Are You A Psychic Empath?
You connect well with people but sometimes a little bit too well? Do
you soak up other people's emotions against your own will, or do you
find yourself desiring what others do just to make them happy? This
describes the qualities of empathy and you may well be an empath.
What Is Empathy?
Empathy is the ability to feel other people's emotions as though they
were their own. If an empath is around another person, they will
naturally as a matter of course feel much that the other person is
feeling at that time, especially if they have a close bond with them.
The close personal bond is not necessary, for the empath may begin to
vibrate emotionally in resonance to any person they may be
talking to. It could even be a complete stranger who passes on the
street; a very sensitive empath tends to "take on" emotions of others
as though they were their own.
There is a downside to this because the empath then ends up affected
emotionally by others to a great degree, and can carry those emotions
around with them for some time, emotions that don't even originate
Say a person is feeling vulnerable, alone, depressed or even suicidal.
An empath is in danger of catching these feelings by beginning to
vibrate in unison with the person. An empath can be going about their
business, start talking to a workmate, neighbour, friend or
relative and suddenly their great mood plummets and they feel bad for
the rest of the day. They have taken on the bad mood of the other,
first sensing it keenly and then, out of empathy, joining them as it
were in those same feelings.
The problem is that many empaths do not realise this is what they are
doing. They may not realise they are psychically matching the other
person's energy and mood. All they know is a certain person always
leaves them feeling low, unsettled, or angry. They may not take the
time to protect themselves from that other person's energy or block it
Difference Between Empathy & Clairsentience
Yes there is a difference between these two abilities although both
describe psychic sensitivity of a certain type. You can be one without
being the other; or you could be both or even neither. However, we all
seem to have a bit of each. For example, I am very clairsentient but
not what I would consider an empath. So let's describe the difference
The empath takes on other people's energy, yet the clairsentient does
not take it on. They may sense it to some degree, but do not take it
into their own body. Clairsentience
also covers a wider range of
sensitivity; for example also picking up on what others are thinking,
their thoughts along with
If you think about it, the
thoughts and feelings go together in a package, so the clairsentient
often gets both of these together. They can read the energy and read
the intent, understand what another is feeling without vibrating to
those feelings themself. An empath tends to wear their heart on their
sleeve, and whilst this is noble, it means their heart can get hurt (or
at the very least exhausted). It
is possible to tone down this sensitivity and develop it into
clairsentience - in other words, picking up on other's feelings without
taking them internally and carrying them around.
If you feel you are an empath after reading this article, it could be
time to look into training yourself psychically so that you can learn
to tell the difference between what is your own internal emotional
environment, and what comes into your body from others in the emotional
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