This might sound strange, but not to empaths. Crowded rooms, events, streets or parties can send your senses into a huge, overloaded muddle, with simultaneous emotions coming at you from all directions. Sounds like a nightmare, yes? With correct shielding (I recommend the use of protection stones) this energy is all but annulled. You can feel people’s moods or predominant energy as they walk past you. An aggressive person passing can feel like an energetic punch or slap in the face as they pass you. A softer soul will emit no such punch and seem quiet in comparison.

6. Living Location Is Important

Some empaths may feel the pain of the world, like a curse. Others are just aware of the energy of the city or neighbourhood they live in. Many empaths end up living in smaller areas where the population energy is less in their face. Living in a very lively area, like a young and hip area, or a crime area, or a highly populated, dense area, can drain the empath. As an empath, don’t you just love a country walk in a lonely place to recharge those batteries?

7. You Are VERY Sensitive

This is a given. You do not like to see any living thing in pain or suffering because you suffer right along side them. Some empaths might even feel physical symptoms coinciding what others are going through. If violence on TV is extreme, you might just change the channel. If there is an unpleasant scene, an argument or someone is being bullied, you might even leave the room if you can’t help them. You don’t want to see it or feel it.