The first rule you need to know if you are dating an empath is to understand where empathic gifts meet your emotions about how this can affect you and your relationship. If you want to cultivate a healthy relationship that has the capacity to grow with an empathic partner, it would be good for you to learn some things about empaths.
So here are some gigantic signs that your crush or partner is actually an empath:
1) They can’t stand being lied to.
All it takes for them is a simple glance in your direction to know you are lying. A lot of people don’t realize this, but being lied to really sucks for an empath. They feel it ooze into every aspect of the relationship and it usually ends them.
2) Time alone is non-negotiable.
Empaths need to re-energize in a space that is all their own. It will look different for everyone but chances are they need time to be alone. It can be tiring always feeling the energy of the people surrounding them, please don’t be mad or annoyed when they need to refuel on their own. It doesn’t mean they don’t love or want to be around you. It means they need to quiet their mind and replenish their energy.
3) They are creative.
Most empaths express themselves creatively in a variety of ways. From singing to painting to dancing, empaths have a strong creative streak that can’t be denied. They are also highly adept at expressing their emotions through body movement. For this reason, empaths can make exceptional dancers, actors, and musicians.
4) They easily get overwhelmed in public spaces.
Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.
5) They are deeply intense and passionate.
They are moved by gifting to those they love. There is a sense of pleasure in knowing they are making you happy. When they feel the appreciation they are yours forever. Never take anything they do for granted. Even a post-it note on a mirror brings joy to them. They believe that quality time is the best gift they can give. They will listen for hours to your problems. These loving souls will try to help you attain your goals. Nothing is impossible as long as they feel that you love them. Empaths are openly expressive and expect that in return from their mate.
6) They love animals.
Empaths don’t have pets, they have family members. When they see an animal in the wild, they see a soul, perfect and pure. They talk to them in various ways just as you would your best friend, and guess what; they talk back.
7) Their hearts break daily.
It’s overwhelming being an empath. Some days all it takes is for somebody to say one “wrong” thing to them or to see an image of something terrible or hear a story about a person they don’t know who’s gone through the unthinkable and they’re crying like babies. Their hearts break easily. It can be devastating at times to be an Empath so on those days, let them cry. No questions or advice needed, just accept their hearts are heavy from this world and they need to cry it out.
8) They are always looking for answers and knowledge.
To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavor to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is information overload.
9) They are great givers.
Empaths are moved by gifting to those they love. There is a sense of pleasure in knowing they are making you happy. When they feel the appreciation they are yours forever. Never take anything they do for granted. Even a post-it note on a mirror brings joy to them. They believe that quality time is the best gift they can give. They will listen for hours to your problems. These loving souls will try to help you attain your goals. Nothing is impossible as long as they feel that you love them. Empaths are openly expressive and expect that in return from their mate.
10) They are free spirits.
Empaths are, at heart, free spirits who find rules and routines debilitating. They like to feel free to express themselves in the world in their own unique way. They are often drawn to adventure, travel, and freedom.
11) They want to be free.
Empaths rely on their emotions to guide them. Trying to control an empath causes them to lose the light that guides them. They’ll shut down completely and lock away their feelings. Remember that an empath needs space to breathe, time alone to recharge and room to be free.
12) They feel others’ emotions and take them on as their own.
They really feel and, in many cases, take on the emotions of others. This is a huge one for empaths. Some empaths can feel emotions of those near them and some can even feel emotions from those a vast distance away. Sometimes, it’s both. This is why empaths need to be extremely selective about who they surround themselves with. Others’ energies can have a big effect.
13) They find routine, rules, or control imprisoning.
Anything that takes away from their freedom is very debilitating. They get bored and distracted if they’re not stimulated. If they’re not interested – be it school, work, or out with friends – they switch off and end up daydreaming or doodling. They have an endless imagination and an inquisitive mind.
14) They have regular mood swings.
With unpredictable mood swings, an empath may not initially understand their emotional personality type until they have discounted all possibilities of being bipolar or depressed. Up and down like a roller coaster, they attract physical non-verbal energy and if approached for a conversation, are open targets for people to express their saddest and harshest stories. This means experiencing various feelings embedded in the stories being told. The ultra-sensitive empath feeling a sense of responsibility to listen, tends to soak in the emotional pain and in some cases, absorbs the physical symptoms the other person is having as well.