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  • Rachael M. Shaffer, RMT

💙 Types of Empaths

According to Dr. Judith Orloff, there are three general types of empaths:

◼️ Physical Empaths, who are highly attuned to others' physical symptoms and sensations.

◼️ Emotional Empaths, who absorb others' emotions like a sponge.

◼️ Intuitive Empaths, who are highly intuitive, sometimes telepathic, may receive messages in dreams, communicate with plants and/or animals, and possibly contact the other side.

Dr. Orloff breaks down Intuitive Empaths further into the subcategories of Telepathic, Precognitive, Dream, Mediumship, Plant, Earth, and Animal Empaths, respectively. Knowing your tendencies and sensitivies is vital in order to take optimal care of your well-being. Empathy, the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes, is a sign of maturity and a beautiful skill, but it involves your perception of what another is experiencing. Being an Empath means that you have porous boundaries and a tendency to merge with the energies around you, inevitably attuning to and taking on the emotions, sensations, and sometimes thoughts that you come in contact with. Do you resonate with this information and consider yourself an Empath? In Judith Orloff's book The Empath's Survival Guide, she includes a quiz to help you figure it out. I highly recommend it!

Warmest Wishes,


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