Most of us are constantly, if unknowingly, picking up on the emotions of those around us. Body language, microexpressions and tonal changes are subtle ways that people alert one another to their true feelings, whether or not they ever articulate them explicitly. These are normal human experiences, but if you are a person who actually feels the pain or joy of others, you might be what some would call an empath. Empaths feel the emotions of others more intensely, even going so far as to take those emotions on themselves. Sometimes, an empath might even be unsure whether the feelings they are feeling are their own, or someone else’s. While this can make them amazing friends and confidantes, it can be exhausting for the empathic person and they often need to work hard at differentiating their emotions from the emotions of others, as well as for protecting themselves from others’ bad energy.
Think you might be an empath? Are you the person who can tell something is up, even after one text? Are you that friend who knows if someone has had a good or bad day with one look? Feel overwhelmed around large groups? Astrology can tell a person a lot about where they fall on the empath scale, with some signs being more naturally empathic than others. Of course, any sign is capable of being an empath, it’s just a matter of opening yourself up to those around you. Here, the top three most empathic signs in the zodiac.