Empaths feel others' emotions intensely and care for the wellbeing of all people. They not only feel for others, they feel with them.
Empaths are unique in that they not only feel sympathy for others but are compelled from their very core to act to help those in need. Their empathy is not merely an emotion but a call to action. They are often the people others confide in.
An Empath cares deeply for their partner and has no trouble prioritizing their needs. They are natural givers and usually, but not always, identify with the Agape, or altruistic, love types.
They value relationships that are open and honest. With their ability to feel their partner's emotions, they can easily tell when something is off. An empath in the most healthy and self-actualized state will prefer to deal with relationship conflict openly and collaboratively.
Empaths let their heart guide them. They are uniquely susceptible to the charm of a narcissist, who over time may begin to use and emotionally manipulate them to their advantage. Their altruistic nature might make it difficult for them to give up on someone with these controlling tendencies, as they feel that they can repair them with enough understanding and compassion. Therefore, it's important for Empaths to try their best to steer clear of people that can take advantage of their kindness.
Empaths are like an emotional sponge, constantly absorbing the emotions of others. With most of their time being spent feeling and caring for the emotions of others, they may begin to neglect their own emotional and mental wellbeing.
A key component of being an Empath is needing time to recharge—therefore it's important that they actually take the time to reflect on their own emotions and attend to them too.