Ever met someone who seems to understand everything you are going through? The chances are you have met an empath who is intuitively aware. The term empath comes from empathy, which is the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others outside of your own. Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one type of empath! So, you might think you know everything about what an empath is and what an empath does, but, we can assure you that there is a lot more to being an emapth than what people think, and being an empath means more than reading negative energy or people’s feelings! Today we shall be discussing what the different types of empaths are. If you are an empath yourself, or if you know someone who is, this may help you to understand yourself a little better!
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How many types of empaths are there?
We are all told that empaths are a very specific person, one who does not enjoy crowded spaces and one who can read the energy of anyone. But, it turns out that not all empaths are the kind who tap into the emotions of others or who read negative energy in a room or space. Some can tap into other aspects, like physical symptoms that others are experiencing, or possibly an inner knowing of what is truly meant vs. what was said.
Empaths are sensitive people, and each of the different types of empaths can sense something unique. What types of empaths are there? Here is a list of the 14 different empaths that have been discovered so far. However, there could be and probably are so many more!
- Psychometric empath
- Emotional empath
- Animal or fauna empath
- Physical empath
- Indigo empath
- Medium or psychic empath
- Earth or geomantic empath
- Telepathic empath
- Molecular empath
- Plant or flora empath
- Claircognizant or intuitive empath
- Precognitive empath
- Dream empath
- Heyoka empath
What are the different types of empaths?
The various types of empaths all have different types of empath abilities unique to their category. Not all empath types can pick up on emotions, but that doesn’t make them an empath, it’s just a less spoken about type of empath. We will look at the different types of empathic abilities for each type. Each one can have a strong connection to their empathic ability. So strong, that it can feel almost like a superpower! Knowing your own body and energy field, have a read through these 14 empaths and see if you recognize yourself!
1. Psychometric empath
have you ever felt an emotional connection to a certain geographical place? Maybe you have an object that holds your sentiment? this is what a psychometric empath would be able to pick up from you. If you have ever perceived an emotional connection between someone and an object or a place, then you might be a psychometric empath!
2. Emotional empath
This is one of the most common types of empaths. An emotional empath can pick up other people’s emotions. It can be mightily confusing too because they often are not aware they’re feeling the vibrations of someone else, and those emotions that came out of the blue are not their own.
3. Animal or fauna empath
Some of you may have contacted an animal whisperer at some point in your life. This is where an animal empath comes into play. They can sense the wants and needs of your pet, but also other animals. Fauna empaths are empathetic towards the vibrations that animals give off, and the animals can sense that connection too.
4. Physical empath
A physical empath is very in-tune with other people‘s physical symptoms. They can sense when someone’s health is not up to scratch, and some even manifest the same symptoms as the person they have sensed. Additionally, they can get an energy boost from those who are in optimal health and well-being.
5. Indigo empath
You might have thought that Indigo empath has something to do with the indigo generation. These empaths are highly sensitive to the bad intentions of others. If someone is up to no good, and doing a good job at hiding their sly behaviors from most people, they will not be able to get away with it if an indigo empath comes along. They can sniff out anyone behaving questionable and without a sense of morals. Narcissists do not stand a chance when an indigo empath is nearby.
6. Medium or psychic empath
In the end, this is based upon the belief system of the psychic empath. But, ultimately the empathic trait of a medium empath is being able to connect with entities from the spirit realm or the afterlife. They have an inner knowing about certain locations and the energies that reside there.
7. Earth or geomantic empath
An earth empath has a special connection to mother nature. They help sense when a natural disaster might string like earthquakes. Instead of feeling the physical pain of others like a physical empath, they can sense the pain of earth.
8. Telepathic empath
A telepathic empath is a little more intricate than the others and is one of the rarer empathic abilities to have. These people can perceive other people’s thoughts. It might be slightly different for each telepathic empath, but in the end, they know what you had on your mind, even if it was not word-for-word.
9. Molecular empath
There are emotional empaths who pick up on other people’s feelings and others who can feel the pain of others without any infliction. The extraordinary perceptions of a molecular empath are being able to pick up on the feelings of others, but getting deep down to the very molecules that created our bodies. What this means, is that these empaths will be able to ascertain the true nature of a stanger, even if they have just met for the first time.
10. Plant or flora empath
We all need one of these friends. Not all of us are born to be gardeners, some even struggle to keep a succulent alive. The green thumbs of our species are plant empaths, and they can make any garden thrive and flourish by picking up the needs of plants. This means they will know what remedies the various plants need when sick, how much water and fertilizer to give them, and more!
11. Claircognizant or intuitive empath
A claircognizant empath is someone who simply knows what is going on without having to be informed. Someone with these abilities will know what drawer to look in when they have never been to the house before. They will know which route to take when they have never been to that destination.
12. Precognitive empath
A precognitive empath has a sense of knowing what is going on in front of them, and they can predict an outcome of a certain situation that makes them seem physic or clairvoyant. It’s almost like they have a deep connection to seeing the future or possible futures. They will know whether or not you will pass your test at school, or win your sports game.
13. Dream empath
have you ever had a strange dream that is rather profound and felt particularly real? A dream empath will be your best bet in deciphering the meaning of the different symbologies that were shown. When you tell them the details, they will understand the meaning behind the symbols immediately, no matter how obscure. The empath of dreams is someone who doesn’t need to research the meaning of a dream symbol, they just know intuitively.
14. Heyoka empath
This is one of the most powerful empaths. They are the triggers of spiritual breakthroughs and awakenings. Acting almost like a spiritual mirror, they can reflect the lessons you are needing to learn. Have you ever been so frustrated with someone certain things, or posting certain pictures online, the chances are you have encountered a heyoka empath? This means you need to do some internal work to find the lesson you need to learn.
Key takeaways about the different kinds of empaths
There are many types of empaths! This shows us that each of us has some kind of empathic connection. If you are unsure which one is yours, sit down and meditate on it for a while. As you are going through your daily lives, your ability will become more clear.
Are there different types of empaths?
So far, there are 14 different types of empaths. Each of them has an ability unique to its type. An animal empath will be able to sense the needs of animals, and an emotional empath will be able to perceive the emotions of others.
Can you be more than one type of empath?
Yes, you can! In fact, You can be multiple types of empaths all at once, and you can learn to become more if you wish to be! It’s all about knowing your own body, your own mind, and when discovering your empath gifts for the first time, allowing yourself to feel the vibes! An empath means you have a heightened sense and a deep connection to that ability and you will have certain empathic traits relating to certain extraordinary perceptions. The more aware you are and open to the perception, the more you will start to perceive!
How many empaths are there in the world?
Everyone on earth has empathic abilities. They just might not be aware of them yet. This means there could be the same amount of empaths in the world as there are people. It is impossible to know how many empaths are out there, perhaps one day with social media, we could find out!
What is the rarest type of empath?
The heyoka empath is the least common in this world. These special empaths can read people’s feelings and people’s thoughts! They can reflect your spiritual standpoint and mirror it to you so you learn a vital lesson. this can trigger a breakthrough or even a dark night of the soul.
Are there different levels of empaths?
Yes, sort of! Different empaths have different special connections to others. Some empaths are more aware of their ability than others. This means they will perceive more, and understand better. No empath is better than another, and it is not a competition. Each one of us is unique and brings our own gifts to the situation.
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