"Do you know what type of empath gifts that you have in order to protect yourself?"
I'm not one for labels but in this case I think it's important to break it down so that we can each get a better sense on just how to handle our VERY individual and unique gifts. You may have just one of these broken down gifts of an Empath or you could have them all. Let me know in the comments what your unique traits are. Let's get you knowing yourself a little deeper as an Empath than you maybe have been before.
Here it is broken down.
Physically Receptive EmpathMany Empaths are also physically receptive to other people's illnesses and bodily pains. This often manifests itself in the Empath's own body, and can be an especially useful skill if developed and used in the field of healing.
Emotionally Receptive Empath
Most Empaths are emotionally receptive, and can physically and emotionally feel the emotions from other people before they are even expressed.
Claircognizant Empath - (Just knowing)This is usually defined by the ability to simply know something needs to be done, or is true or misleading, without having any basis in logic or reason. Often this type of Empath will just "know" when something is right to do, or not, or when someone is lying or hiding something.
The Geomantic Empath can read the energy and signals transmitted by the earth and often universally. Many are able to feel/predict natural disasters before they occur. This can include Solar Flares/Natural Disasters/Planets going Retrograde to name just a few.
Fauna EmpathThis type of Empath can hear, feel, just know and interact with animals.
Flora EmpathThis gift of the Empath manifests in the ability to communicate with plants, or being able to receive physical and emotional signals from trees/plants/flora as a whole.
Medium EmpathThis type of Empath can either see, hear, feel (or a combination of these elements) spirits/passed over loved one's. Not to be confused with a Medium (not all mediums are empaths).
Psychometric EmpathThis gift of the Empath is the ability to receive information, energy and impressions from physical objects, such as rings, photo's, clothing, special things belonging to a person etc.
Precognitive EmpathThis type of Empath can literally feel the occurrence of an event or situation before it actually even happens. This is often manifested through dreams, or as physical/emotional sensations, for instance: sadness, anxiety, dread, happiness or excitement.
Telepathic EmpathThe gift of this Empath ability is to be able to accurately read a person's unexpressed thoughts.