Seeker Empath – Chapter 13

The Seeker Empath personality at work

woman working on laptop

When it comes to work, empaths tend to need a little bit more self-care practices at the ready. Life can be energetically draining and following the routines of a job quickly depletes the Seeker Empath. Being prepared with knowledge about what environments, habits, and careers suit you best, can assist you in living your best work life.

Your workplace habits and needs

Your archetype needs stimulation in the workplace in order to stay engaged. Naturally a daydreamer, you tend to like tasks that engage your creative mind, which brings you into the present moment. Working around others is pleasing for you for the most part—however, sometimes you do like to have more space. Unstructured work environments, working from home, coffee shops, or shared workspaces are ideal for you.

You prefer to plan out your own time, sometimes procrastinating, but always getting things done. When you are in control, you feel less pressure and don’t require a lot of oversight to perform a job well done.

You do get absorbed in work and need to remember when to take breaks throughout the day and attend to your physical body’s needs. Set snack and mealtimes are essential to keeping you grounded and avoiding episodes of crankiness from lack of nutrients.

Your spirit likes work that is meaningful and also enjoys the creative satisfaction of being around beautiful things. Workspaces that allow for artistic self-expression and conversations around spirituality, religion, and other topics such as psychics, tarot, crystals, etc. are environments you may be attracted towards.

Best work environments for your archetype

In general, work environments where you can express your dreamlike and spiritual self are ideal. If you have to suppress these sides of yourself too much, you can start to feel disconnected from the work you are doing.

Retail environments can really work well for you if the merchandise being sold has a story, is of high quality, handmade, or spiritual. A new age bookshop is a great work setting for you as it would allow you the ability to read up on different topics, interact with like-minded people, and provide enough routine that you wouldn’t feel too erratic.

You are also naturally investigative and put an effort into learning how things work. For this reason, you can find yourself thriving in a wide variety of work environments.

You appreciate the history and context of where ideas, items, and information come from—therefore, libraries, museums, galleries, or archeological research labs or sites could be potential work environments where you can find fulfillment. In addition, you like diversity in your experiences so movement, travel, or alternating routines can work well for you.

  • Crystal or gemstone shop
  • Vintage clothing store
  • Self-employment
  • Home settings
  • New age bookstore
  • Library
  • Art gallery or museum
  • Creative environments
  • Unstructured environments
  • Travel

Possible career paths for your archetype

Your archetype generally likes your career to align with how you perceive your life purpose and goals. You know this isn’t always possible, but you are willing to put in the work to structure your life in the way you envision it could be.

You may spend years studying a topic, starting various business ventures, and trying to find a way to weave your passions into your life’s work.

There are many creative ways for you to find your niche, but as a Seeker Empath, sometimes you commit so much energy emotionally longing for your dreams, that you struggle to take the physical steps to make them manifest.

Working on finding the harmonious center between what you want to be doing, what you need to be doing, and what you dream of doing is part of your life’s work. Sharing your deep insights and spiritual perspectives is a part of your career journey. Coming into your own and finding confidence in your spiritual gifts—especially as an empath—can bring you lasting fulfillment and career happiness overall!

Careers that you are generally called to include mentoring or guiding others on their path. You may start out in one field that seems right for you at first but then find another field that is a better fit later on in life. There is a lot of trial and error with the Seeker Empath. You might explore different creative fields, research, the humanities, sociology, and so on. Generally, you enjoy education and thrive in some academic environments.

Writing and sharing information do come naturally to you, extending into spaces where you can interact and meet with other people. Work that involves psychic readings, tarot readings, astrology counseling, spiritual counseling, and relevant work can feel like a calling for you.

When you approach your work, you pursue it from the highest good and want to spread joy, love, and compassion to those you work with. In addition, working with materials, especially gemstones, historical artifacts, and spiritual tools is also entities you are drawn to as a Seeker Empath.

Universal fields where you can integrate your spiritual truths and your career allow you to find your version of success. Some career fields that may suit you as a Seeker Emapth include:

  • Archaeologist
  • Gemologist
  • Astrologer
  • Creative writer
  • Psychic reader
  • Tarot reader
  • Travel writer or vlogger
  • Historian
  • Spiritual counselor
  • Spiritual guide or leader
  • Spiritual mentor
  • Content creator
  • Jewelry maker
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Religious scholar
  • Academic
  • Art teacher
  • Bookstore owner
  • Workshop facilitator
  • Creative self-employment
  • Meditation teacher
  • Museum or tour guide
  • Film-maker
  • Photographer
  • Archaeologist
  • Gemologist
  • Astrologer
  • Creative writer
  • Psychic reader
  • Tarot reader
  • Travel writer or vlogger
  • Historian
  • Spiritual counselor
  • Spiritual guide or leader
  • Spiritual mentor
  • Content creator
  • Jewelry maker
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Religious scholar
  • Academic
  • Art teacher
  • Bookstore owner
  • Workshop facilitator
  • Creative self-employment
  • Meditation teacher
  • Museum or tour guide
  • Film-maker
  • Photographer

Practical tips for how to set career goals

Setting career goals as a Seeker Empath does take some work. You weren’t one of those children that knew from age five what you were going to do. Instead, you’ve spent much of your life exploring all of the possibilities that might be available to you. Having many different fields of study under your belt is likely. This means when it comes to choosing a career, embracing your flexibility is key to your archetype.

You like to help people and you like spiritual things—shifting towards a career to align with this may feel essential for you. You might take years to feel comfortable with your empathic gifts or other talents you have. Working through various forms of imposter syndrome and insecurity will be a part of you finding your groove at work or selfemployment.

If you are struggling to narrow down your options, typical of your type! . . . Try not to stress. There are some things you can do and ways to integrate everything that you love into your work. Here are some tips . . .

How to set career goals as a Seeker Empath:

  1. Write out your ideal career as a stream of consciousness exercise: do this by cleaning your mind and then allowing whatever flows out to flow. Write down everything work-related that you can channel. It doesn’t have to make sense. Just write and go with the flow—and most importantly, no filters here.
  2. Analyze and make a list: read through what you wrote and start analyzing. This should give you an idea of what your subconscious mind is yearning for. The descriptors and keywords that stand out the most can then be put on another list for more brainstorming.
  3. Use your list to pull out just one word: the word that stands out the most to you should now be transferred to another page as a stand-alone.
  4. Set one goal: using this one word, set an intention for your dream career. Find the easiest, most beginner step that you can think of and start there. As the Seeker Empath tends to have so many career avenues to choose from, breaking it down into microsteps can bring transparency to the process.
  5. Don’t resist eclectic careers: take a second to appreciate that you are an eclectic archetype. You might embrace several different careers over your lifetime, you may change jobs frequently or try creative projects and small business ventures. All of that is okay. You are valid.