Empaths are poets in motion. They are the born writers, singers and artists who possess a high degree of creativity and imagination. They are known for many talents as their interests are varied, broad and continual. They are loving, loyal and humorous.
They often have interests in many cultures and view them with a broad-minded perspective. They are mother, father, sister, brother, child, friend, doctor, nurse, caregiver, teacher, psychic, clairvoyant, healer and more.
That is not to say that all those in any given category are empaths. The list is extensive and really unimportant. What is important to notice is that empaths are everywhere - in every culture and throughout the world.
Empaths may be highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection. They may speak openly, and, at times, quite frankly in respect to themselves. They may have few problems talking about their feelings.
Yet, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at blocking out others and that's not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empath overwhelmed and struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings. Perhaps even fighting their gift.
Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs.
In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony, drama and stress creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.