You’ve heard the word “empath”, but what does it really mean?

“Empath” is Greek, “em” meaning in, and “pathos” meaning feeling. This indicates the type of person who can ‘feel’ what other people are feeling.

This sense of understanding is multiplied several times for an empath. They are the most intuitive and sensitive individuals on Earth.

If you are an empath you to feel too much, you are extremely sensitive to your surroundings.

Unfortunately, if you are surrounded my negative energies, they can also cause you to act malevolently. Being an empath can make you an easy target for manipulators as well as psychopaths.

Your soul is often weighed down by all the hate, misery, and suffering in the world. You no longer have a tolerance for negative people and the energy carry around.

Many empaths can lose grip on their own feeling, making them unable to distinguish between their own feelings and those coming from external sources.

People close to an empath often do not understand what you are going through. Often times empaths are misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and/or depression.

Here are 10 obvious reasons why you should never consider messing around with a true empath!

1. Empaths can instantly detect lies:

This is often considered to be the most powerful gift of an empath. If someone lies to an empath, they will almost never get away with it. Empaths have internal alarm signals for detecting lies, big or small.

Empaths have the ability to sense dishonesty and discomfort. Whether it is a big circle of lies or a harmless white-lie, the empath will always sense it.

2. Empaths see when people are wearing a mask:

This is one of the most powerful items in the empath’s toolbox… the ability to spot a wolf in sheep’s clothing. There are some people who say they have ‘good intentions’, but inside they truly desire the worst for those around them.

Empaths are often referred to as old souls. They can see through almost every false tale.

3. Empaths know when you are being sarcastic:

Many people try to hide their sadness and depression with sarcasm or humor. Empaths have the ability to see right through this.

If an empath knows that you are hurting, they won’t be able to stop themselves from helping you.

4. You can’t hide your jealousy or hatred from an empath:

Empaths can sense when someone is hiding jealousy or hatred. If you pretend to be a friend with an empath, they will not fall for it.

Empaths can also tell when your feelings are changing, so be honest.

5. Empaths know when you’re filled with prejudice:

Intolerant, racist, and homophobic people do exist in the world of an empath. We love everyone for who they are!

Empaths have no tolerance for bigotry and can easily sense it in other people.

6. Empaths know that you’re not “doing fine”:

When you tell an empath that everything is alright, and you’re actually going not, they can sense it. No one is forcing you to discuss your emotions, but there is no hiding it from us even if you try to act calm and collected.

7. Empaths know when you are not fully applying yourself in life:

People put on an act for many reasons. Most people are not trying to be fake, they just don’t feel comfortable with where they are in their life. They are hiding behind a false identity because they are uncomfortable in their own skin.

Empaths will see that you are struggling to reach your true potential and help you if they can.

8. Empaths can sense when someone is being self-destructive:

If you have self-destructive tendencies, an empath can see it almost immediately. unfortunately many people enjoy playing the victim and creating unnecessary drama for themselves.

9. Empaths know when you are being selfish:

Empaths can understand when someone is trying to pull something over on them. They can spot selfish intensions from a distance and have absolutely no patience for this.

Empaths are referred to as “givers” and they offer up their positive energy in social situations.

10. Empaths know when you’re trying to hide something:

No matter how hard you try to hide, nothing can be hidden from the eyes of an Empathic person. Empaths have the power of intuition to sense when something is not right.

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