10 Unusual Empath Traits That Make You Unique

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10 Unusual Empath Traits That Make You Unique

Being an empath isn't the same as being highly emotional or highly sensitive. If you have most or all of the empath traits listed below, you may be able to consider yourself an empath.

Being an empath is about your character rather than your personality. It’s about how we treat people and the way we approach the world.

Empaths are a rare breed.

It’s difficult to maintain any balance when you’re an empath because you’re constantly helping others through their problems or trying to save the world’s problems that you have a tendency to neglect your own issues and problems.

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Unusual Empath Traits

Rather than looking at the following empath traits as personality traits, look at them as a way of living and life. We can all be good problem solvers or be there for our friends before ourselves, but not everyone can do it on a daily basis and for strangers as well.

So, if you're now asking yourself, "Am I an empath?" and you have most of these traits or all of them, welcome to the club of empaths!

1. You're a good problem solver.

Naturally, empaths are good problem solvers because it’s in their nature to help others and help them solve problems in their lives.

2. You tend to ignore your own needs.

Empaths tend to ignore their own problems and issues at the expense of helping someone with their problems. Empaths may become overwhelmed by not taking care of their issues and taking on everyone else’s problems.

3. You're highly intuitive.

You are hyper-aware of your surroundings. You are able to easily feel changes within yourself and your environment.

4. You're extremely in-tune with your surroundings.

Your senses are higher than the average person. You have a sixth sense for being able to perceive changes in your surroundings.

5. You have a big heart.

You have a heart of gold. You have a heart that is often taken advantage of but you don’t let that bring you down or stop you from helping someone else.

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6. You have a hard time saying "no" to people.

You have a difficult time saying "no" to people, regardless of what is being asked of you. People take advantage of your kindness but you would rather have that happen than not help or be there for someone.

7. You have a strong desire to make the world a better place.

You have an intense desire to want to make the world a better place. Many people are not aware of the cruelty or hatred that exists in this world, but you are and that’s why you feel so strongly about making it a better place.

8. You give more than people deserve.

People take your heart of gold for granted and don’t truly appreciate who you are and the length you are willing to go to for people.

9. You're a great listener.

You want to know everything about a person so you have a better idea of how you can help them. You want to know every detail of a story in order to solve problems effectively.

10. You absorb and feel the emotions of others.

You have a unique ability to feel what others are feeling. It’s more than being highly emotional or sensitive. You can literally feel another’s emotions and feelings. It is one of the main reasons you are so willing to help because you don’t want anyone to feel any sadness or pain.

How to Make the Most of These Empath Traits

These are the common traits of an empath. Those who are empaths will usually identify with all of the traits listed.

Empaths are special and unique. Often times, they attract broken individuals due to their warm and gentle demeanor. Careful though, empaths. Don’t let your heart get stomped on too many times. Try to take time for yourself and work out your own issues to better serve others.

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Brittney Lindstrom is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.