Mystic Empath – Chapter 13

The Mystic Empath's personality at work

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Empaths need to be aware of what work environments and type of work best suits their unique personalities. Being prepared with this knowledge can assist you in living your best life.

Your workplace habits and needs

When it comes to work, just like in other areas of your life, you take a highly organized approach. You don’t like to be overstimulated with noise or multitasking. Work that is narrowly focused on one topic is ideal for you. Completing tasks one at a time is preferred; you are thorough and mindful of the work you are producing.

Working conditions that give you the option to plan are best for you. A set start and end time are preferred as you like to know you can fit in your other activities around your work commitments.

You also like to know what to expect each day, therefore, any work that is too unpredictable is typically avoided by you. At work, you are efficient and present. You take your work responsibilities seriously.

It can be a challenge for you to stand up to others or perceived authorities, even when you may want to. For this reason, it is a good idea to avoid toxic work situations where you may be taken advantage of.

You don’t mind working on your own or minimally with others. In fact, it’s often your preference to have time to sort, file, and catalog things the way you want. For all of your stability at work, however, you still need the subject matter to interest you. If you have a topic you like, you can spend hours on it. If it is something that disinterests you, then this requires much more of your energy stores to engage yourself in work.

There are moments when you mindlessly complete tasks, but you always get your work done. Deadlines and structure keep you motivated, and you do tend to stay in positions for many years. Your ability to take action can be hindered by concern for the potential consequences if you were to leave a stable career situation.

Overall at work, you need a sense of security and direction in your work. It is important to you that you maintain a deep curiosity about the content and subject matter of the work itself. When you have a task laid out in front of you, you need to know you have the tools to complete the tasks effectively.

Best work environments for your archetype

Ideal workplaces for you include environments where you have the silence you need to focus on the details.

You are great at organizing data and information so working on a computer or in an office or laboratory works well for you. In addition, you tend to be a good record keeper and digital communicator, so spaces that require the use of technology can also be something you are comfortable with.

You like to be surrounded by books and typically have an encyclopedic knowledge of your field. Settings, where you are able to access rare manuscripts, books, and other content, tend to be very exciting for you. Specialty or research libraries, universities, and similar institutions are the work environments you are drawn towards.

Laboratories, especially related to social sciences, are also spaces that you find success in. You have the ability to be myopic in your focus and truly get into a topic and all the detailed understanding that can come from such work.

You are also a deeply spiritual person and can find comfort in being in religious institutions for a work setting. Work that allows you to share your spiritual training with others allows you to find peace and surrender in life’s ups and downs.

  1. Research library
  2. Religious and spiritual institutions
  3. University
  4. Office
  5. Laboratory

Possible career paths for your archetype

The Mystic Empath likes to make their passion for learning a part of their career if possible. You will often go into fields that require a high level of education and research-focused types of work.

You enjoy helping others by disseminating truth, specifically spiritual truths. In addition, you are open and accommodating to how other people choose to worship, believe, and grapple with the mysteries of being. This makes you well suited for a job as a chaplain that works with a variety of people, as you can incorporate each individual’s faith and needs into the care you are providing.

Your love of research also makes you well suited towards careers that allow you the opportunity to spend all day with your nose in a book. The humanities and the social sciences tend to be where your interests land. The Mystic Empath loves to piece together a mystery and weave a story that spans generations. You love to tie things up and bring concepts into succinct clarity.

If you have an independent streak, you may forge your own spiritual career path. This may include writing self-help, spiritual, or other types of books. It may also lead you to create your own business as a mentor or spiritual advisor. Curriculum development and pedagogy may also be of interest to you.

You have leadership qualities, but it can take a lot of confidence-building for you to get to the point of embracing that side of yourself. Taking promotions or positions that require more of your problem-solving skills, judgment, and decision-making all help bolster the trust you have in yourself to make choices for the good of everyone.

Your personality also does well as a practitioner where you get to work individually with people. You are able to be a people person in small doses, so having a few clients you see in a day is manageable for you. Being an astrologer or numerologist, for example, is a great career choice for you as it requires technical skill and intuition about an individual’s life path.

You can hold space for others with practice, opening up the energetic exchange to listen and support the client’s emotional and lived experiences through a practical, realistic, and spiritual lens.

Finally, the Mystic Empath can also make a career in science work as well. You have an innately investigative mind which is ideal in this field. Also, you are able to convey and share on topics, which means being a science teacher or instructor is also a way to use these skills.

Some career fields that may suit you as a Mystic Empath include:

  • Professor
  • Academic
  • Researcher
  • Religious clergy
  • Chaplain
  • Spiritual teacher
  • Spiritual advisor
  • Philosopher
  • Linguist
  • Anthropologist
  • Historian
  • Art historian
  • Curriculum development
  • Astrologer
  • Numerologist
  • Scientist
  • Librarian
  • Data analyst
  • Political scientist
  • Religious leader
  • Teacher
  • Medium

Practical tips for how to set career goals

When it comes to setting career goals, it is important for you to remember that you can always change your mind. If you feel suffocated in a job, vitality slowly starts to feel like it is draining out of you. Keeping your options open can help solve the scenario. In addition, it can be hard for you to decide what direction you want to take your career in.

When it comes to setting career goals, it is important for you to remember that you can always change your mind. If you feel suffocated in a job, vitality slowly starts to feel like it is draining out of you. Keeping your options open can help solve the scenario. In addition, it can be hard for you to decide what direction you want to take your career in.

Your journey typically involves some spiritual self-discovery, and as you unfurl the layers of yourself, your gifts, and your talents, you start to pinpoint better what type of career would work best for you. Also keep in mind that your career and what you do with your life or your sense of purpose can remain separate, and often do at various times throughout your life.

Here are some questions to keep in mind for yourself when picking or changing careers. Does this field allow me to . . .

  1. Study topics in-depth?
  2. Have a set schedule and expectations?
  3. Focus on details?
  4. Incorporate a spiritual element?
  5. Allow for deep, meaningful inquiry?
  6. Help others on their spiritual path or find spiritual comfort?
  7. Assess topics in context across time and history?
  8. Share what I know with others?
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