Updated: Sep 24
If you find yourself soaking up other people’s emotions like an energetic sponge—or you spend your free time tearing up at videos of cute dogs and surprise proposals—there may be a reason why you can’t hold all your feels inside.
There are plenty of ways to manage the emotions of others, but there’s only one way to get through your own, and that is by learning what type of emotional empath you really are. Find out if you’re an empath based on your zodiac sign!
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces tend to be highly sensitive and compassionate individuals. They're always looking and caring for others, and strive to do the right thing no matter what. This is a highly emotional sign, and they tend to feel things deeply. These are not people to leave in the role of peacekeeper, since they don't have a lot of patience for conflict. They're delicate and creative, but also sensitive.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancers are extremely empathetic and feel the pain of others deeply. They're more emotionally reactive than almost any other zodiac sign and tend to worry about how other people will react when faced with challenges or negative events.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpio is the most intense and passionate of all the zodiac signs. Scorpios are intensely intuitive. They can see right through you—and quickly know if something is wrong with you or your life. They're tuned into the energy around them, making it easy to get overstimulated and overwhelmed by too much activity around them.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leos are more sensitive than they appear. Usually, they're good at hiding their emotions, but if they're into someone, they care deeply about what they think and can get wounded easily if it isn't positive. However, if Leo doesn't care about someone, they don't care what that person says or does. Leos emotions can easily change between sensitive and insensitive, so it's hard to categorize them as either.
Usually, the goat maintains a quiet, peaceful lifestyle. They can be very moody, leading them to bottle up a lot of emotions and release them violently.
Personality-wise, the Hare can be a lone wolf and isolate themselves, not opening up about their emotions. This can lead to them being hesitant, conservative, and timid. Sometimes they might seem like a pessimist or a wet blanket but they have strong emotions and not everyone is allowed to see them.
Pigs are emotional and very sensitive, so they can be easily offended by those who don’t treat them well. They love deeply, but their emotions can be difficult for others to understand, so their feelings can get hurt when their loved ones don’t take the time to understand their personality. They are also very generous creatures, interested in helping others as long as it aligns with their own moral compass.