Do you sense the emotions and feelings of the world around you? If you do, you might be an empath. Empaths are able to absorb energy in a unique way, understanding others without using speech and tuning into people and objects on an emotional level.

Being an empath can make the world a very stimulating place, which isn’t always easy. But there are ways to turn your sensitivity into a superpower as a trained shaman.

There are many different types of empaths in the world who see the world in different ways. Read on to learn more about the different empath types and discover which you might be.

How Many Types of Empath Are There?

The term empath is actually quite vague. While it describes the deep sensitivity of a soul, it doesn’t look into the finer details of their abilities. This is where the ten different types of empath come into play.

If you’re wondering how to know if you’re an empath, you should first read through each different type and their traits to see which you identify with the most. To help you out, we’ve put together a brief run-through of each.

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Telepathic Empath: The Mind Reader

If you’ve ever felt that you can understand another person’s thoughts when you are near them, you could be a telepathic empath. These people are able to tune into the minds of others, identifying messages without speech. They’re also able to identify connections between objects and people, making them a universal empath.

Precognitive Empath: Those Who Get Advance Notice

Some empaths can sense what’s going to happen before it does. Their premonitions are usually seen through dreams which center around emotional and physical disturbances. When their intuition is heightened, precognitive empaths often feel extremely anxious and highly sensitive.

Emotional Empath: Connection by Feeling

This is the most common type of empath, and the one most people think about when wondering what can an empath do? They’re extremely sensitive to other people’s emotions and can feel them as if they were their own. If you’re an emotional empath, find out how to live happier with our help.

Plant Empath: The Plant Whisperer

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A plant empath (or flora empath) has a deep emotional connection to the natural world. They can understand what plants need and how to maintain ecological balance in the world around them. In fact, their instinct towards the needs of nature is so strong that any type of plant will flourish when around them.

Animal Empath: One With the Animal Kingdom

If you’re a fauna or animal empath, you feel a deep bond to the animal kingdom. You love spending time with animals and can understand them, making you a great healer of animals. The animal empath is often the most introverted.

Claircognizant Empaths: The Clear-Eyed One

Claircognizant means ‘clear thinking’ and is used to describe empaths who can see the right path through life. You could also call them an intuitive empath, as they know what has to happen in any given situation without any evidence and can tell the truth from lies.

Geomantic Empaths: Grounded in Earth

Have you ever felt as though the Earth is giving you signs? Then you might be a geomantic empath. This type of empath can read signals in the soil, gaining energy from the ground. They’re especially good at predicting future natural events and disasters, like hurricanes, as they read the Earth’s energy.

Heyoka Empath: The Strongest One

Some people see the Heyoka empath (or super empath) as the strongest due to their unique ability to mirror the emotions of others. They’re also known as the Sacred Clown in Native American culture and are often unconventional in both their actions and thoughts. 

Physical Empath: They Feel What You Do

Have you ever felt the physical sensations of those around you as though they were your own? This is a key trait of a physical empath, who can understand the ailments and body pains of others and will suffer as those around them suffer, but can also become a powerful healer.

Psychometric Empaths: Energy Everywhere

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Psychometric empaths can understand energy and information from photographs, objects, or locations, usually those that are meaningful to a person. They can also understand situations or past experiences related to objects. 

What is the Rarest Type of Empath?

The rarest type of empath is the Heyoka empath. These people who can show others their own true feelings and aid them in healing are hard to find, and if you’re one of them, then you’re incredibly rare. Embrace your abilities and share them with the world. 

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If you think you’ve spotted some signs you’re an empath or are feeling overwhelmed by the sensory world around you, we can help. The Empowered & Equipped Empath program in our Mentorship, aids you in decluttering the energetic world so that you can thrive in the empath zone. Learn how to leverage your empathic abilities and make the world a better place with our Mentorship program.

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Angie Ates is a Public Speaker, Natural Health Practitioner, Trainer, and Culture Creator Dedicated to Empowering others. She achieves this through education, whether via speaking, training, or hands-on Shamanic work.

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