The Geyser Empath


The Geyser Empath is an individual who is empathic in nature with the additional tendency to fountain with emotion. All empaths are emotional, it goes with the territory but some empaths are far more emotional than others.

This type of empathic tendency is marked by high energy levels. One might even go so far as to say that shades of hyper activity start to appear with the Geyser Empath. He or she is always on the go, heading here and travelling there, seeking out people to see how they are and to exhibit their significant caring side with plenty of suitable expressions of concern, empathy and understanding.

The Geyser Empath is very useful for our kind because of how expressive they are with regard to their emotions. Their responses are exaggerated. This does not mean that they are false, far from it, the exaggeration appears as a heightened response which is very useful for us to witness and then allows us to mimic it.

There is no subtlety involved. When the Geyser Empath is happy it is shown as a torrent of joy, their concern is grave and focussed and their hurt is not of a silent tear but the wail and tears of the tortured. Such displays may seem melodramatic to some, but they are not, they are exactly how the Geyser Empath feels.

The Geyser Empath, owing to the high energy levels talks often about how he or she feels but this is not a case of them explaining that because it must be all about them, but rather they will convey those feelings in order to help others by causing them to better understand. When someone talks about being in despair, the Geyser Empath will relate how they know despair only too well and will articulate that feeling in order to demonstrate that they understand how the listener feels.

This person has a tissue thin skin and is highly sensitive. They are very easily hurt and when we lash out against them, they respond with a fountain of emotion. If they are praised, their thanks will gush from them with greater intensity than a Gwyneth Paltrow Oscar acceptance speech. If they are denigrated, the tears will not flow but they will cascade along with that trembling bottom lip and a near histrionic response to the pain caused by wounding words.

The Geyser Empath is unable to put on a brave face. Whilst the Carrier Empath is dogged and stoic in the face of adversity, focussing their empathy on resolving the situation in  a practical fashion, the Geyser Empath will dissolve in a bubbling mess of tears. They are completely unable to conceal their emotions, even for a short time. A Carrier Empath can do so because they shift their feelings on to solving a problem. The Geyser Empath does not have that function. They are excellent at tea and sympathy, kind and comforting words flowing, but of little use practically.

Unlike the Magnet Empath, the Geyser Empath is better dealing with intimate and one-on-one situations rather than handling a crowd. The Geyser Empath loves nothing more than finding an individual as their project and wanting to use their biggest asset in order to resolve issues; their utter devotion to love.

They are the greatest love devotees of all empaths, they truly believe that with love everything can be solved. Love conquers everything, all you need is love, love will save the day. If you were to ask them just how this happens, they could not answer, but explain that love works in mysterious ways and by being loving, showing love and acting with love in each and everything they do, this will resolve problems, heal hurt and bring happiness to all.

This devotion to love means that the Geyser Empath is big on romance and will readily fall prey to overt exhibitions of passion, love and romance from our kind. Any narcissist which presents as the knight in shining armour will have the Geyser Empath’s attention from the beginning as he or she believes they have found a kindred spirit.

The Geyser Empath’s overt displays of emotion make our task of mirroring so much easier. He or she will wear his or her heart on their sleeve and they will suffer repeated heartbreak. Notwithstanding this outcome, the Geyser Empath is undeterred. They will suffer misery and pain from this broken heart and they will then affirm their belief in love and bounce back.

No matter how devastated they are following the shattering of their heart, they will piece it back together and will do so with greater speed amongst the empathic types. They may suffer considerable pain and they will exhibit the effect more greatly than other empathic types but they also re-charge with a greater speed as a consequence of their devotion to love. Their belief is unshakeable.

No matter how many times they are let down, hurt, cheated on and so forth, they will soon bounce back. They are not naïve but rather have an undimmed and undented belief in the power of love. This capacity for returning to the arena of love so promptly after heartache means that they are ideal candidates for post discard and post escape hoovers as they ‘refuel’ so quickly.

The Geyser Empath is highly sensitive and will be moved to tears regularly be they tears of joy or tears of pain. There will often be a need for a tissue when this person is around. One might be moved to consider them as someone pathetic but that would be an inappropriate label. Yes the Geyser Empath is very easy to manipulate into spurting out fuel and because of their beliefs they will suffer repeated hurts but their strength lies in their unwavering belief in love and how they soon bounce back following their set backs.

They will do Misery 2.0 when they are wounded and hurt, the sobbing, the wailing and the tears will be extensive but it will not last. They do not wallow, but wipe away the tears, reapply the mascara, smooth down the rumpled clothes and climb right back on to their Unicorn of Love and Hope and gallop into the fray once again. The Geyser Empath can exhibit unpredictability of response.

There will always be emotion, which suits our kind, but the extent and intensity of it may at times be so startling that it actually affects the standing of the narcissist with third parties who look on and witness what appears to them to be histrionics and melodrama. Exerting control over this emotional output can at times prove difficult for all save the Greater Narcissist.

The Geyser Empath lacks the serenity of the Magnet Empath and there is no cool deliberation of the Carrier. The Geyser will erupt with emotion with squeals of delight at the good news of a friend who is to be a parent, the triumphant praise for a colleague who has secured a promotion and the devastated collapse following the death of a loved one. The Geyser Empath believes that everyone has the capacity to love and that once they do, all their ills will be solved.

This person appeals to all schools of narcissist because of the high fuel content that is provided and the ease by which it can be provoked. They are easy to seduce but tend to suffer swifter devaluations than other empaths because they shine brighter and thus run the risk of our kind becoming familiar with their fuel in a quicker time so that the potency loses its lustre sooner.

As explained above however, they are prime candidates for hoovers and often the hoover bar is lower for them as a consequence of the narcissist knowing that so much delicious fuel will become available with the added bonus of it being hoover fuel and furthermore because the devotion to love means that the Geyser Empath has a greater susceptibility to giving second, third and fourth chances.

The Geyser Empathic tendency is evident in all of the classes of empathic individuals. This tendency is often seen amongst the Co-Dependent class when this tendency manifests in an extreme form. Its presence will exist in Empaths but tends to be mixed with other empathic tendencies as well so the effect will be slightly diluted but not muted.

With regard to the Super Empath it is unusual to see the Geyser Empathic tendency because of the Super Empath’s inherent resilience to both a sudden devaluation and being hoovered.

The Lesser is drawn to those with this tendency because the effort required is so minimal to prompt a response and thus accords with the Lesser narcissist’s lower energy levels and reduced cognitive function for manipulation and machinations.

The Mid-Ranger will also be attracted because of the fuel on offer and the ease by which it can be harvested but the emotional volatility can become wearing to the Mid-Ranger because he will struggle to assert control to achieve some of his aims.

The Greater revels in those with Geyser Empathic tendencies finding the sudden eruptions amusing and playing straight into his portrayal of the individual as unbalanced and unhinged. He or she will take a perverse pleasure in provoking the Geyser into giving more and more fuel.

18 thoughts on “The Geyser Empath

  1. Whitney says:

    HG 🙌
    The Empath Detector is the most insightful work of genius. Again I don’t have the words to praise it highly enough.

    I was always astounded by the reactions of my friend, who we now know is a Carrier Empath. She would reply to devaluation with patient, measured, and kind responses. Like a professional counsellor helping a disordered patient.

    I would feel the deepest devastation from devaluation and I would respond erratically with anger, sadness or a delusion denial. This must be more typical of a Geyser Empath.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Thank you Whitney

      1. Leela says:

        I liked the Empath Detector too, H.G.! It´s really very good and very true!

        The only thing that stung my ego a bit was that only Lesser and Mid Range would be attracted to me 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

        Yes, everybody may laugh how weird I am (facepalm is also okay) 😀 😀 😀

        1. HG Tudor says:

          No, listen again.

  2. Leela says:

    Udate: I am one of those rare Super Empaths with Geyser tendencies (due to bipolar disorder), but mainly a Carrier, and

    “The Mid-Ranger will also be attracted because of the fuel on offer and the ease by which it can be harvested but the emotional volatility can become wearing to the Mid-Ranger because he will struggle to assert control to achieve some of his aims.”

    Sensei H.G. is so right!!! This is exactly what happened! He loved my emotional reactions but as I have a mood disorder, “my” middle mid ranger narc had a very hard time with me when he wanted to assert control. He was struggling a lot with that 😀 😀

    1. njfilly says:


      I have the same results as you. Super Empath; main cadre being Carrier and secondary being Geyser. No other cadres represented for me, and also I have been diagnosed bi-polar in the past.

      I find this very interesting.

      1. Leela says:

        I think our “Geyser”-tendencies come from the disease.

    2. njfilly says:


      I noticed you made a previous comment stating you were a Standard Savior Empath. I’m just curious, did you come to that conclusion yourself after having read about the empath traits?

      I did expect to have other cadres present in my analysis based upon my own reading, but I am satisfied with the results and I believe they are accurate. I assume many of the traits can be seen in all the different cadres to minor degrees.

      1. Leela says:

        I took the Empath Detector Consultation with H.G. I thought I would be more Standard Saviour, well, I was a little bit right.

    3. njfilly says:


      The last thing I have to say; men always have a hard time controlling me!

      1. Leela says:

        Same here, sister! 😉

  3. Whitney says:

    HG, the God. Could you please say how common each cadre of Empath is? Thank you, HG.

  4. Bibi says:

    This is me. I have been a geyser as of late due to stress and crap at work and in the world. I cry all the time now.

    While intelligent pursuits–logic, reason–can pull me out from it, when in the moment, I have to cry and get it out before that can happen.

  5. Whitney says:

    I thought I was emotionally reserved before I learnt about myself from you, HG.

    1. Bibi says:

      Emotionally reserved? What’s that? LOL

  6. Leela says:

    “The Mid-Ranger will also be attracted because of the fuel on offer and the ease by which it can be harvested but the emotional volatility can become wearing to the Mid-Ranger because he will struggle to assert control to achieve some of his aims.”

    That´s exactly the case in my situation. I have bipolar disorder. So I don´t really know, in which category of empath I fit cause being super emotional is the nature of my illness.

    But it´s easy to guess how much a narc must be attracted to someone with bipolar? I think a person with bipolar disorder is the jackpot for a narc?

    1. njfilly says:

      Hi Leela:

      I was also diagnosed bipolar a long time ago. I have been on many medications throughout the years. Currently, I am not taking any medication and I will not. I now question the diagnosis.

      I don’t know whether this makes me targeted more by narcissists. Would you say that you are?

      I’m curious if you have taken the EDC and/or the TDC and what were the results?

      Something very interesting about my results: as I mentioned, I was diagnosed bipolar – opposite extremes of emotion.

      My astrological sign is Scorpio – often identified as being either very good or very bad. (Also very sexual.)

      My EDC results were Super Empath, mostly Carrier traits; secondary traits being geyser. Although I don’t think these two cadres are necessarily noted to be opposites they do have opposite traits with carrier being steady and stoic and geyser with outbursts of emotion.

      I can’t say for sure if my TDC results were opposite, but they were similar to Scorpio traits.

      I find it very interesting that these three areas accurately describe my most dominant traits, as well as the opposite extreme I have to my personality This also solidifies my personal belief that many avenues of knowledge contain portions of the truth.

      1. Leela says:

        I don´t know if I´m really a Geyser, Only when my illness manifests I become a Geyser. I take mood stabilizers and I´m fine with them, I don´t suffer from side effects and I live better with meds than without.

        I haven´t taken the EDC or the TDC, so I don´t know. But normally I´m a standard savior empath.

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