Being an empath brings some special and rewarding personality traits with it.
It’s been widely debated. But as I see it, empaths are born and nurtured into the people they are. Not trained or intentionally developed.
If you’re an empath, you have the quality of empathy. It’s in your being, and is a large part of who you are and how you act.
It means you have an innate ability to sense other people’s emotions. You’re intuitive around other people and get a sense for what they’re feeling.
But in the larger picture. Being an empath means you’re better set to be successful.
Success goes way beyond just a personal achievement. It’s a collective process, involving others in many ways. Being able to communicate, having empathy for others, understanding others on an emotional level, these are all advantages.
10 Personality Traits That Push Empaths to Be Successful
Empaths Show Concern for Others’ Success
Becoming successful is not a solo journey. You need the help and support of others. Being able to read and manage the relationships of others is key to becoming successful.
Empaths naturally gravitate to focusing on the success of others. They enjoy seeing others do well and enjoy the rewards of being so. This in turn bounces the success around.
Empaths Are Great at Connecting
Being empathetic to others helps a person to connect with other people. Typically on a deeper level than just the surface. Leading to a more successful group of peers.
Being selfless and aware of others pushes empaths to communicate with other people. This leads to connections and networking, eventually broadening their circle of contacts.
Empaths Find Solutions to Problems
They always look to dig deeper when faced with problems. Meaning they are more likely to find a solution than a negative thinking person.
Some people avoid problems, some delegate, and others struggle. Empaths look for ways to solve problems, finding solutions and finding success.
Empaths Are Great Communicators
Empaths are naturally better at communicating with others. They are more open about expressing their feelings. Confronting issues in a sensitive manner, and setting out clearly what needs to be done.
They are good at understanding others, and being understood. They generally have an air of positivity and set out clear goals to be achieved.
Empaths Are Not Selfish
Looking at research on empaths, they are much more likely to help others and put others first. They feel a great deal of personal satisfaction and achievement from seeing others benefit from their help.
Helping others encourages others to help you. It creates a much more positive and functional environment. A breeding ground for success.
Emapths Are Sociably Adept
Being good in social situations has a wide range of benefits. Empaths like to reach out, connect with people on a social level, and have a productive place in society.
They do not stigmatize, pigeon hole, or let religious or racial barriers stand in their way. They treat people from all backgrounds equally and are compassionate to their needs.
Empaths Are Unorthodox
They do not conform to the mainstream. Not in a rebellious or difficult way. More so by believing and working with their own ideals. Being headstrong and confident in their own ideals is an empowering way to be.
They are able to react to changes in their environment quickly and smartly. Making good choices, and helping others to see their way of thinking. Often becoming a natural leader and finding success this way.
Empaths Are Open-Minded and Imaginative
They have a rich imagination, and are often able to visualize their successes. They have a free spirited nature, not being afraid to chase their dreams.
More often that not empaths do not have to wait for others to see and join their vision. They craft their own way and others will join as they see the vision taking effect.
Empaths Are Often Great Leaders
Studies have proven that leaders in the workplace with an empathetic leadership style have happier employees. Employees respond to managers and leaders who have these qualities.
This means that both employees and leaders can achieve high goals by being in a more productive environment. With a happier workplace comes more motivation, a more successful culture, and a more profitable business.
Empaths Accept Responsibility
They are willing to accept responsibility. There are not secret goals, plans to avoid any responsibility, or shady tactics. Empaths do not feel the need to please people with empty promises.
Accepting responsibility for your own actions gives out a strong message. Holding a grudge or blaming others in a negative and counterproductive emotion. This is not how empaths behave.
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.