50 Signs You’re A Heyoka Empath

You’ve probably heard of empaths, but have you ever heard of a Heyoka Empath?

Yes, there are different types of empaths.

Some are rather common, while others are extremely rare.

One rare kind is the topic for today’s blog post.

Are you a bit of a rebel who likes to defy convention?

Perhaps you are a Heyoka empath!

Heyoka empaths are said to be the most powerful. Their perception is extraordinary, and they have an unusual influence on others.

There’s a good chance you know one. Is it possible that it’s you?

We will look at some of the signs that you could be a Heyoka Empath to help you know for sure.

Because if you are this rare kind, it’s important that you know so you could understand yourself and your purpose.

Let’s dive in!

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Signs You’re A Heyoka Empath

Empathic abilities are typically regarded as either a blessing or a burden, depending on one’s point of view.

It can be difficult to feel the emotions of others, yet it has the ability to heal others and even help us navigate the world with insight.

One such empath is a heyoka who heals the world in an unconventional way.

Am I A Heyoka Empath?

There are 50 signs that tell you are a heyoka empath. If you are easily overwhelmed, you light up situations with humor, can sense lies, are sensitive to sounds and scents, and you’re not afraid to speak against injustice, then you might be one.

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What is an empath

An empath is someone who can sense the emotions of others. They are sensitive to other people’s vibes and energy.

When you’re an empath, you tend to experience the emotions of others around you. This may be very overwhelming, and you may want to hide from people at times!

Empaths might be extremely sensitive to sounds and scents too. Being an empath may be wonderful, but it can also be really challenging.

It’s incredible to have such a strong connection to other people’s emotions, but there’s a risk of being exhausted and overwhelmed. Many empaths experience anxiety.

If you are an empath, make sure to exercise self-care so that things don’t become too much for you.

If you want to know more about this, here’s a blog on the 50 clear traits of an empath.heyoka empath powers

Heyoka empath meaning

Heyoka is an indigenous Sioux term that means sacred joker.

The Heyoka in Sioux culture is the individual who marches to the beat of their own drummer and so cures others.

Their ability is to encourage people to perceive the world in new ways, and they typically do so with comedy.

They’re the most powerful of all the empaths. Their perception is extraordinary and they have an unusual influence on others.

What is the purpose of a Heyoka empath

The Heyoka works and reacts in an opposing manner to others and is seen as a joker.

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Their purpose is to challenge the conventions by causing others to perceive things differently.

A Heyoka empath is someone who sees the world in a unique way and defies convention.

The actions of these empaths will influence people’s perceptions and shift the energy of situations.

Heyoka empaths serve as a mirror for others. They can represent both good and negative feelings and characteristics.

Heyoka empaths are intelligent, yet they have a childlike side to them.

This can be puzzling for some people, especially when the empath wants to offer help.

50 Signs You Are A Heyoka Empath

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1: Your empathic skills are humorous

To become a Heyoka Empath, you must first identify as empathetic, or as someone who can completely experience the feelings of others.

However, the Heyoka Empath possesses a distinguishing feature that sets them apart from other empaths. They have a sharp sense of humor that occasionally borders on sarcasm or gallows humor.

The Heyoka Empath can make anybody laugh, and this skill may be therapeutic for others.

2: You reflect the emotions of others around you

One of the most obvious symptoms that you are a Heyoka Empath is that you mimic the emotions of individuals around you.

For example, if you are in the presence of someone who is in a bad mood, you begin to absorb it and become a thundercloud of emotion.

Similarly, if you’re around someone who is happy and optimistic, you tend to emulate them.

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3: You’re a free spirit

One of the Heyoka Empath traits is being free-spirited. They wander the world dancing to music that the rest of us can’t hear – metaphorically, of course.

These empaths are free spirits that do not fit in with society. They stand out and are unconcerned about not fitting in

They question conventions, societal viewpoints, and even strongly held personal convictions. This is how Heyoka Empaths heal the planet; it’s in their nature.

4: Other people’s emotions are projected upon you

People frequently reflect their feelings on you because you mirror their feelings.

Heyoka Empaths can become the subject of others’ annoyance, rage, and despair simply by mimicking their own feelings.

But bringing these feelings to the surface can aid in healing.

The Heyoka Empath reveals our shadow selves so that we can heal and accept them.

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5: Your empathic abilities heal others

Heyoka Empaths are known as the most powerful due to one key factor: They have a tendency to heal others.

The way they see the world, the way they live, and the way they feel and reflect back emotions can have a transformational impact on the people they encounter.

If you find that you tend to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives, you might have this powerful empathic gift.

6: You have the tendency to ignore your own healing

Unfortunately, Heyoka Empaths can sometimes ignore their own areas of healing because of their hyper-focus on healing others.

This blind spot may be tough to see simply because it’s hard to find your own emotions if you’re constantly sensing the energy of those around you.

7: You sometimes feel the extra need to rest

If you’re this type of empath, you’ll need extra rest and recovery to be able to work out your own issues and separate them from other people’s.

You need to love yourself first so you can show up your best for others.

Here are 100 affirmations for self-love to help you bring in more love for yourself.

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8: You prefer time alone to recharge

One of the most telling symptoms that you’re a Heyoka Empath is that you need time alone to recharge.

You prefer solitude since you have so much on your plate.

You need that space between yourself and others to truly feel all of your emotions and recuperate from the never-ending task of healing the world around you.

In fact, you may occasionally fantasize about escaping.

9: You are brutally honest at times.

People may feel offended by your honesty at times. Heyoka Empaths are not insensitive – far from it!

They just understand that a harsh truth might be better than a pleasant but deceitful lie. But the truth is not for everyone.

If you’re this type of empath, you can be notorious for throwing truth bombs on everyone around you. 

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10: You sense what others are going to say

Do you get a sense of what someone is about to say, no matter how unexpected it appears? If you’re a Heyoka Empath, you’ll understand exactly what I mean.

It’s uncanny how many times it’s happened to you. This is actually a Heyoka power.

It’s not only that you can finish phrases spoken by someone you know well. You tend to have heightened senses before major announcements.

11: Your inner child is alive

If this is you, you have a natural sense of wonder and innocence despite the emotional cargo you’re capable of carrying around.

No matter what happens, you can see the good and find joy.

You’re more capable than most of seeing the dark side. You just know how to indulge your inner child, see the world through a fresh perspective, and embrace your insatiable sense of curiosity.

12: You think outside the box

If you’re a Heyoka Empath, you’ve got a reputation for being innovative. You don’t just think outside the box to problem solve.

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13: You see the world differently

While others are drawing within the lines, you’re so far outside of them that you can’t remember where they were.

It’s not that you’re trying to be unique; you simply are. It’s just how you perceive the world. It manifests as intrinsic inventiveness.

14: You can sense others’ emotions from afar

One of the Heyoka Empath powers is that you can sense other people’s emotions even when you’re not in their presence.

Even if you haven’t spoken to your ex in months, you wake up in the morning knowing that they are having a horrible day. And you already know your dearest pal has received some excellent news.

You know just when to contact your mother and what to say when you do.

15: You can send healing energy

Sometimes, this can be a confusing trait because you might feel a feeling and know who it’s connected to without ever being able to know exactly why you still have that connection. You just do.

Maybe you don’t call up that person you no longer talk to and ask, but you’ve got healing energy to send in their direction when it happens because you instinctively know what they need.

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16: Your emotions are unstable

Other people may tell you that your emotions seem all over the place. You can run hot and cold, but your system gets overwhelmed with everyone else’s emotions sometimes.

Because you mirror them, you might go from having a good morning to being inexplicably sad.

For Heyokas, regulating their emotions is very important. Meditation is a great tool for this. 

If you think you are one, I recommend reading this blog post on the best meditation for spiritual awakening.

17: You may be struggling to find balance

It takes a lot of healthy boundaries, self-care, and emotional control for the Heyoka Empath to strike a balance between being aware of feelings and running with them.

Indeed, if you don’t strike that balance, you risk appearing insensitive and inconsistent when you’re actually just overwhelmed and plagued by feelings that aren’t your own.

You may have to work extra hard to control your emotions while ignoring everyone else’s.

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18: You are immune to peer pressure

The Heyoka Empath genuinely does not care what other people think. If this is you, you’re impervious to peer pressure. It just doesn’t bother you what other people think about you because you know it’s none of your business anyway.

19: It can be very intense being you

People may say you’re too intense. You just don’t have the energy or desire to pretend to be someone else.

Besides, you’ve never been afraid to be unique. It’s not like you’re making an effort. It’s simply your personality, and you’re comfortable in your own skin. 

If you want to explore deeper into the depths of your personality, I recommend trying this free moon reading.

20: You sense when someone is lying

As a Heyoka empath, you have almost like an innate lie detector. You can easily sense when someone is not being honest.

21: You care deeply

If you are a Heyoka empath, you care passionately about everyone. When you meet strangers, you will experience their feelings and hence connect with them.

Heyoka empath relationships are amazing because when an empath falls in love, they care extremely.

22: You want to heal strangers

If you are a Heyoka empath, you want to help every person you meet. When meeting people who are sad or unstable, no matter how brief the meeting is, you will do all you can to heal them. 

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23: You sense when someone isn’t being true to themselves

Even if someone is not being true to themselves, you will notice and will most likely reveal that to them. You’re open-minded, but dishonesty is something your spirit just cannot stand.

24: You are resilient 

If you are a Heyoka empath, you do not shy away from the rollercoaster that is life!

In fact, you truly embrace the ups and downs that life throws at you!

Heyoka empaths are aware that for there to be good, there needs to be bad.

25: You embrace all emotions

If you are a Heyoka empath, you always throw yourself into every situation, embracing every feeling and emotion you have, knowing that all of it makes for a beautiful and exciting life. 

26: You are courageous

One of the key characteristics of Heyokas is courage – you always demonstrate incredible strength and bravery in the face of hardship.

27: You’re not afraid to stand up for your beliefs

As a Heyoka empath, you do not shy away from difficult situations, whether it is standing up to a powerful figure, speaking up against injustice, or pushing your own boundaries.

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28: Your words have a sharp edge

Heyokas are not hesitant to speak out and call out any injustices they witness.

This frequently results in you making strong remarks that have an impact on others around you.

29: You ask the difficult questions

Those with the Heyoka ability are known to be thought-provokers and often have a knack for asking difficult questions that can sometimes ruffle a few feathers.

Because of this, you are skilled at delving deep into topics and expressing yourself in ways that can challenge the status quo.

30: You’re a problem-solver

Heyokas are also excellent problem solvers, able to go past surface-level discourse to find underlying issues that may be generating difficulties.

31: You’re not afraid to say what others are afraid to say

Heyoka empaths have the unique ability to express things that others are scared to say.

As a result, your comments typically carry a lot of weight and create a lasting effect on the people around you.

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32: You can make any situation light with humor

Heyoka empaths are known for their sense of humor. You are frequently seen bringing humor into even the most painful situations.

You excel at breaking through the tension with sarcastic humor and playfulness, allowing others to take a brief break from their anxieties.

This is why dating a heyoka empath can be quite healing. 

33: You provoke chaos

Heyoka empaths have a unique capacity to question those who are overconfident in their views and behaviors.

You have a talent for instilling panic, turmoil, and contemplation in others to discourage them from taking themselves too seriously or feeling they are more powerful than they are.

34: You push people out of their comfort zones

As such, this uncanny ability to jolt others out of their comfort zones can be one of the signs that identify you as a Heyoka empath.

35: You read between the lines

You are an expert at reading between the lines and recognizing subtle, yet strong subtleties in discussions or experiences as a Heyoka empath.

You can notice what is not clearly expressed or pick up on underlying meanings and intents that others may overlook.

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36: You are a sanctuary to people

As a Heyoka empath, you are typically driven to provide comfort and safety to others through difficult times.

You have a remarkable gift for giving a safe haven from life’s storms, whether via emotional support or tangible resources.

37: It is confirmed by a gifted expert

The signs above and below will tell you whether you’re a Heyoka empath.

However, speaking with a gifted adviser is a great way to know for sure.

They can explain why you have such an extraordinary ability to grasp the emotions and feelings of others.

If you don’t have the means to seek the counsel of a gifted expert, this free numerology reading may also provide you with insights into your soul’s purpose.

38: You know the right words to say

Most of us would like to be able to say everything correctly. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, anxieties take over or we ramble on because we’re worried about awkward silences but not Heyoka empaths.

If you are one, the words probably just flow off your mouth. And you can tell they have an effect on anybody you’re chatting with.

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39: You love art

The reality is that empaths, in general, are extremely creative and are not hesitant to express their feelings.

So you may be drawn to singing, drawing, producing music, or anything of the type (in addition to having a healing nature), even if it isn’t profitable, it might be a clue that you are a Heyoka empath.

If this resonates with you, I recommend reading this article on how to monetize your passion.

40: You radiate an aura of safety

You exude a sense of safety and security, giving individuals the sense they can express their problems in a nonjudgmental environment.

In essence, you allow people to find tranquility in the middle of chaos and go about their lives.

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If you think you’re an empath and you’re wondering which career to take on, here’s a video on the 5 best careers for empaths that you may find interesting. 


How many Heyoka empaths are there?

The exact number of Heyoka empaths is unknown but what we do know is that they are pretty much rare.

What is a dark empath?

A dark empath may appear appealing at first but he or she is dangerous since they use their empathic abilities to manipulate people.

What is a super empath?

A super empath is exactly what you think it is: an empath with the volume turned all the way up.

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If you resonated with many of these signs, then you are a Heyoka empath. Cherish it and be proud of who you are!

People may feel overwhelmed by your extraordinary existence at times. Your ability to reflect a person’s genuine self is very amazing, yet some individuals may find it difficult to deal with.

However, if you are a Heyoka empath, your purpose is to help people.

Just because you do so in an unconventional way, does not mean it is not effective.

By reflecting back to others, you help them to heal and recover from whatever is keeping them back.

You have a wonderful gift to make anything lighter with your humor and wisdom so be proud of it.

Do you think you are an Heyoka empath? Let me know in the comments!

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Breech Mae

Breech Mae

Breech is a freelance creative whose passion lies in writing about spirituality, the law of attraction, and the metaphysical realm. She combines her experiences and research to share knowledge about these concepts. Read more articles by Breech here.

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