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What is A Psychic Empath: How To Overcome It?

Written by, Jelena Kabic

Updated May, 4, 2022

Have you ever walked into a room and felt the weight of someone else’s emotions?

Or been so in tune with someone else’s feelings that you can sense what they think before they even speak?

If so, these are signs that you may be a psychic empath.

But exactly what is a psychic empath? Let’s find out!

What is a Psychic Empath?

Psychic empaths are people who can feel the emotions of others as if they were their own. They are often called “emotional sponges” because they soak up the feelings and emotions of those around them.

This is a double-edged sword, depending on how you perceive it. Or, as some would say, a blessing and a curse at the same time, depending on how you choose to look at it.

On the one hand, psychic empaths can sense and understand the feelings of others better than most people. And this is precisely what makes them excellent friends and confidants.

On the other hand, they can sometimes find themselves overwhelmed by the negative emotions of others. So, if you are feeling stressed out or down, chances are a psychic empath will feel it too.

Moreover, empaths are often natural healers, and many find themselves drawn to helping professions such as medicine, therapy, or teaching. Because of the deep understanding of the human experience they possess and their compassionate nature, they often offer comfort and support to others.

If this sounds like you, then the chances are that you are one!

Types of Empaths

There are many different theories and segregations of empaths found on the Internet. However, three famous types of empaths are at the center of attention. Those are the following:

Physical Empath

Physical empaths experience other people’s physical pain, and they manifest external energies on themselves through physical sensations.

Therefore, when feeling someone else’s pain, like, let’s say, walking in a forest that has burned to the ground or walking among relics of war — this can bring severe physical aches to the empath’s body.

Emotional Empath

Emotional empaths can struggle with immense and sudden flows of depression, anxiety, inspiration, or overwhelming feelings that boil inside.

In fact, emotional empaths are often advised to find a way to express those feelings and get it out of them through a form of art, such as

You are likely to encounter emotional empaths in theaters too. That said, some of the most famous empaths in the movie industry and theaters are these next ones:

To add to the topic, a scientific study named “Acting training, Theory of mind and empathy: Is there a relationship” has found that ‘actors possess significantly higher empathizing dimensions than non-actors.’

Intuitive Empath

Intuitive empaths can ‘sense’ certain emotions or events in the future. However, as dozens of different individuals explained, those intuitions always come in different types. For instance, some sense traumas, others sense bliss, some see the light, and others even see symbols or people in other forms.

We can further classify intuitive empaths into four different categories, depending on the medium they represent:

It’s believed that mythological creatures like gnomes, satyrs, sphinxes, fairies, and giants have all rooted to be what they are explained in fairytales, over their natural intuitive psychic ability.

How Rare Are Empaths?

According to studies, a true empath is so rare that only between one and two percent of the entire world’s population can be classified as such. Additionally, clairvoyance, intuition, increased sense of smell, and perception – are what true empaths are distinct from those feeling empathy.

At the same time, around 10-15 percent of highly sensitive individuals (HSPS) don’t have all traits of psychic empaths around the globe.

Science and Empaths: Does science believe in empaths?

It’s worth mentioning that there’s no actual scientific evidence of empaths’ existence. According to science, the closest interpretation of empathic abilities is the emotions: ‘sympathy,’ ’empathy,’ or ‘intuition.’

However, from a scientific approach, it’s known that those individuals have ‘hyper-responsive mirror neurons.’ In other words, researchers confirm the existence of a distinct kind of brain cells that contribute to mirroring emotions.

This group of brain cells triggers deep feelings, such as compassion. Thus, these individuals can sense and respond to the electromagnetic field generated by another person’s brain and heart – often referred to as ‘aura reading.’ Consequently, this accounts for a solid explanation of why being in a crowd, a mass of furious people at a rave, or a concert can be deeply exhausting.

However, if you think about all the manifestations and characteristics explained by highly-intuitive individuals and empaths – those words are not even close to sublimating their entire experience.

Traits of an Empath

What can empaths do?  What is so unique and different in their behavior and senses distinct from other overly-emotional types? There are ‘the empath’s powers’ and empathic abilities.

Here are some of the signs that indicate that you’re an empath:

How To Develop Your Psychic Abilities 

Only people that can connect to themselves can connect to the spirit realm and extract deep secrets from the Universe.

You can look upon this also as a manner of time traveling, or better yet, reaching out for ancient and universal truths and secrets from your own time.

Remember that your intuition is a muscle of your subconscious, and here’s how to train it:

Also, crystals, essential oils, and deep mantras can fasten the connection.

This practice can help reduce expectations and face reality, which is necessary to predict correctly instead of simply assuming.

Let go of beliefs and expectations and practice all sorts of things – from dancing, sport, meditation to music combined with other activities.

Become your activity instead of minding your moves and see where that would lead you.

How To Control Psychic Empathy

Being fragile porcelain among people made out of iron and steel needs care and protection. Besides being cautious and protective, you also need to learn to control your empathy, so you don’t become hurt and self-destructive.

Here are some tips for psychic self-defense:

What Triggers an Empath?

Aside from being constantly hurt and prone to narcissists and emotionally needy people who usually play the victims, specific patterns could be spotted as triggers for empaths.

Here are some of them:

These triggers cause emotional distress that can be manifested in different case scenarios, depending on the empath’s personality – introvert or extrovert:

Psychic vs. Empath: Is There A Difference?

We’re all psychics and empaths to a certain level since we’re emotional and spiritual beings. But only a rare portion of highly sensitive, intuitive, and emotional beings are empaths, while others are just empathetic.

Being a psychic means receiving more information from the spirit realm of both spirits on Earth and outside. After all, psychics are mediums between worlds.

Another characteristic that distinguishes psychics from empaths is that psychics sense while empaths observe and reflect.

At the same time, empaths receive feelings and emotions from people around them, and they are channels of their energy rather than their spirit. An empathy can manifest and completely copy another person’s emotional state, while a psychic can interpret their destiny and dreams.

Finishing Thoughts

So, have we answered what is a psychic empath?

As you can see, being an empath and being empathetic are very distinctive. Feeling for other people’s misery or happiness may bring tears to many people’s eyes, but they’re not necessarily empaths.

A gift and a burden at the same time — dealing with being an empath can be overwhelming.