Am I An Empath Quiz

Whether you are conscious of it or not, you may be influenced by others in ways you don't realize.  Empaths are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. This can impact our own emotions, perceptions, energy levels, and even your physical health.



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People (even strangers) confide in me, finding me easy to talk to.

I gesture a great deal when I communicate, and my face is often very animated.


I feel beauty palpably; music, art, nature creates a sense of delight and expansiveness in my body.


People (and animals) and their relationships and interactions are endlessly interesting to me.


I often experience a variety of strong emotions in a single day. I can go from happiness, to anger, to sadness, to joy and more.

I tend to know how others are feeling, even (or especially if) they are trying to hide it.


Small talk and idle chit chat are uncomfortable or annoying for me.

Violence, tragedy, or cruelty in TV shows, movies, newspapers and books is almost unbearable for me to read or watch.

When I make a social blunder, I feel extremely disturbed, and I work hard to make things right again.

Making other people happy makes me happy. I put a lot of time, energy and importance into it.


I am deeply aware of the personal space of others.


I love to talk about and think about interpersonal issues and social structures.

I feel the urge to help underdogs, those who are ill or in emotional turmoil.

I feel overwhelmed in situations where there are many people around.

I love to play with and interact lovingly with people and animals.

I am drawn to causes of injustice, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to alleviate suffering.

I enjoy thinking about, searching for, and finding the perfect gifts for others.

I often find myself mimicking the mannerisms, accents, and body language of others without meaning to.

I would prefer to sit alone in nature for a while to calm and rejuvenate myself, than go to a massage parlor.


I consider the needs and feelings of others in decisions I make, often to the point of ignoring my own needs and feelings.


I require a lot of sleep, particularly after being around a lot of people during the day.

In an emergency, I can focus on what’s important and provide assistance.


I often feel fatigued and have unexplainable aches and pains in my body.


I feel the emotions of others viscerally — in my own body — especially when others are unwilling or unable to admit to feeling them.


I am deeply sensitive to things like sounds, colors, textures, scents, shapes, and spatial relationships between objects.


I am very sensitive to foods and tend to respond markedly to dietary changes.


With those closest to me, I tend to rely upon gestures and eye contact (rather than words) during conversations.

I do not like black-and-white polarization; the truth usually resides somewhere in the middle.

I’m very creative and spiritually inclined. I’m somewhat a ‘dreamer’ and I enjoy my alone time.

I can get blissfully lost for hours in my special interests.


I tend to think about interpersonal issues by imagining myself in the place of those involved.

In conversations I can clearly identify the subtle undercurrents of thought and emotion present in the other person.


Interpersonal conflict — even when it does not involve me personally — often feels physically painful to me.


I feel drawn to work that helps others and provides a valuable contribution to the world.

People (even strangers) confide in me, finding me easy to talk to.