You’re standing in line at the grocery store and the person behind you suddenly begins pouring their heart out to you. You feel an immediate connection with them because, well, because they are human, and you can’t help but experience their experience right along with them.
Have you ever wondered why a certain friend seems to feel more than others? It could be that he or she is an empath. An empath hones a magnetism that instantly draws people toward them. It’s not that they are sympathetic–it’s more.
An empath has the ability to not only feel another’s pain, but absorb it, too. Here are 16 signs you are in the company of an Empath:
1. They are often described as “too sensitive” or even mushy.
This seems to imply that feeling is a bad thing, but being sensitive is an indication that you are still connected to the heart of the human experience.
In a world growing continuously more desensitized, we are need of sensitivity. So, if someone tells you this, take it as a compliment. Being sensitive is a gift.
Want to learn more about empaths? Check out this article: Every Empath Will Try To Hide These 10 Things From You