Quiz: Are you an empath? Have you ever been told you're too sensitive? Or that you need to grow thicker skin? You and me, both sister! I'm here to tell you that your empathy is your superpower and you should let that light shine bright like a supernova. Putting up a hard front will only make you miserable and you'll be missing out on the one thing that gives you the grit and oomph you need to succeed in life. Take a few minutes to answer the questions below and then hit 'submit' to get your result. Please note that there is no definitive test for determining how empathic you are, but this self-assessment will help you understand what skills can help you cope with everyday life and overwhelming situations. 1. Have you often been labelled overly sensitive, very shy or introverted? Yes No 2. Do you frequently get overwhelmed or anxious? Yes No 3. Do you often feel like you don't fit in? Yes No 4. Do you feel drained by large crowds and dislike going to places where there will be a lot of people, such as malls, concerts, holiday shopping etc.? I dislike/hate large crowds I don't mind/enjoy being in large crowds 5. Do strong noises, smells and non-stop talkers overwhelm you? Yes No 6. Do you have chemical sensitivities or a low tolerance for scratchy clothes? Yes No 7. Do you prefer taking your own car when you go somewhere? Yes No 8. Are you afraid of becoming suffocated by intimate relationships? Yes No 9. Do you overeat to cope with stress? Yes No 10. Do you get startled easily? Yes No 11. Do you react strongly to caffeine or medications? Yes No 12. Do you tend to isolate yourself socially? Yes No 13. Do you tend to absorb other people's stress, emotions, symptoms or moods? Yes No 14. Are you overwhelmed by multitasking and prefer to do one thing at a time? Yes No 15. Do you go out into nature to replenish yourself when you feel stressed, overwhelmed or depleted? Yes No 16. Do you need a long time to recover after spending time with people who are difficult or drain your energy? Yes No 17. Do you feel more at home in small towns or the country side, rather than in the city? I prefer small towns / countryside I prefer cities 18. Do you prefer interacting with people in small groups and one-on-one or in large gatherings? Small groups or one-on-one Large groups and gatherings 19. Do you need a lot of time to recover after having spent time in a place with a lot of people (concerts, fairs, malls, games etc.)? Yes No 20. Do you have a low threshold for pain? Yes No 21. Do you pick up on when someone says one thing but means another or when they want to say something but don't? Yes No 22. Do people often come to you to tell you their problems or to ask for advice? Yes No 23. Can you often guess correctly what animals want or feel? Yes No 24. Do you often feel physically or emotionally ill when you see violentscenes/images in movies or on TV? Yes No Time is Up!