Are You An Empath? – Score Your Empathic Traits

Are You An Empath?


Do you have these most common empathic traits? How high do you score as an empath? Is this the reason you struggle with the energy, emotions and world around you?

So What Is An Empath? 

An empath is someone who has heightened clairsentience, the intuitive or psychic gift of clear feeling. Empath’s fundamentally have the gift of feeling the emotions, energy even physical pain of other’s and thing’s around them.

Empathy, the art of being empathic is being able to understand what another might be feeling or going through. So being highly empathic doesn’t necessarily mean you are an empath. And if you are an empath doesn’t mean your unique gifts and strength’s are the same as another empath. All empath’s are to a degree highly sensitive, but being a HSP, Highly Sensitive Person doesn’t mean you are empathic.

Every empath’s is like everyone else in life, they have their our own unique skills, abilities and challenges. But the biggest problem most empath’s have is they haven’t learned how to harness their abilities effectively. In-fact they can become very debilitated by their traits.That is why being an empath can feel like more of a curse than a gift.

The issue with many empaths is they are constantly trying to fix themself and those around them from the wrong perspective. They have so much unhealthy conditioning, not just fear around their empathic gift’s or sensitive traits. But often lots of distorted beliefs, unhealthy guilt around putting their need’s first, their health and wellbeing first.

So Are You An Empath?

  1. Are you easily started, stimulated by noise, too much information, smells?

  2.  Are you more sensitive to other stimulant’s e.g. caffeine, medication

  3.  Do you have a strong sense of knowing, are highly intuitive?

  4.  Does conflict or violence trigger stronger physical symptoms, even illness in you?

  5. Do you absorb and carry around other people’s drama, energy, physical symptoms?

  6. Do you find it difficult to multi-task, need to focus one one thing at a time?

  7. Find busy places and large crowds overwhelming, exhausting?

  8. Do you need lots of rest, time on your own?

  9. Are you sensitive and/or annoyed by certain fabrics,  chemicals, EMF’s?

  10. Do you seem to have a lower pain threshold to those around you?

  11. You feel more balanced, stronger, restored outside in nature?

  12. You’re scared of being too enmeshed/ over powered in relationships?

  13. You easily get anxious or overwhelmed?

  14. You like to arrange your own transport to event’s so you can leave when you want or need to?

  15. Do you spend lots of time alone?

  16. You are much stronger in small or one to one connections or situations?

  17. Struggle to create or maintain healthy boundaries, struggle to say “NO”?

  18. Emotionally eat during times of stress or pain?

  19. Struggle to feel like you fit in or belong?

  20. Been constantly told you are too shy, quite, over-sensitive or weak?

If you score over 15 you are an empath

If you said yes to more than half of the questions you have strong empathic abilities


Despite being a highly sensitive empath as long as I can remember. A coach, healer, therapist who has worked on myself intensively for over nearly 3 decades. It wasn’t until a strange experience during life threatening in intensive care that I began to wake up. And see myself and my life a lot differently.

 I started to see how much unhealthy conditioning and distorted beliefs where disabling and imbalancing my empathic traits. During this period I had started to develop more complex health challenges which included extreme noise, light and vibration sensitivity. So hugely disabling it would trigger of a sort of non-epileptic type seizure. My sensitivity was so dialled up that some people’s emotions nearly literally knock me balance.

These experiences really pushed me into studying this phenomena and working with various expert teachers and healers in this area.  And the reason why I now utilising my areas of expertise to help empaths and sensitives take back their power, find ways to heal and shine their greatest gifts. So empaths and sensitives can live their life and soul purpose.

I have been so fortunate to have met, worked and taught so many empaths in my various areas of work as a teacher, coach and spiritual business mentor.  All with their own unique amazing empathic and sensitive abilities and gifts. Some feel and see the energy of plants, many other’s feel and see the energy of animals, some see, hear and feel angels. Some work as psychics, mediums, intuitive or spiritual teacher’s. Other’s counsel, coach, mentor, educate or have every day jobs as business people, civil servants… All of these gift’s are needed in every field and every area of life.

But for most empath’s the first challenge is going back to basics, creating healthy foundations. Most empaths and many HSP’s haven’t learned how to make themself a priority. They haven’t learned or have took on some very distorted perceptions related to themself, their purpose, their roles, their gifts. That is why I have created my new Free E-course – Essential Skills For Empath’s  the essential skills every empath needs to become more happy, healthy and empowered.. More Info 



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Welcome to Empaths and Sensitives

Empaths & Sensitives


Welcome, my name is Eileen Burns

I am a highly sensitive empath, coach, healer and therapist who teaches self-care and empowerment to empaths and sensitives struggling with their traits. 

My passion and purpose in this area of work began over 27 years ago while studying healing, meditation and self-help. At a young age of 19 years I began suffering from chronic health challenges that left me mostly house and bedbound in my twenties.

Through a lot of trial, error, sheer determination, energy and money I eventually got some of my life and health back. And despite still living with many complex health issues including mobility issues I became a self-employed therapist and healer, then coach and trainer.

I spent the last 2 decades teaching mostly as a stress management expert teaching meditation, stress management and self- help therapies to the health, education and charity sector, coaching and therapy industry. Working with all ages and levels from young children of nursery and primary school age to the elderly, to highly experienced front of line staff in the NHS.

The last few years my work began to change as I started to focus more specifically on supporting empaths and sensitives of all ages.


My Own Empathic And Sensitivity Challenges

Like me, many of the clients and students I worked and supported were highly sensitive or empathic, some were sensory sensitive. I worked with a lot of children who had different types of sensory issues such autism, asperger’s. Especially teaching empowerment and meditation tools.

I as far as I can remember have been highly empathic aswell as been slightly noise, light and sensory sensitive from a young age. But after life threatening sepsis I developed very extreme and challenging noise, vibration and light sensitivity issues. So much so that certain types of light, noise and vibration trigger a very complex movement disorder, non-epileptic seizures which leave me with very little control over my body.


Feeling Too Much As An Empath

Like most empaths I always had huge challenges around boundaries and saying NO. A natural carer giver who tended to over give than to receive. As an empath I often just knew, felt and at times took on other people’s physical or emotional pain. But during this period my empathic traits became alamingly heightened. So much so that I could not only feel other’s pain and drama but it was like someone had dialled up the volume to an unnatural level. This started to become not only extremely exhausting but hugely debilitating and at times isolating.

So I began not just looking for the why Empaths and HSP’s had such challenges. But I went studying and researching the best forms of healing and empowerment tools I could support myself with teach other highly sensitive and empathic souls.

The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel,and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitives, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they're around - Aletheia Luna, Old Souls: The Sages And Mystics Of Our World

Empowering Empaths And Sensitives Live A More Happier, Harmonious Life

My work is now mostly about teaching the empath and highly sensitive person how to life a more happy, healthy and empowered life. How to heal and harness any imbalances that is making your empathic or sensitive traits more a curse than a gift. So you can turn those sensitive or empathic gift’s into your greatest strength and purpose.

Empaths and Sensitives Blog is where I will be sharing a lot of the golden nuggets of wisdom, tools and techniques I have learned along the way. I want to help educate and teach as many empaths and sensitives as I can,  and other’s around the challenges many empaths and HSP’s face.

If it feel’s right share this blog, share this website or my free resources with friends, family especially on social media. This will help educate those around you what being an empath or highly sensitive person really means. And the extra challenges you face on a day to day basis.

Meanwhile if you would like extra support join my Free Facebook Community Soul Care For Sensitives

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