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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Empathic verses Empath Feelings

Written by Mathew Naismith

The following post of mine will most likely be of interest to empaths and empathics alike. As I will explain with the assistance of a number of external sources, there is a big difference between being an empath and empathic, however, most often these two instinctive different qualities are used in conjunction with the other.  

There is indeed a big difference between being emphatic and an empath as an article I have inserted the link to will explain further. Basically, empathic refers to feelings based on the psychical side of things, however, being an empath refers to the clairesentient side of things. Clairsentience, which means clear sensing, is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of the normal five senses. Psychics who are clairsentient are able to retrieve information from houses, public buildings and outside areas.

Empathic Definition

Is empathy a feeling or an emotion?
Affective empathy, also called emotional empathy: the capacity to respond with an appropriate emotion to another's mental states. Our ability to empathize emotionally is based on emotional contagion: being affected by another's emotional or arousal state.

What does it mean to be an empathic person?
2. Empaths absorb other people's emotions. Empaths are highly attuned to other people's moods, good and bad. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme. They take on negativity such as anger or anxiety, which can be exhausting for them.

Empath and Empathic Description

As I did, I hope you find the following article interesting. 

Extract: Empath is another term for clairsentient. With that, we’re moving from the world of psychology to the world of spiritual healing. An estimated 2-4% of the population is clairsentient (I suspect those numbers may be much lower, but that is a separate discussion) and about 15-20% of the population is HSP.


An empath that is not empathic will not become emotionally involved or upset by what they feel or psychically become aware of through extrasensory perception (ESP). In a true sense, a true empath will not become emotionally involved or upset by what they feel and become aware of. In the case of a true empath that is also not being empathic, being an empath is more to do with awareness than feelings, of course being empathic is more to do with feelings than actual awareness.

A person who is also being an empath as well as empathic, will be influenced by bias. Let's be truthful here, emotions are based on a bias in accordance with the emotions being expressed, the more emotions expressed, the more bias our perceptions will become, a true empath doesn't have this problem with bias. However in saying this, there is always a certain amount of emotions involved in being a true empath, in the case of a true empath though, the bias involved is irrelevant as it has little or no bearing on what is being projected through ESP.

Usually clairvoyants are emotionally detached where psychics are more emotionally attached, however at times psychics are detached, this is basically when a psychic becomes clairvoyant, emotionally detached to a degree.

In my numerous years of observation, often have I observed people who are empaths and empathic often judge other people and situations, through their feelings, in accordance with the bias being expressed through their empathic feelings. They will feel someone's anger, distress or hate, and judge only in accordance with these feelings. They often go no further to become aware of the situation that has created these feelings and the real person behind these feelings. I have observed insurmountable times where other people have been judged in this way by empaths who are also empathic, in actuality, most often these people are more empathic than being an empath.

Simply, feelings are not a true sense of awareness, they are only an awareness of the feelings involved. Of course feelings are a bias in what we become aware of or not, they are not of a whole truth but of part truths only.

In saying this:

Two weeks before the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986, I could feel that the space shuttle Challenger was going to disintegrate in flight. As the disaster came closer to fruition, I could feel the anguish of the people involved, the closer the disaster came, the more anguish I could feel. The feelings I felt were simply horrifying to say the least.

In this case, the feelings were more of an awareness of a coming disaster as I could feel other people's feelings in a future event. Feelings can indeed play a part in an empaths life, however, it is wise to be aware that our empathic feelings can and often do give us false depictions of other people and situations.

I simply feel for empaths who are more empathic than just simply being an empath. It's not a good space to be in but being aware of the difference between an empath and being empathic can assist you, but only if you have a need to be honest with yourself.

Note: I think it is worth reading the article supplied in this post, especially if you are an empath struggling with your emotional feelings.    

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