Super empaths: What they are and how they impact society

Have you ever met someone who always feels like they need to help people around them?

Well, chances are that these people are super empaths.

In simple terms, super empaths are individuals who have the ability to sense the feelings of other people. They can read nonverbal cues and have an almost preternatural ability to understand someone else’s emotional state.

But how can they impact society? Are their actions beneficial or can they cause trouble?

Keep reading to learn more about what it means to be a super-empath and how these individuals impact society.

9 signs someone is a super empath

1) They have an innate desire to help people

Having a desire to help people is normal, right? I mean, it’s human nature to want to help others.

However, super empaths have an innate desire to help people, and they don’t even have to ask first. That’s because they can sense the emotions of other people and feel compelled to do something about it.

The truth is that super empaths have an innate desire to help others.

Even as children, they want to take care of the people around them. Whether it’s a child in the neighborhood who fell and scraped their knee or an elderly person who can’t make ends meet, there’s always some way in which super empaths can help other people.

But you know what?

Their desire to help isn’t just limited to emotional support, either. They also have a deep-seated urge to provide financial assistance and other types of aid whenever possible.

For instance, it’s common for super empaths to spend far more money than they can afford to help others, often leading to financial problems in their own lives.

And sometimes, their desire to help can be so strong that it can even lead to problems in their own life.

Does this sound familiar?

If so, you should probably understand that many super empaths have a hard time turning down requests from others, which can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety.

This means that it’s something that’s considered an innate desire in super empaths. They have a natural need to assist those who are suffering or in a state of pain.

It’s as if they can’t help themselves by helping others, which often leads them to neglect their own needs.

So, here’s the thing:

Super empaths are naturally drawn to helping other people. They want to ease the suffering of others and don’t feel satisfied until they do.

2) They are extremely intuitive about other people’s needs

When we speak of empaths, the desire to help people is nothing surprising because the word “empath” is associated with a deep sense of empathy.

But isn’t it surprising that they’re extremely intuitive about other people’s needs?

Well, that’s actually one of the things that makes super empaths different from typical empaths.

The truth is that super empaths are able to sense other people’s emotions and needs without spending any time with them. This is a skill that comes naturally to them, and it’s one of the things that makes them so special.

You see, super empaths have an uncanny ability to know what other people need.

They can sense when someone is upset or angry, and they know how to address the situation.

Whether it’s offering a shoulder to cry on or a piece of advice, empaths know exactly how to help.

They are also very good at knowing when someone is in need of a certain type of assistance. Maybe they notice that a coworker is struggling with a project or a friend is going through a rough patch in their life.

Whatever the situation, empaths know how they can help. They are true-blue helpers, and they don’t care if they have to help people who are rude to them or people who don’t appreciate their help.

They just try simply to make sure everyone is okay, and they’ll go out of their way to help others.

However, super empaths are more sensitive to the feelings of others than regular empaths. They can sense emotions and feelings that are more subtle than those of regular empaths.

For example, they can sense when someone is sad, even when they are trying to hide it. They can sense when someone has become distant or unhappy, and they know how to help them.

3) They have defined their purpose in life

One more interesting characteristic of super empaths is that they have a clear purpose in life.

They know why they are here, and they know what they want to accomplish.

They know what their mission is, and they don’t waste any time trying to figure it out. They already know what their purpose is, and they spend their days working towards it.

This gives them a sense of direction, which super empaths typically lack.

They don’t feel lost or confused about where their life is going, because they already have a goal in mind for themselves.

It helps them stay focused on their goals and prevents them from losing track of the things that matter most to them.

And what’s their purpose in life?

Clearly, it’s something related to helping and making other people happy.

And that’s how they can live their lives to the fullest.

But have you already defined your purpose in life?

But when it comes to experiencing peace from helping others, it could be that you’re not living your life aligned with a deeper sense of purpose.

The consequences of not finding your purpose in life include a general sense of frustration, listlessness, dissatisfaction, and a sense of not being connected with your inner self.

It’s difficult to take care of others when you’re not feeling in sync.

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4) They only see the good in people

Here’s another superpower of super empaths:

They only see the good in people, and they don’t get attracted to the bad sides of people.

Most of us usually see the bad side of people first, and then we start to judge them for it, right?

We see someone being rude and we think they’re a bad person. We see someone being dishonest, and we think they’re a liar.

However, super empaths don’t do that.

They only see the good in people, and they won’t be attracted to the bad sides of people. They’re able to see the good side of everyone, even if it’s not obvious at first glance. They’re able to find something positive about everyone.

And you know what?

This helps them to maintain their positive mindset and stay happy through their interactions with other people.

As a matter of fact, super empaths can be very trusting of other people, to the point where it might seem naive to others.

They only see the good in people, which makes it difficult for them to understand when someone does something wrong to them.

They’ll likely struggle to come to terms with the situation, likely blaming themselves for the other person’s poor behavior.

And what’s more, super empaths are always looking for the best in people, which makes them great friends and partners. They make wonderful friends and are always willing to listen if someone needs to talk.

They are also compassionate, caring people who are always willing to help those around them.

When they see someone being rude, they don’t think that person is a bad person. They believe that a person is just going through a difficult time and needs help.

And that’s how we should all think, right?

Instead, we tend to judge people. But super empaths can understand why someone would act out in anger or frustration because they know what it feels like when life isn’t going your way or when you feel like there’s no one you can turn to for support.

They have a deep sense of understanding of what other people are going through because they have been there too, so they try not to judge others who are also going through hard times and need help coping with their problems and difficulties in life.

Do you know what it means?

It means that super empaths realize that everyone has a different perspective on life based on their own personal experiences and beliefs about how the world works.

So instead of focusing on judging others for their actions, super empaths try to understand why someone would act out in certain ways.

5) They guess things that they aren’t supposed to

Ever noticed how some people are able to guess what you’re thinking?

It’s not just because they’re good at reading body language.

In fact, it’s because they can read minds. Well, not exactly read minds, but they have an uncanny ability to sense other people’s emotions and know what those people are feeling.

That’s why super empaths can often tell when someone is lying or if someone is upset, even though that person might be trying to hide his or her emotions from others.

If you are a super empath and you know that someone is telling a lie, chances are that person knows that too.

But instead of pointing out that person’s lie, super empaths will likely try to make the other person feel better by changing the subject or offering support as much as possible without trying to prove themselves right.

The same thing happens when they sense someone is sad or upset about something: they try their best to make them feel better without trying to point fingers at who might be responsible for their bad feelings.

Why does it happen?

Well, super empaths have an almost supernatural ability to guess at things that they aren’t supposed to know.

Maybe they know how someone is feeling or what they are going to do next. It’s almost as if they have some sixth sense that allows them to read people and situations.

Of course, these guesses aren’t always right, but they happen often enough that they’re almost eerie.

While it may seem like these people are reading your thoughts, they are sensing how you feel and picking up on nonverbal cues.

So as you can see, super empaths are very in tune with the feelings of others, and they often know what’s going to happen next.

The result?

A super empath may be able to guess what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling.

6) They are very good at reading body language

This one might seem a little bit strange, but yes, super empaths are very good at reading body language.

It’s not just because they are trained to read people, it’s because they can pick up on subtle cues and emotions that other people might miss.

They can tell if you’re lying if you’re upset, or even if you’re mad just by the way you move your mouth or your hands.

For example, when a super empath sees a person moving their hands around a lot when they talk, chances are that this person is nervous about something and trying to hide it from others.

On the other hand, when someone seems very still and calm, chances are that this person is either bored with what’s going on around them or totally in control of the situation.

A super empath is extremely sensitive to these kinds of details and will often be able to sense what someone else is feeling just by looking at them.

Of course, not everyone has this ability, so don’t worry if you don’t feel like you have it! It’s not something that everyone was born with, and some people might have lost it over time due to lack of use.

But super empaths are very in tune with the feelings of others, and they often know what’s going to happen next.

That’s because they have a heightened sense of awareness when it comes to their surroundings.

They can sense subtle changes in people’s facial expressions, body language, and tones of voice, which helps them determine what someone is feeling or thinking without that person ever telling them.

It also allows them to see the world differently than most people do. For example, if you tell a super empath about your day, they will likely already know something bad happened before you even get around to telling them about it.

They may also offer suggestions as to how you might feel better, even though you haven’t said anything about it yet.

This is just one example of how super empaths often know things before most other people do—and sometimes even before those things happen!

7) They know how to release their emotions

Do you have a hard time letting go of your emotions? Do you find yourself holding onto your anger, sadness, or frustration for a long time? If so, it might be because you have trouble expressing yourself.

But what about super empaths?

They’re able to release their emotions quickly and without any trouble. They don’t hold onto their feelings for long, and they don’t keep them bottled up inside them.

That’s because they are able to feel the emotions of others, which makes it easier for them to understand what they’re feeling.

It also makes it easier for them to work through those emotions on their own, which means they can get rid of them more easily than most people can.

Just as super empaths are able to pick up on the feelings of others, they’re also able to feel what others are feeling. This can make it very difficult to let things go because they’re always picking up on the emotions of those around them.

They may also feel like other people want them to be more emotionally available than they are at that moment.

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8) They feel other people’s emotions as their own

Do you know what empathy means?

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It’s the ability to look at things from another person’s shoes and feel whatever they’re feeling.

And guess what?

People who have this ability to a high degree are called “super empaths.” They feel other people’s emotions as if they were their own.

That’s why empaths are often very sensitive, compassionate, and caring. They can sense what other people are going through emotionally, which makes them want to help them in any way they can.

They generally feel more deeply than others do, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because it allows them to connect with others on a deeper level.

Also, it makes them more creative and imaginative than most people are. They tend to be natural artists and musicians because they uniquely see the world.

This also helps them with their problem-solving skills since they can see things from many different perspectives at once.

Sounds impressive, right?

But don’t jump to conclusions yet and here’s why:

Since super empaths are highly sensitive, they can feel the emotions that others are experiencing. This can be a blessing and a curse.

The thing is that super empaths tend to get easily overwhelmed by the emotions of others around them, even if those emotions aren’t directed at them personally.

This can make it difficult for empaths to spend time with large groups of people or go out in public places where there are lots of people all around them because so many different feelings will be bombarding their senses at once.

Even being around one or two other people who are feeling negative emotions can make an empath feel drained because he is picking up on those feelings from a distance as well.

That’s why empaths tend to be introverted and enjoy spending time alone so that they can recharge.

9) They have a hard time not caring

And the final sign of the super empaths we’re about to describe is that they have a hard time not caring, which can be both good and bad.

It’s good because empaths can’t stand seeing other people in pain or suffering. They want to help them in any way they can, especially if those people are close to them.

For example, if an empath’s friend is feeling down or upset about something that happened in their life, the empath will want to do whatever they can to make the friend feel better again.

The same goes for family members and even strangers that they may run into who are going through a tough time. The empathic ability to sense what others are feeling makes it hard for them not to care about what happens next in the lives of those around them.

And it’s bad because empaths often hurt themselves when someone close to them is hurting emotionally and they don’t know how to help them.

For example, if an empath’s parent is going through a divorce, the empath will likely feel the negative emotions that their parent is experiencing as well because he’s so closely connected with him or her on a deep level.

The same thing goes for friends and other family members who may be going through rough times in their lives.

Their negative emotions will start affecting the empath as well since they tend to take on all of their feelings as their own without even realizing it sometimes until it’s too late.

This means that super empaths have a very difficult time not caring about other people and their struggles.

This isn’t something that they can turn off, even if they wanted to.

They care about everyone and everything, which can be a good trait but can also be a bad one. It’s not uncommon for empaths to experience depression and anxiety.

They have such a strong desire to help other people that they’re likely to become depressed because they aren’t able to help everyone in need.

How do super empaths impact society?

Now after understanding the most typical signs of a super empath, we’re going to discuss the overall impact of these people on society.

While some people may view super empaths as a nuisance or a burden, they have actually made a positive impact on society because of their unique abilities to sense what others are feeling.

Super empaths do impact society in many positive ways. But guess what?

Sometimes they might even have a negative influence on society.

Let’s take a closer look at these positive and negative influences of super empaths over society.

3 major benefits of having a super empath in society

1) They help others by being understanding and compassionate

First of all, super empaths help others by simply being understanding and compassionate.

They can sense what others are feeling and they can understand the emotions of other people in a way that most people can’t. That’s why they’re often able to be very supportive of their friends, family members, and even strangers.

When someone needs to talk about their problems, super empaths are always there to listen because they have an innate ability to sense when someone is going through a hard time and needs help.

They make wonderful friends and partners because they are always willing to listen and provide advice.

Also, super empaths can be very compassionate individuals who truly care about the well-being of others.

They aren’t afraid to show their emotions and to let their feelings shine through.

They don’t hold back in showing how much they care about those around them, which means that most people enjoy having them as friends because of how much support they give them during difficult times in life.

2) They make great counselors or therapists

Having super empaths is very helpful for society because they make great counselors or therapists because they understand the emotional side of things so well!

The reason why they make good counselors is that they are insightful and have a strong desire to help people.

They are able to sense what others are feeling, which means that they can help people who are struggling with their emotions.

They can also help people who are struggling with depression or anxiety by sensing what they’re going through and giving them the emotional support they need.

Super empaths make great counselors because they really care about others and want to see them happy.

3) They often donate money or volunteer

And the third benefit of having super empaths in society is that they often donate money or volunteer.

The reason why they often donate their time and money is that they care about others and want to help those who are struggling.

They feel the emotions of others, which means that they understand what it’s like to have a hard time financially or to be bullied at school.

And they also help others by donating money to charity and helping other people financially when they’re in a position to do so.

They can then help by volunteering or donating money so that those who are less fortunate than them can have a better life.

How can super-empaths cause trouble in society?

But unfortunately, these people also impact society in negative ways.

While it’s true that super empaths help others, they can cause trouble if they become too emotionally involved in other people’s problems. For example, if you’re in a relationship with an empath, take care not to burden them with your problems.

You must also be upfront with them. You can’t lie to them or keep secrets because they will find out and it will hurt their feelings.

You should also be careful not to take advantage of their good nature. You must also make sure to take care of yourself and meet your own needs.

Finally, super empaths need to be reassured that you care about them and appreciate everything that they do for you.

Final thoughts

As you can see, super-empaths are individuals who have extremely high levels of empathy.

Although they make up a very small percentage of the population, their unique abilities can have a large impact on society.

Super-empaths experience things on a much deeper level because of their heightened senses. They can also read people in ways that most other people cannot.

So, keep in mind that if you feel like you have exceptional insight into the thoughts and feelings of others, you might be a super-empath, too!

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Nato Lagidze

Nato is a writer and a researcher with an academic background in psychology. She investigates self-compassion, emotional intelligence, psychological well-being, and the ways people make decisions. Writing about recent trends in the movie industry is her other hobby, alongside music, art, culture, and social influences. She dreams to create an uplifting documentary one day, inspired by her experiences with strangers.

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