8 Signs You're A Psychic Empath & The Unique Power Of Being One

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Empaths are considered highly empathetic and sensitive people who can experience the energy all around us and in their bodies.

Certain personality traits can determine if you’re an empath, but it doesn't stop there. In fact, there are different types of empaths, one of them being a psychic empath. 

What is a psychic empath?

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What’s different about a psychic empath's ability to feel emotions is that they can pick up on non-visual and non-verbal cues that others are feeling physically and emotionally like sadness, joy, or pain. 

Psychic empaths can detect actual energy fields and auras that are surrounding them or located in their surroundings also including people, animals, and plants.

Signs you're a psychic empath

For a psychic empath specifically, the different types of empathic abilities you have can determine what type of psychic empath you are. 

Psychic empaths can also sense energies that have memories attached to them, like items previously owned in thrift stores and inanimate objects.

Being a psychic empath makes you conscious of the energies around you and therefore assess situations better because you know what needs to be done in those situations.

1. You love being alone.

You feel overwhelmed and often stressed when you’re in crowds because the ability to feel others' emotions on a deeper level than other empaths can be exhausting. You love being by yourself where you can recoup and feel relaxed and at ease with your feelings and senses, either in nature or your comfort zone. 

2. You have unstable moods.

Throughout the day, you often feel all different sorts of emotions that are affected by the highs and lows of the forces surrounding you. You feel unstable or overwhelmed because you can feel happy and sad at the same time almost every single day — but you can develop immunity and defense to that feeling. 

3. Some social environments are extremely devastating to you.

If you’re visiting a dramatic environment like a hospital or a graveyard, the moment you feel the intense energy from those around you, you might pass out, feel overwhelmed or weakened because of all the intensely high levels of energy.

4. You’re attracted to other people's issues and thoughts.

Psychic empaths believe that they are supposed to create a better environment for the world and even have a mission for others in the world.

You might try to resolve other's issues because you feel their emotions as deeply as yours and others. You help others realize their dreams just as they would be yours, but you let them claim their success and not pry too deeply because you put their feelings first. 

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5. Your sense of emotion is receptive, especially with negative emotions.

You can distinguish the difference between negative and positive energy because of your psychic abilities. Therefore, you’re inclined to sense the different kinds of energies around you, especially negativity, so you can decipher it accordingly.

It might be a sign for help or also a warning sign to not bother with it. 

6. You can feel sick and gloomy out of nowhere.

Feeling anxiety or nausea or having an upset stomach are side effects that you experience almost all the time as a psychic empath.

The negative energy that you experience can significantly affect your health because you’re feeling it on another level and internalizing it especially when you are meant to help someone or something with that energy. 

7. You are deeply emotional.

You often need to practice how to process your emotions (and others') on a whole-body level. You need to know why or how you’re feeling in a certain way and how to solve that especially if you’re feeling negative emotions, as it can affect your health and well-being.

8. You value your emotions.

Once you realize how you have an empathic ability, gain confidence, and respect yourself and your emotions, then you should know most-likely that you’re a psychic empath. You’ve set up a healthy boundary from others' emotions affecting yours, knowing when you need to help others and knowing how you will help. 

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers pop culture, health and wellness, and zodiac.