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How Do I know I'm An Empath?

There are lots of ways you can identify if you are an Empath. Here are some common indications that you in fact are an Empath.

  1. You feel overwhelmed about ninety percent of the time... maybe more. You see Empaths are full spectrum receivers, receiving information all the time. And no one has taught you that, so it's quite possible that right now you are carrying with you a TON of energy that isn't yours.

  2. You have always known things but you have no idea "how". Empaths are highly intuitive and aware of everyone and everything. It's common that you just know things for no good reason.

  3. You have a spidey sense about people... that doesn't mean you always follow your inner knowing, but you do generally immediately pick up on the people around you.

  4. You absorb everything. You can easily take on other peoples problems so closeness and intimacy can easily overwhelm you. Being in crowds can be impossible. Even going to a mall or big superstore can fry your nervous system for days.

  5. You are a seeker. You're innately curious about everything, even though you really already know. You still ask lots of questions. You like to sit and try to figure everything out. And you love to have the validation that what you thought was correct.

  6. You have an oversharing problem. Not only do you often find yourself oversharing... but random strangers like to overshare with you.

  7. You take on too much and often over commit yourself because you have a hard time saying no. You are so innately aware of what other people desire that you often will take on things that you have no interest in doing.

  8. You are a people pleaser to the core. You have deep empathy for everyone so it's really hard for you to say no or stand up for yourself as often you feel other peoples desires stronger than your own.

  9. You require lots of downtime and alone time. Even though this can be hard to choose if you don't have time to recharge your body will crash and give it to you.

  10. You have a deep love for animals of all sorts. Seeing an animal go through abuse or get injured can be very hard for you.

  11. You love being in nature. Nature recharges your system and helps you to ground your energy and helps you get back to you.

Empaths are highly sensitive people who are here for an important mission. We are built different for a reason. You are here to make a difference in this world and you may have always known that. Now is the time to step into your empathic gifts.

About the author

Jamie Bates is a consciousness facilitator, author, podcast host, wife, mother, empath, and energy healer. Jamie's podcast, Expand Your Reality offers a wide variety of tools and healing processes that are also found in her many workshops and online programs. Check them all out at


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