The Interesting Difference Between Being An Empath And Being A Starseed

“The Cosmos is within us. We are made of starstuff. The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.” Carl Sagan.

We are all starstuff, but some are StarSeeds. Some people never feel like they are actually from “here”. They feel different, uncomfortable, not part of the whole. There is always this desire to “go home” but they don’t know where “home” really is. Most starseeds are empaths, but not all.

The basic list of the “Traits of an Empath that has been circulating the internet for a few years now is fairly straightforward, however, you will see crossover with other areas such as Lightworkers, Indigos, HSP (Highly Sensitive People or Highly Sensitive Persons), Psychics, Mediums and even aspects that are levels of ascension.

Since all these are going on at the same time, it’s understandable but still frustrating since not all traits point to the same thing.

The long and short of being an empath is “feeling the emotions of others as if they were your own”.

The following list is the one that can be found in some form or another everytime you google “Traits of an Empath”
Keep in mind that once an empath has learned control of their gift, these “traits” aren’t there anymore. We can (mostly) handle the bad aspects (including health issues) and we just utilize our gift(s) to help others.

Therefore, if you are just now looking at the list of empath traits, but are in control of your gift, try to remember what it was like before you learned that control.

Feeling others emotions as if they were your own

Overwhelmed in public places

Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable

You know when someone is not being honest

Digestive disorders and lower back problems

Always looking out for the underdog

Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers

Constant fatigue

Addictive personality

Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical


Love of nature and animals

Need for solitude

Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated

Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy

Strives for the truth

Always looking for the answers and knowledge

Likes adventure, freedom and travel

Abhors clutter

Loves to daydream

Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning

Prone to carry weight without necessary overeating

Excellent listener

Intolerance to narcissism

The ability to feel the days of the week

Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand

Since the energy of food

Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected

I’m writing this blog because the traits of an empath are different than the listed traits of a StarSeed. As I stated earlier, there are some similarities, but the attempt to categorize an empath as simply a StarSeed is wrong. Not all empaths are StarSeeds and not all StarSeeds are empaths, although I believe most are.

Following is a list of traits of a StarSeed.

Written by Amelia Jane