarious individuals.
3.¬†¬†Refreshment for an Empath is solititude so they spend much needed time by themselves.¬†
4.¬† ¬†A deep down knowing of how others feel can be felt by this personality.
5.¬†¬† They are not stand there and let the world go by type of people.¬† They see a need and quickly respond by assisting in any way they have the knowledge to do that task.¬† It is not an objectionable butting into someones business, but an offer to help. They fit in well without being in the way.
6.¬†¬† Empathy cannot be selected, but is within¬†this person so they are directed to go toward a feeling of sincere sympathy and caring along with actions to help others. They actually can feel pain, disharmony and other emotional circumstances.¬†
7.¬†¬† An Empath actually feels for others in a way like only another Empath can relate to.
8.¬†¬† Physical, emotional and ¬†spiritual support are needed to retain a good balance in their life.
9.¬†¬† Healthy choices are the norm so the Empath is not often a risk taker. In fact sometime¬† they will provide¬†¬†the warning to others when they appear to be in an adrenalin rush situation without much thought to the dangers of those choices.
10.¬† They relate well to most everyone they meet.¬† There are exceptions which are people that think the Empath is too good to be true in their nature.
11.¬†¬† Empaths can be sensitive to inanimate objects such as buildings, bridges and similar items.¬† They can also feel a certain depth of pain for plants and animals that many people do not understand.
12.¬† Hobbies, lifestyle and areas of ¬†employment are vast for the Empath, ¬†however some are more widely visited and used by Empaths than others.¬† Solitary stamp,¬†coin or solo collecting is often selected.¬† Marriage to a caring and very understanding, non condemning person is needed for a healthy mate for the Empath.¬† Empaths often choose active professions that solicit that extreme caring depth they possess.¬† Doctors for people and animals, nurses, florists,¬†teachers along with other job titles are often Empaths.
13.¬† It is common for strangers to approach an Empath as if they feel they know that person or have a strong inclination to get to know them.¬† There is an almost immediate bonding between one who is an Empath and one drawn to them. ¬†Even when no words are exchanged, people are drawn to divulge secrets and private matters they feel are safe to divulge. No promises need to be made by the Empath to keep things confidential, since it is just understood those statements of the inner self will remain unrepeated by any Empath.