Empath Test: Am I An Empath?
Being empathetic and being an empath are two different experiences. Empathy is a trait that most people have, in varying degrees, but an empath is at the highest end of the empathy spectrum. Empaths experience the world as a highly emotional place, as they feel the pain, happiness, fear, and anger of everyone they come in contact with. They can feel overwhelmed, drained, and even feel sick due to their abilities. But they are also the go-to people for emotional support amongst family and friends.
Knowing where your emotions end and where other people’s emotions begin is a tricky situation for an empath, but it is also normal to feel confused about the emotions we feel. So, figuring out if you’re an empath or not can be just as tricky. The word empath also comes with both negative and positive connotations, which can make people doubt their abilities. Have you thought you are an empath before? If so, take this quiz to find out!
An empath is a person who is highly attuned to their emotions and the emotions of others, so much so that empaths take on the emotions of the people around them. Empathic people are often quite skilled in reading the emotions or feelings of others, often being the go-to person in others' lives for emotional support.
Being an empath is not always easy, as constantly feeling emotions, both yours and others, can cause you significant fatigue and to feel drained. As an empath, you can always feel if someone around you has too much negative energy.