Being an Emotional Empath is a Rare Gift

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Although the concept of being an Empath may sound like the same as being "empathetic or empathic", the two are distinct. 

Empathy is the ability to comprehend or imagine what another might be feeling.

Whereas, the Empath can literally feel what another person feeling. Depending on your particular gift you may feel this emotionally, mentally, even physically.

NOTE: If you haven't already done so, please take our HSP/Empath quiz for more information on your sensitivity types which will be followed up with tips to help ease your life.

Are HSP and Empath the same thing?

The main difference between being an HSP and an Empath is that Empaths have a greater ability to feel and perceive another person’s feelings, emotions and pain, being able to actually experience what it’s like to be the other person. T

All Empaths are HSPs, but not all HSPs are Empaths, in fact only one out of four HSPs would be termed an Empath.

Why is my HSP Sensitivity as an Empath a Gift?

If you're like most Empaths, you very likely haven't always seen this as a gift. In fact, it's very likely that you've seen it as a curse and spent time trying to understand what's going on. 

Being an Empath in a world filled with fear, pain and chaos can be very difficult. You probably feel like you're on a roller coaster at times as you pick up on the energies of the people around you, frequently experiencing a myriad of emotions within a short time.

You may spend a fair amount of time trying to "fix" yourself. You experience other people's emotions or pains as if they were your own. Since you are unaware of this phenomenon, you then try to figure out what you need to do to heal that emotion or pain.

Sometimes in the process, you go to great lengths to try to understand your anger, sadness etc in relationship to something going on in your own life. When in fact, it's not yours, and there's nothing to fix or understand. When you can understand that, just acknowledging what's going on can often make it easy to just "let go of". The BioShield can also help so that you are more able to not take it in in the first place, and more able to differentiate yours from "theirs".

Your Empathy can be a gift instead of a curse; if you learn some ways to tone down your sensitivity and learn to use it consciously and constructively.

Are all Empaths "emotional Empaths"?

As noted when comparing "empathy" to being "empathetic", there is a strong emotional component that many Empaths must cope with when picking up on how others feel. This section of the HSP Quiz is in fact called "Emotional Sensitivity." However, not all Empaths are “emotional Empaths”. There are also many different types of Empathic gifts.

Rose Rosetree has devoted nearly 50 pages in her book Empowered by Empathy, to help you assess your abilities as an Empath. We aren’t going to attempt right now to determine the ways you may be an Empath. We are including different Empath types below in hopes that it will help you do a self-assessment to provide a deeper understanding of your gifts and possible challenges. You can find out more by reading Rose’s books or going to her website.

To determine if you are an emotional Empath, Rose offers 3 questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you extremely perceptive about people in some way?
    1. Do you feel how they feel physically?
    2. Do you feel their emotions as if they are yours?
    3. Do you find that you can think like they think?

  • After interacting with someone do you experience a change in how you were feeling?
    1. Do you experience anxiety, fear, emotional pain, or physical discomfort that wasn’t there before your interaction?

  • Do you worry about being too sensitive or even sometimes think you are crazy, co-dependent or neurotic? 

If at least one of these statements is true, there is a good chance that you’re an Empath. Rose teaches people to become skilled Empaths.

One of the most empowering things you can do for yourself is to learn more about your gifts and their benefits and potential drawbacks. Wearing a BioElectric Shield can be a great help in reducing the overwhelm, and it actually can help you use your gifts more clearly. Here are some articles to check out Tools to Stop Energy Drains for HSPs and Empaths

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  • Helpful resources - If you are quite Empathic to other’s energies and moods, there are some other helpful resources that I recommend.
    Dr. Michael Smith, Empath Connection has a Toolkit that I've been told is quite helpful from a number of customers who are using it. Dr. Smith also wears and sells the Shield.
    I've personally found the books by Rose Rosetree invaluable. In reading her book “Empowered by Empathy”, experiences that had always puzzled me, suddenly became clear. 
  • Click here for my story and watch the video about how the BioShield changed my life - since 1994, it's been my passion to help others like me find strength and peace.

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Empathic Types - Short Descriptions*

  1. Human Knowing also called Claircognizance – You just seem to Know the answer
  2. Synesthesia – Senses working together. We all have this to some degree.
  3. Clairaudience – hearing words, tones
  4. Clairsentience or Psychometric Empath – Ability to receive information through touch and physical objects
  5. Clairvoyance – May actually see visual images, lights, colors
  6. Telepathic Empath – Ability to read a person’s mind
  7. Emotional Oneness - Emotionally Receptive Empath, may feel other person’s emotions as own
  8. Emotional Intuition – Know how someone is feeling
  9. Physical Oneness – or Physically Receptive – experience to their physical pain in your body.
  10. Physical Intuition or Medical Empath – Know information on another’s physicality and state of health
  11. Gustatory Giftedness – Smell & taste is highly developed. May even be able to see a photo or recipe and know exactly how the food will taste. Some also can immediately know how a particular wine will taste with the food.

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The 6 HSP Subtypes 

When you take the HSP Quiz, you will learn your level of sensitivity overall as well as for the following six subtypes we have identified.  Click here to learn more about each subtype:

Sensory Sensitivity

Intuitive sensitivity

Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Highly Reactive

Permeable Boundaries 

Emotional Sensitivity (Empath)

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