What Is An Empath?

“Hi my name is Faey Szeuw and I am an Empath.”



How Do You Know You’re One? Take This Quick Empath Test and See If You Have The Empath Traits.

Ever feel overwhelmed by your environment? Does it sometime feel like others energy soaks into your personal space? Ever catch yourself feeling exhausted, angry, irritable, moody, or sick for no reason–it just came like a sudden flood out of no where? Have you ever asked yourself why you are so sensitive to others around you and the environment?

The good news is these feelings might NOT be yours.

You may be what others call an “empath” also know as a “highly sensitive person” (HSP). Empaths are highly sensitive of the environment and energy. Often they can sense others energy and even absorb others energy. They can sense how another person is feeling just by being in proximity or seeing the person as if the feeling is in their OWN body.

The following list is provided by Michael R. Smith, Ph.D of EmpathConnection.com to help you discover if you are an empath.

You May Be An Empath If…

1. You look at someone and “just know” their emotional state.
2. You can feel the energy coming at you (or being drained) from another person, especially from the eyes.
3. You have a blocked feeling in your chest [or core], as if someone is tugging on it.
4. Tend to run away from people when stressed, rather than engage.
5. You’ve been called “oversensitive,” especially if you’re male.
6. Always know where danger may lurk. (Curiously, you may have avoided accidents).
7. Are drawn to the tranquility of animals.
8. Are drawn to mountains, nature, the ocean – anywhere outdoors.
9. Can not bear violence in any form.
10. Can easily produce tears, sometimes at will.
11. You can feel the physical aches & pains of others.
12. Feel better after a good, intense cry.
13. See things from the “bigger picture” and from “the larger scheme of things.”
14. Are overwhelmed by large crowds or mobs (e.g. shopping malls).
15. Can sometimes feel affected by the energy of the full moon.
16. Have intense, fantastic, and sometimes lucid, dreams.

If this sounds like you… You’re not alone.

For more helpful energy tips and techniques to help Empaths & Highly Sensitive People, check out Dr. Michael R. Smith’s The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power.

Here’s a sample of what’s included when you grab your copy. (This offer is only good through this link .)


6 thoughts on “What Is An Empath?

  1. Sheri Sanford

    I just want to thank you for all the information, wow yes this is exactly how Iam, I wish I could afford the book, but the timming is off, hopefully my dreams will come true, cause reading this book is now on my to do list. Thank you so very much xo


      1. Faey Post author

        Hi PJ,
        Thanks for writing in. Human beings are creatures of habits. So with that comes addictions.
        Just simply REPLACE the unwanted addictions for addictions you want.
        For example, if you like eating something that’s not healthy…simply replaced it with healthier version.
        Over time your taste buds will change…and you become addicted to the healthier ones
        you put in place everyday.
        …and when you do go back, your system would reject it because it loves feeling
        the good feelings and bodily sensations that the new energize healthy selections gives you versus the old food choices.
        This technique can be use for most if not all addictions.
        With love and appreciation, Faey


  2. Avalon

    My name is Ava. I am an Empath. I have always been one. All of those things that this site mention is me. I have many more gifts, strange and confusing ones….but mainly my concern is how to defeat or at least survive a sociopath. I was married to one, so I know what this one is… but this one, I work with…and she is a female and it is crazy the control she has. I would like to defeat this thing, put a stop to the destruction she does to these people. I want to help them. I also need help on how to be strong in all these gifts that I have. I need guidance, I was raised in Church(religion) and the only guidance that I have ever received was that I had to draw closer to God and give it all to him. Nothing wrong with that, but that is not where I am right now. I know God, now I need to know me. Can you help me? Please.


  3. Jason Bennett

    I’m largely untrained, and while uncertain of my power level, its more than enough to affect other people. I’ve been told that I project. A lot. Far too often, mundanes seem to unconsciously recognize that I’m affecting them, and being unable to sort things out they react negatively. I’ve been able to cut down on this by being an introvert, but I need better tools if i want any kind of a life. I already know i need to work on shielding, but it seems that’s mostly to keep things out. while I definitely need that, I think a more immediate need is to keep my own “radio static” in. any help or where to look for free resources would be appreciated.



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