The Empath – Psychopath Spectrum

Okay so many of us in the intuitive world are Empaths. We are super sensitive to others energy and feel it affect us. An Empath really feels anothers emotions and energy as well.

And it can be reaaaally hard if we work with people in close proximity especially in an environment where we offering healing services or work with the sick.

You are also really intuitive to how people feel, their intentions, what they want of you and its super easy to pick up liars. When someone says something in inauthentic or a lie we feel it. So if you’re a spiritual practitioner most of your clients are probably empaths so just be aware they will feel if you’re being inauthentic!

The thing is empaths pick up others energies and hold them in their aura. The good and the bad stuff. They tend to get super fatigued and have environmental sensitivities and unexplained aches and pains. And they will need time to recuperate and recharge!

And due to my background that recharging on my own thing was super confusing. I am licensed to facilitate the Myers-Brigg personality test, where you can find out if you’re an introvert /extrovert. And in every test I did on myself there I came up as an extrovert. EVERYTIME I was tested. YET the fundamental aspect of being an introvert is that you need time to recharge after spending time with people was true to me.

An introvert: needs to recharge after being with people by being on their own.

An extrovert: gets energy from being around other people.

And so I was confused why am I drained after being around people when I’m an extrovert? Because I’m an empath!

An empath NEEDS to recharge from people. We love people. We feel people, we want to be around them but unless we know how to work with our energy field, we absorb other peoples stuff and hold onto it.

And in my sessions I know straight away if someone is an empath. Their energy field is kind of like tentacles flowing into everything around them and doesn’t have a solid start/end to it, it flows into everything touching it. They feel everything and absorb everything.

But empaths are healers.

Often empaths are told to close themselves off, to not experience the things they do, to shut themselves off, but I believe this is a disservice to empaths. The greatest thing I learnt as an empath, is not to deny it, to shut yourself off, but to master your energy.

If someone would come to me and they told me a story that was devastating, I would feel it and let it go. As opposed to holding onto it, I consciously made the decision to just – let it go. Breathe it out. Its not mine.

I became aware of my energy field, call it in and would just release other peoples emotions and energies. Theres no need to hold onto it. If you feel someone elses stuff, just have the intention to let it go.

And I stopped having this issue of fatigue and taking on stuff that wasn’t mine.

Often an empath will come to me feel overwhelmed, anxious and a lot of the stuff their feeling and their energy wont even be theirs! I’ll spend most of the session clearing them up energetically, cutting their cords and calling in their aura.

Its also really hard for an emapth to watch any violence as they tend to feel it and being in public places can be hard as the energy is super overwhelming. Nature can be healing because you don’t feel bombarded by energies and can let your guard down.

The thing that’s most important to remember is that as an empath, you are a healer! You have a gift. You were given the ability to tune into anyones psychic and emotional state to heal. And empath is not something to deny, but something to embrace and learn to work with your energy!

SO psychopathy!

ow does this relate to empaths? Whilst doing my bachelor of psychology I studied a lot about psychopathy in first year.

So the reason psychopaths are interesting is because their major mark is they feel NO empathy.

Psychopathy is a spectrum disorder and can be diagnosed only using the 20-item Hare Psychopathy Checklist. (The bar for clinical psychopathy is a score of 30 or more). Brainanatomy, genetics, and a person’s environment may all contribute to the development of psychopathic traits.


The reason why its easy for them to kill someone is because they don’t feel that empathy. They have no concept of what its like to experience someone elses pain or suffering. They may feel pity but its more self involved like ‘I feel sorry for you because I hope that doesn’t happen to me.’

They also tend to be very narcisstic they have a high self worth, and tend to get bored very easy. They also lie a lot and are manipulative.

They also have a lot of behavioral issues as children you can spot the characteristics as children, stealing, high impulsivity, and high promiscuity.

Research has found that psychopaths brain patterns are slightly different and that its often genetic. There hasn’t been much research on empaths if they are genetic but have a look at your own family if you’re an empath. Is your mother or grandmother highly sensitive as well?

Due to the nature of psychopaths there is a lot of controversy wether or not psychopaths can actually experience love!

The Emapth – Psychopath dynamic

Empaths can spot psychopaths very easily. Psychopaths are often energy vampires and when empaths look into their eyes they can feel really off.

In fact empaths are often the only ones who can spot psychopaths. They are the ones who you often here stories where they didn’t go with the serial killer as they felt off about them. That something made them feel not quite right.

Due to the fact empaths feel others and can tell when someone is lying they very easily spot psychopaths as well, they can put a good show on of caring but empaths see straight through it.

Psychopathy and Empaths are on empathy spectrum. From one end to another and most of the population fall in between. However in our work with the spiritual, we tend to attract and be empaths.

Here are some facts:

1% of the population are psychopaths

15-20% of the population are Highly sensitive (empaths) on Dr Elaines Arons studied of the the highly sensitive persons.

Most psychopaths are male, most empaths are female.

25% of psychopaths are in prison and they tend to do fantastic in capitalistic society, becoming CEOs and business owners and empaths tend to become healers, work with nature or children.

So studying spirituality and psychology gave me an interesting spectrum of human empathy.

If you’re an empath, check your energy field. Call it in, make sure it’s not too open, put yourself into an energy bubble!

Carry around black tourmaline and kyanite crystals to protect yourself.


Your instincts will always be right about people, and when you feel something from someone like sadness or an emotion or energy, breath it out and conciously let it go.

Clear yourself, sage yourself daily and pick the people you surround yourself with. Make sure they are kind open-hearted people

Ask archangel Michael to cut your etheric cords and make sure you stay away from energy vampires and protect yourself energetically!

Remember, to be an empath is a gift, embrace it!

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