Empaths and Highly Sensitive People: Not the Same Thing (pt 2)


Last week I posted an article on some of the differences between empaths and Highly Sensitive People (HSP) which went viral in our little community.

Many people responded with comments like “It’s about time someone talked about this!” While others were a bit confused: “Wait. I was told I’m empathic, but now after reading this, I’m not so sure.”

In this audio I wanted to clear up any confusion, and expand again on some of the points I was attempting to make in the article.

Feel free to comment, like, question, or offer any feedback you have. Let’s keep the conversation going!

To dive deeper into your empathic abilities, check-out my “How to Heal and Thrive as an Empath” online class!

Happy Monday!


2 thoughts on “Empaths and Highly Sensitive People: Not the Same Thing (pt 2)

  1. I am still not clear if I am an empath. I know I am an HSP but I am still trying to figure out if I am an empath so I can learn how to manage it. Alot of what you describe can also describe an unskilled empath. I would rather not be either. I would be relieved not be an empath but I am at the point in my life that I know I need to face it, accept it and embrace it. I think I may be an emotional empath. I would like to know more about how to know if you are projecting or actually picking up on something. I can relate to projecting, and being defensive. That usually happens when I pick up on other peoples underlying hostility or when what they are saying doesn’t match with how they really feel. I just don’t know what the next step would be. I am trying to learn to shield that energy so that it doesn’t make me want to run away.

    1. The truth is, labels limit us. Period. I think having something to help contexualize experiences is helpful, and if information/understanding like this helps you do that, great. I think that’s more important. Take what resonates/works, leave the rest.

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