Heyoka Empath: 8 Signs You’re A Heyoka Empath

Last Update on March 17, 2023 : Published on March 19, 2023

Do you know who is an empath? An empath is someone who can understand someone else’s feelings and thoughts and can decode their emotions. Empaths are very good at maintaining relationships and making people feel comfortable around them.

However, just like a coin has two faces, being an empathetic person can come as a blessing as well as a curse. Sometimes knowing how other people feel can be very taxing and overwhelming.

An empath can also use their ability to take advantage of someone and misuse their power. I’m sure you must have heard of dark empaths, these are the ones you don’t want misusing your emotional vulnerabilities.

However, there are various kinds of empaths, and today we will look at the signs of one such unique type of empath called Heyoka Empaths.

What Is A Heyoka Empath?

The work Heyoka is derived from a Sioux indigenous tribal language which can be interpreted as a Sacred Jester. In Sioux culture, a heyoka is someone who can heal people of their emotional issues.

In the said tribe it is believed that a heyoka generally challenges the rest of the people to change their perspective towards things so that they adopt a positive outlook. They usually take a humorous take on passing this information to others.

It is believed that heyoka empaths are one of the most unique and the kindest and most powerful types of empaths. They are highly intuitive and tend to have a huge influence on other people. There is no record of how many heyoka empaths there are but experts say you can meet at least one heyoka empath in your life.

Want to know if you are a heyoka empath? Here you go…

How To Know If You Are A Heyoka Empath?

To know if you are a heyoka empath you need to know the signs of a heyoka empath. Let’s have a look at some unique signs of a heyoka empath;

1. Your empathetic skills always involve humor

To know if you are a heyoka empath you need to take care of two main things. Firstly, you have some empathetic skills, you can identify others’ feelings and emotions. Secondly, you can crack jokes and still make the other person heal and feel comfortable.

2. You can mirror others’ feelings

This is very peculiar of a heyoka empath, they completely absorb the other person’s energy and begin mirroring their feelings. For example, if you’re with a negative person, you start behaving negatively as well.

3. You’re a free spirit

A heyoka empath lives in a world of their own. They do not have anything to do with societal norms, nor do they conform to things easily. They have their way of living their life and do not pay attention to what’s accepted and what’s not.

4. You often find others projecting their feeling onto you

This happens because heyoka empaths tend to mirror others’ feelings and emotions. Therefore, people tend to project their feelings onto you most of the time. A heyoka empath experiences a lot of frustration, anger, and confusion just because they internalize others’ emotions.

5. You can heal other people

Heyoka empaths are known to be one of the most powerful empaths because their empathetic skills can heal other people. They tend to take others’ negativity and transfer their positivity to other people. Their way of living and thinking can help people see the world differently and heal themselves.

6. You can be brutally honest

Although heyoka empaths can understand others’ feelings, they still fail at being politely honest. If you are a heyoka empath, you will find yourself being brutally honest about your thoughts and feelings.

7. You can easily guess the other person’s reply

Since a heyoka empath is very intuitive, they can easily tell what the other person is going to say next. This can also be because of your awareness of human emotions and how people react in certain situations.

8. You need some alone time to recharge

Even though heyoka empaths spend a lot of time with people trying to heal them, when it comes to healing themselves they always prefer solitude. If you are a heyoka empath, you’ll probably take some time off from the world to recharge.

That’s All Folks!

I hope you found this blog about how to know if you are a heyoka empath helpful, informative, and interesting. Do share this blog with your friends and family so that we can all spot a heyoka empath when we see one.

Thanks for reading.

Take care and stay safe.

About The Author

Kirti Bhati
Kirti Bhati

I am an English literature (major) and psychology (minor) graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Postgraduate in Clinical psychology from IIS University, Jaipur. She has published a Research paper on Music therapy in the military population and Workplace stress in a national seminar conducted by Fortis hospital (gurugram) and international seminar conducted by St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Respectively. Authored a dissertation work on ‘effect of social media addiction on the mental and physical well-being in adolescents’ Currently working at calm sage as a writer.


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