There are many lists of empath traits. My go-to favorites are:
- Were you described as over-sensitive as a child?
- Do you avoid crowds?
- Do you avoid watching the news and sad or violent movies?
- Do you sense when someone is not telling the truth?
- Do you experience emotions for reasons that you often dont understand and cant control?
- Do you know you have other abilities but which you hide from the mainstream world around you?
- ... and especially ...
- Do you pick up emotions and energy from other people?
And if the answer is "I am still not sure" then just know that many of us here started out uncertain if we were empaths or not. Once you start asking yourself "Am I an empath?" the answer will increasingly be a clearer and clearer "Yes!"