How to Tell if You Are Indigo

by Sophia Gubb on February 19, 2010

in Indigo Children & Adults

Here is an in-depth article describing what traits to look for in determining if you or someone you know is an indigo child or adult.

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When talking to people about indigos I often hear that the characteristics are not specific and practically anyone could consider themselves an indigo. Therefore in this article I’m going try to be as clear as possible in describing the things that make indigos DIFFERENT from other people.

In the first part of the article I’ll try to define indigos, and in the second part I’ll get into listing their particular characteristics.

This is now the second edition of this article, as it has been rewritten and expanded since 24/10/2011. I’ve evolved a lot as a person in this time and have tried to update some of the slightly negative attitudes that got into my writing back then. I’ve also added new insights about indigo children / adults from this time.

About The Term “Indigo”

The actual term “indigo” may have come from the colour of the sixth chakra (energy center) or third eye chakra. There’s a theory that indigos are largely governed by the third eye chakra which explains several of their traits. Personally I tend towards thinking that “indigo” has no special significance for us and is just a name.

Note that indigo in this context is not the colour of the aura. It has been called the “life colour”, which contrasts with the aura in that it’s supposedly the colour of a person’s deeper being and not simply their general state at this point in their life.

I don’t know how much meaning any of these ideas have but I’ve offered them for your consideration.

Indigo Children / Adults As A Spiritual Concept

The concept of indigo children or adults is tied to spirituality and I think there are some very good reasons for that; however I wanted to mention that if what I say conflicts with the way you understand the world, you always can take what works for you and leave the rest. The fact that there are people who have certain, unusual personalities is fact.  From there, you can work out what these personalities mean for you in the context of your worldview. On that note, if you want to read about this personality profile from a more scientific/atheistic/skeptical viewpoint, you may want to Google “gifted children”. They are the same thing, but the term doesn’t have any of the spiritual implications.

Now, what’s the point of knowing how to spot an indigo? Self understanding – which leads to self acceptance. Or, if the indigo in your life happens to be someone other than you, the goal is to understand her or him as best you can and again, be better equipped to accept them as they are.

Indigos have been called sick, falsely diagnosed with ADD and other things. They are not sick, they are special. They have been called supernatural. They are not supernatural, they are natural. They are very natural: super-natural, if you will. I think they are very special beings that are worth understanding, respecting, and taking care of.

What Is An Indigo?

What is an indigo? The non-spiritual version is just that indigo people (children and adults) are gifted souls. They have a lot of creativity, a lot of intelligence, and a sense of mission.

While we’re on the non spiritual version, we can also list all of their traits, which is what is going to happen in the next half of this article.

Aside from that, though, we can define indigos in a more exact way from a spiritual perspective.

The spiritual version, then, is that indigos are, in general, old souls or at least souls with great spiritual depth.

I think this definition is the most telling because an indigo is really defined by his or her soul and not necessarily how they express it. An indigo is born with a deep soul and will always have it, but, like other people, they can be connected or disconnected from that soul, and can express to a greater or lesser extent what they have inside. So sometimes you might get an indigo who doesn’t look like an indigo, or someone who isn’t an indigo who looks like one; but it’s what they have inside that truly defines them. The indigo who doesn’t look like an indigo will, deep down, have that wisdom, that depth, that power you expect from a normal indigo. It will come out in unexpected ways. Someone who looks like an indigo but isn’t will seem deep but when you look closer there won’t be so much substance to them. It’ll be a false depth — or maybe an authentic one, but just not so much of it.

So indigo people are considered to be “old souls”.

The standard depiction of spiritual evolution shows a soul starting out from a very basic, caveperson-like consciousness, and going through the horrible birthing pain centuries of confusion and war, eventually evolving into a modern human, eventually becoming enlightened or a saint. Being a saint in this case just means that they fully realise the fact that Love is their essence, and that Love is the only thing worth living for, and they become that. At this stage humanity doesn’t work as a collection of isolated fragments but becomes a single being with all its parts working together for the common wellbeing.

I think that evolution isn’t always as linear as that, but still, it seems that most souls do go through this kind of process. On Earth, then, a lot of souls have started out millenia ago as cavepeople and have evolved to where they are now.

Indigo souls started before that time, on other planets, and eventually came over to Earth to share what they have learned. In fact, most of the great visionaries or spiritual teachers were likely of this profile (indigo, crystal, or rainbow souls). They come to Earth with the special intention of helping with its spiritual development.

Other indigos may have originated from less linear evolution processes. They may have been angels or high-vibration spirits, not used to incarnating, before they decided to come down. Some may have also come from other dimensions. What distinguishes indigos, anyway, is the depth and power of their spirits. Given their special role here, they will also tend to have a very strong instinct that they are meant to help out in some way. More on that later.

Indigo Children/Adults And The Indigo Label

Indigos being somehow “more spiritual” than other people is a sensitive topic, which is why I’m rewriting this article to clarify this point.

I know that when I first heard about the indigo label, my first reaction was negative. I didn’t want to label myself, to start with, and I didn’t like the idea of being better or worse than other people. Out of pure principle, I disagreed with ideas of superiority and inferiority. I was also scared of the part of me that *wanted* to be better or worse than people.

This is pretty common in indigos. To underline where the error is in this, I should point out that there is a difference between thinking that you are better than someone and making a comparison purely for the sake of understanding.

Indigos do have wisdom and depth inside of them. They have great potential in their souls which, as time goes on, they will tap and bring into their current incarnation.

I think that this is not a reason to feel better or worse, but an opportunity to share.

Children don’t hate adults because they have more experience. The best way of dealing with adults is to make good use of their knowledge and depth.

In the same way, adults don’t usually look down on children and think how dumb they are. When they realise what the situation calls for, they instead ask themselves how they can share their gift of maturity with the children.

Indigo children and adults have a lot of gifts to share. Instead of thinking that they are better than others, or attempting to deny that they are different in any way, indigos should recognise that they are different and try to make the best use of the situation. Their gifts are much in demand, and it would be crazy to hold them back from the world.

Other people have plenty of gifts too. Indigos aren’t the only people who can help out. I think one of the things an indigo can do is show other people the huge power and brilliance that lies within their own souls. An indigo has learnt to be more of themselves; and they can show others how to be more of themselves, too.

So. One last question before we go into the list of indigo characteristics. Why do we need to have a word for indigo people as opposed to just spiritually advanced people? Apart from what we’ve already explained – including the fact that “indigo” refers more to the soul and the potential of a person, whereas the vaguer “spiritual” is normally used to talk about the external personality – I could say that the term is useful simply because you can look at a set of characteristics or traits and match people up to them. This is the really grounded, practical aspect of the concept. Whether or not you agree, disagree, or aren’t sure about the interpretations about what indigos are, you can still look at a person and say, “oh, she has the indigo traits.” Then you can work out what this means for you.

So without further ado, let me get into the various indigo adult / child traits.

1. Feeling like an alien.

First of all indigo people feel DIFFERENT. Not just different, but DIFFERENT.

Here’s a normal kid thinking he’s different:

“I wish I was cool like the other kids. Why do I get picked on like this? I’m so glad I’m better than all the other kids. No-one is as smart as I am.”

Here’s an indigo thinking he is different:

“I don’t understand. Why is it that I’m the only one who can see the things I see? Am I crazy? Why is everyone so cruel and stupid in the way they live? Why doesn’t anyone love me like I can love them? Why are people wasting their lives so much? Why are they such sadomasochists? Why does everyone try and be better than everyone else and own each other like slaves? Shouldn’t it be obvious that we could all just get together, solve all our problems, and enjoy life? Am I the only person in the world who can see this??

“Why am I the only person who can’t put on a social mask? Why am I unable to be happy with the way things are? Why is it that I feel like no-one else is really happy, either, they just put up with it? Is there something going on here?

“Holy $%&@ – I’m an ALIEN!”

Indigos often feel strongly like they are from another planet or another dimension (see above) or at least just generally “out of place”. They might be travellers and live in different countries, subconsciously or consciously looking for the place they fit in. They’ll relocate to find family that feels like family and a place that feels like home. If they can’t find that, they are prone to depression – even suicide.

2. Anger

The power of the indigo lies in his or her soul, which lies underneath their external personality. This means they go through the same process of waking up to their essence as other people do, although generally at a more accelerated pace. During this time, they often go through some pretty rough times, and can fall into chronic negative emotion.

One of these (famously) is anger. Indigos have a very high self-esteem because they are POWERFUL – at least inside – and some part of their brain remembers a time in their soul’s past when they lived like kings. Guys, that’s what a Oneness world is like – everyone has a vast personal power. Weakness is not divine, it is an illness.

The self esteem is not a negative thing, but when subjected to the standard anti-self esteem processing of our industrial culture, where children are taught that they are powerless and dependent so that their energy can be sucked from them, indigos often react strongly. They know that they are worth more than that.

Here are some of my own thoughts from years ago, now happily transmuted into healthier energy:

You do NOT talk to me like I was shit. You do NOT talk down to me just because I am a child. I am NOT worth less. I am NOT less capable of deciding for myself how I will live. If you try and tell me what to do I will KILL you.

I wrote this a year and a half ago, in my first version of this article. I’ve since got to the point where it’s harder for me to bring back up those feelings and feel identified with them.

Note that in all the years of being possessed by anger and hatred, I never acted on those emotions. I also had an even more powerful underlying desire to do good and avoid causing harm.

Resuming some points:

3. High Self Esteem

Indigos, at least deep down, understand themselves to be powerful and highly valuable. They see through the lie that people are not that.

They can sometimes feel emotions like low self esteem, shame, self hatred and so on. But the proof is in the pudding – when it comes to the crunch, indigos are rarely willing to settle being talked down to or being made part of a machine.

Even if they are so incredibly destroyed that they stop fighting, they will still feel a sense in such situations that things are dreadfully wrong.

This instinct will never let them be at peace with themselves until they recognise it.

4. Resistence of Authority, Structure, and Hierarchy

Indigos, seeing through the lie of society, know that the normal concept of “authority” is an illusion. They often dislike or simply evade teachers, doctors and anyone else who seems to look down on them. It’s not like they can’t love those people as people, but they are not willing to accept anyone as “above” them (or “below” them for that matter). When forced to live under imposed authority, indigos usually get rebellious. This can take the form of explosive revolution or perhaps more quiet, passive rebellion depending on the indigo’s particular makeup.

I remember as a child pointedly refusing to do anything my father told me until he learnt not to state things in the form of an order. He eventually stopped trying to get me to do anything, as he couldn’t understand that I just wanted to be treated like a real person. In class, I did everything to make people laugh as I couldn’t stand living like a zombie. I occasionally did things to make a point that the teachers didn’t own my will.

I was one of the revolutionary ones.

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5. Seeing Through Lies

Indigos see things as they really are. According to some, this would be because they are currently developing the energy centre of their third eye. Or maybe it’s just because they have enough spiritual depth, intuition and integrity to make deceptions useless on them.

They know society is a lie. They know there are more important things in life than what most people seem to chase after. They have powerful instincts guiding them in many areas of their life, and dismiss ideas or systems which conflict with their instincts. If they are brought up in religion or other dogmatic beliefs, they will eventually come to question them and break them down until they find something that withstands scrutiny.

The more indigos wake up, the more they question everything in their life. But even before the process their instinct to question is strong. As has been said about them in other places, they always say, “WHY?”

6. Breaking Down Structures

Because of this, indigos rarely accept anything that has not been explained to them. They don’t like to do things just because everyone else does or because someone else told them to. They ignore rules unless someone explains to them why they have been put in place, as well as structures, routines, disciplines, rituals, or decorum that doesn’t make sense to them. They often stand out like a sore thumb in society unless they’ve learnt to camouflage themselves. Their presence can often make other people rather nervous.

So most indigos REALLY don’t get on well in school. And without exception they find “normal” jobs very draining and stressful. If they try to live like everyone else lives, they will probably end up suicidal.

Because of this, when they grow up indigos are usually involved in some alternative means of living: entrepreneurship, writing blogs :), art, alternative therapies, freeganism, activism, etc. Because of their disposition they may have a lot of problems in finding their place in life, which can be a factor for depression.

When an indigo is presented a structure which does not serve an authentic purpose, her first reaction is to work to break it down. This of course puts her at odds with school, work and everything. Indigos therefore either work alone or as leaders – they are not willing to accept other people imposing their rules on them. They are rebels and revolutionaries, made to remake the world.

7. Radical Authenticity

Maybe again because of the energy of the third eye in their life which lets them see to the core of themselves and others, indigos have the compulsion to be authentic and express their true selves. Authenticity is not simply a desire for indigos, it’s practically a need. If an indigo can’t express him or herself as he really is, he generally keeps quiet, goes away, or gets really pissed off. :)

Indigos have some serious problems in school because of this, where life is all about putting on a social mask. Life generally gets better after school.

Because of this inability to have a social mask, and inability to really connect with people on the level of their social masks (people require of other people approval for their masks, which indigos are not willing to give), indigos feel a very strong desire to find other indigos, people with whom they will be able to express themselves truly and share love on the level of the heart and spirit, not the mask.

8. Love

There is no love like indigo love.

I have often found that the love I express or want to express with people, especially my lovers, is too strong for them. They either take it as coming on too strong, or as commitment and try to marry me. Neither is the case; most people just haven’t experienced such intense, unconditional love before, and they don’t know what to do with it.

When an indigo can’t find another indigo to pair up with, they’ll often be seen with older people who tend to be more sensitive and more capable of seeing the gem in the indigo’s soul. (In general indigos don’t have hang ups about age as they see people for what they are, not what their label is).

Indigos are warm people at heart and enjoy contact. This is because most humans have been infected by a cultural sickness. Indigos express themselves as all humans deep down want to express themselves but don’t have the clarity or bravery to do: lovingly. Touch, hug, kiss, “I love you”. They love for the god damn pleasure of it. And unlove is incomprehensible for them.

However, for the reasons previously described indigos are loners, so they may not actively express this trait.

9. Depression is Common

Kristen Finlayson says that the depression springs from a combination of not actualising their personal power and not connecting with other indigos. Oh, let’s talk about power.

10. A Sense of Mission

Indigos have come here to make a change, and deep in their soul, they feel that. They have huge energy and huge creativity, as well as intelligence – and these things want to be expressed. When they feel trapped in by the limits of this world, or too lost to work out what to do, this can result in some serious depression.

As indigos see the state that the world is really in, they feel an urgency to get things moving around here. They feel things are NOT alright just as they are. (Paradoxically they may be able to see the beauty and perfection in all existence, but that doesn’t make them passive Buddhist monks).

I don’t know where I heard this bit of advice but it rings very true to me – indigos should have an outlet for their creativity while they are waiting to know what their mission is in life. Our energy is strong and will find an outlet whether we want it to or not – and this could be in negative forms such as obsessive thinking or worrying as well as addictions or even excessive spirituality.

11. Power, Creativity and Energy

As I said, indigos have huge energy. Whatever they do, they do intensely. They are often geniuses – or called that – in part I think because of their capability of single-minded focus on what interests them. On the other hand, if something does not interest them they are very good at NOT focusing on it. I’ve seen a pattern of high grades in class followed by low as indigos learn very easily but end up getting uninspired by schoolwork :)

Indigos are often classified Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I would like to take the opportunity to flip the bird now to conventional psychiatrists everywhere: we are special, not sick! If anyone gives anyone Ritalin for this “illness”, please shoot them. Or make sure that the patient in question is indigo, and if they are, shoot the perpetrator twice.

(I no longer feel the intensity of frustration as I did when I wrote the last paragraph, but I’ve kept it because it’s funny).

Indigos are usually multitalented. Their interests lie in anything creative, anything that expresses personal power, anything that expresses joy (particularly humour), healing, communication, spirituality and personal growth.

An indigo’s energy can be chanelled into love (see above), pure unconditional joy, intense focused learning or action, personal growth and spirituality, as well as hatred, intense depression, addictions, and drama (“little old me” syndrome). Whatever they do, they do intensely. An indigo isn’t half of anything. Even when they’re living like a zombie, they zombie HARD. No-one has ever been dead inside like an indigo who doesn’t know who she is. They practically vanish from this earth, leaving behind an empty shell.

Indigos are very, very powerful and probably at some level feel this. I know I do. I feel like my body is a poor expression of the size I feel – I am MASSIVE. I can take on the world! There is nothing I can’t do! I’ve also felt the opposite at times when I was zombieing, though. We’ve been brought into a world that trains people to be powerless. I also wonder if any spiritual beings or even non-spiritual beings have a vested interest in keeping indigos down. I never felt like I was particularly targeted, but I have heard from some active indigos that there is this anti-indigo conspiracy, involving implants, energetic manipulation, etc. No idea if that is the case. I’ve definitely seen some pretty destroyed indigos. But in any case when you remember you are powerful – and all it takes is to remember – NOTHING can stop you. You are the one and only creator of your own experience. I recommend all indigos I meet who are having trouble with power read up on the law of attraction. We tend to be especially good at manifesting once we get into the flow of it.

12. Intuition

What with the whole third eye chakra thing it shouldn’t be a surprise that indigo children and adults are intuitive. They are capable of guiding themselves easily by their ability to “just kind of know” what to do, their gut feeling, etc. Whether this perception goes into the supernatural I think is often to do with whether they were brought up to believe in such things or not.

When they are lucky enough not to have shut down their third eye ability, indigos are basically just what the hype about them obsesses about – psychic kids. They see spirits, other planes, talk to angels and spirit guides, and see the future.

Not all indigos are at this level. But they all have the potential, as is evidenced by their strong intuition and their ability to see through to the essence of things.

It might not feel that special to you if you’re an indigo – that’s because it’s so natural. You might say, “Oh, I see how people are inside, but that’s not psychic, that’s just being perceptive, picking up on cues, etc!”

Well, being supernatural IS natural. It’s the zombies who aren’t natural. :)

13. Loners

The subject of loner-hood has been touched upon but it needed its own bullet point for emphasis. Indigos, when they don’t find other indigos to be with, are usually loners. They get frustrated by not feeling recognised by others and dislike trying to relate at the relatively superficial level that most non-indigos demand. They tend to have few relationships and prefer one-on-one relationships rather than groups, when they are socialising with non-indigos.

14. Sensitivity

I’m going to wrap this up with one last important trait of indigos. Indigos are highly sensitive. This is part of the reason they are such loners; they see inside people and perceive all the suffering and inauthenticity they’re filled with, and it isn’t pretty. Indigos can get very uncomfortable in crowds and large groups, noisy places, and especially energetically charged atmospheres such as conventional parties.

As I said, indigos feel things more powerfully. Their sensitivity is part of this. In general they FEEL more – more pain and more pleasure – because they are closer to their being.

This is also a part of the reason why they act the way they do. People, deep down, feel the same things indigos do. They often percieve the lie of society to a greater or lesser extent. But indigos really FEEL that. Not acting differently would be like voluntarily impaling themselves. They are just NOT able to do something which is discordant with their being, because they feel it, and damn do they FEEL it.

This is a strength though it can appear a weakness. Don’t listen to people who tell you you have a problem. If you can’t stay in a party because the energy is too heavy, that’s because the poison is in the PARTY, not in you. Other people can’t feel the poison so they just keep on wallowing in it – they become one and the same as the other people – so that’s their strength for them. Have some self-acceptance and don’t do anything your being tells you is not for you – your being is right, even if everyone else in the whole world tells you different. They don’t know what it’s like to be indigo. You are special, child of God.

Other Indigo Child / Adult Traits

Are there any other indigo child / adult traits I can add for the second edition of this article?

There are a lot of small cues you can pick up on for identifying an indigo child or adult. I’ve noticed that indigos often have a strong connection to children and animals, for instance. Or that they defy age classification. They can look like they are thirty when they are twenty (those deep, learned eyes) or they can look twenty when they are thirty (young, playful disposition). In general they age slower on an external level than other people.

They have a tendency towards vegetarianism and often become vegans when they read articles like my Spiritual Perspective On Veganism. I think about 50% of the awake indigos I’ve met have become vegan, especially those who are skilled with finding things out on the Internet. Even when they’re not “officially” vegetarian or vegan, they’ll usually just not like meat much or otherwise not feel attracted to eating much of it. (I was an exception to this as a kid mind – heavy foods were my way of medicating my pain).

They respond strongly to toxins in general and a healthy diet is more important than usual for them.

Indigos have a faster internal rhythm than normal people. This has often been diagnosed as “Attention Deficit Disorder”, although it is not actually a negative thing, just different.

This causes them to be impatient and want to have their desires faster, faster, always faster. They can’t believe how slow life moves.

I think this is because of them coming from worlds where matter is “softer” and the mind has more sway over things. So in those worlds it’s possible to manifest your desires very fast if not instantly, as well as fly, move things with your mind, etc etc. On Earth an indigo does have greater power to manifest their desires than other people and is often also good at telekinesis and so on; however, they still feel inside that they have greater power to create change and they find this world frustrating.

Indigos have very steady gazes. Actually this is one of my favourite measures for an indigo because it’s the hardest to fake. Sometimes they might avoid someone’s gaze because of whatever reason, but their natural tendency if left unhindered will be to look someone very straight, very unwaveringly in the eyes. When two indigos look in each others’ eyes, it’s not unusual for them to end up gazing for minutes at a stretch. It’s in their eyes that you can see that deep down, they have nothing they really wish to hide.

Indigos have a tendency to have harsh childhoods. I think this is because of their sensitivity and simply the shock of adapting to this world which wasn’t made for them. This pain can be lessened by growing up with indigo parents or parents that are otherwise highly conscious.

Indigos often also suffer from some great disability, illness, or other handicap which causes them a lot of anguish; especially, again, in childhood. I don’t know why this is. Maybe they have some spiritual purpose for doing so, or maybe their pain from other sources just manifests itself in this way. I think my own 10-year illness was a manifestation of the emotional turmoil that came from events in my childhood, for instance.

If you are currently going through horrible suffering, I can tell you: it gets better. You just need to harness your incredible indigo power to change your life situation. For that, just read up on the law of attraction and get applying it to your life. Also be aware of your needs (see: Depression Is Common) and don’t fall in the trap of trying to live like a normal person. You are bigger than that and that’s a good thing, OK?


While going over every major point about the indigo’s character, I tried to paint a picture without necessarily being constrained by talking about only that specific point. The article is a little all over the place, but I think quite complete and useful. I hope you enjoy it, and do share with your indigo friends or anyone who you think might be indigo. Self understanding can be enough to save an indigo’s life – I’ve seen it happen before.

We’re meant to be happy, wherever we live. Don’t fall victim to the pain. Refuse to be a victim. We are pure, unadulterated love – indigos and non indigos – though maybe indigos see that a little more clearly. There is nothing of us that the darkness can touch. Be happy and come save the world with me! :)

I so love you.

Sophia Gubb, 16 Febuary 2010. [Updated 24/10/2011].

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Appendix: Resources For Indigos

Indigos need three things especially in life. Self-understanding, which I hope I’ve just given you. Connection with people who understand and accept them for who they are (mostly other indigos). And actualisation of their personal power, feeling like they are making a difference in life. I’ll provide you with some resources for each of these in turn.

Don’t forget my Indigo Child / Adult Counselling, which is a powerful resource to help with a lot of issues indigos go through.


Kristen Finlayson provides two good articles on indigos: one, her version of the indigo adult characteristics, good for a different perspective on the same, and two, her Q&A for newly identified indigos which you may find useful. is good for meeting new indigos, but also has two particular threads with info I think you might find useful: another page about indigo child / adult traits, and a useful “indigo starter kit“.

If you’ve been diagnosed with any mental illness at all, it’s worth reading this article: Why Anti-Authoritarians Are Diagnosed As Mentally Ill

Also, I wrote an article called How Do I Know If I’m Really Indigo? which could be useful if you’re still unsure after reading his one.


Indigo Society is quite a good forum. There are some nut jobs there but plenty of authentic indigos too who can help you out.

Indigo Adults Moderated is one of the richer forums in terms of civil and interesting discussion.

There are also plenty of interesting groups for indigos on Facebook. Just search for the term “indigo”, “indigo children”, “indigo adults” and maybe “indigo [your city or country]” and see what comes up.

You might also have some success putting up an ad to meet indigos in your area on your local version of craigslist (a website for online classified type ads). It’s worked for me. Just make an eye-catching title and list the characteristics – or link to this article ;)

Even better if you can find something on It was no good for Barcelona, though.


Read Steve Pavlina’s blog from back to front if you want to become the best you can be in pretty much every area of your life. Also, read my blog :)

I also find a psychic reading with a person on the same wavelength as you can really give an awakening soul a kick in the ass for their growth. I recommend Erin Pavlina, Chris Liaguno, Rosine Caplot, Peter Huetz, Caren Knox, Becky Walsh, and/or Rei Williams. All of these are indigo except I think Erin, who is nevertheless the sort of person an indigo would strongly vibe with, and Rei, who is crystal, a kind of upgrade of indigo. Pretty awesome people all. I think just one of these people in the right place could turn someone’s life around.

I hear good things about The Da Vinci Method. It’s a bit markety, mind, but the content is good. I get a commission if you buy through that link. If you’re low on funds, you can probably pirate the book easily enough, too.

Apart from that I’ll leave you with Ask And It Is Given, the definitive book on the Law of Attraction. There are a million things an indigo will want to read about in his or her journey (mostly all of them on Steve Pavlina’s blog), but the Law of Attraction is enough to make sure everything else gets taken care of easily.

Actually Steve Pavlina wrote some great posts about the Law of Attraction too. His method for Placing An Order With The Universe is actually my preferred style.

I hope this all helps. Good luck!


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Phil January 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Nice article I experience similar, would be nice to meet strangers like me around my town. Very desolate and simulated though it’s hard to get along with ghosts.

Ripley February 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

I believe you have just changed my life.
All of my life I’ve perceived myself as different, but not in a negative. Nor have I ever thought that I am better than anyone else. But I’ve always been confused to why I could understand people, why they do thing, and the good and bad. I got into writing, it’s one of the only ways I can express myself. I’ve tried expressing myself to my loving, supportive parents, but I can tell they still don’t understand my differences. Once again, I thank you for allowing myself to open up a little bit more.

The Black Lion February 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm

The very best thing about my recent discorvery of my very being is now finaly i have a starting point were as before there was no solid foundation that i could connect to or atleast thats what i precived at a point in time.As all of you im shure have discovered after finding this having read and having understanding of the nature of who you are have began to move on and achive better things with in your life.For those who are still working on that (mission) just know and im shure majority of us will agree we will be here for you.Its our nature.

ch4d February 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

omg! did you just spy on me?lmao

Kelley February 18, 2014 at 2:49 am

This blog was AWESOME! Thanks so much. It was like reading about my life… Minus the problems with school. It absolutely fits my son as well. The facebook link wouldn’t allow me to share, or I would have!

Melanie February 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Thank you Sister! I love you! I hope to meet you!

Ramon February 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Thank you so much for writing this, you’ve described my life. I’ve been doing research for a few months now on indigos and strongly feel that I am one. I’m so glad that I’m finally finding clarity at this point in my life because before, I was trying to understand life based on what society and everyone I knew were telling me, but nothing made sense and so many people thought they knew everything. Everyone seemed small minded while I had a head full of big dreams, so I ended up feeling alone, finding it hard to share my desires with others. I was also influenced by society to act a certain way and it felt so unnatural, but I was still more connected to myself (not knowing at the time), so I never became a product of society. I totally agree with the part about wanting to manifest things faster. It takes so long in this dimension! But I’m still staying positive, and I know that me and my desires shall meet soon :)

Erica Maureen February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am

Sounds a lot like me.
I’m a Pisces-Aquarius Cusp, but Pisces to the core. As feminine, artistic, empathetic & sensitive as it gets: both physically and spiritually. I’ve found a place in Anonymous, attending Occupy movements with other Awakened people. I want to talk about bigger things than most people do and I am often alone, and easily depressed. My aura is pastel INDIGO and very obvious. Indigo was my first favorite color as a child, so naturally this Indigo Child thing caught my attention. I try to blend in with crowds by being reserved and I’ve noticed it doesn’t change anything as far as people noticing me. I am very aware of how other’s are feeling & their subconscious. I see a lot of beauty & also a lot of darkness; I wish everyone was happier. One of my most used phrases, especially when asked about religion, is “God is love.” (I broke my religion down, too. It needed to make sense to me.) I truly believe the universe is moved by acts of love, and love is the most powerful thing I’ve ever experienced. I also feel that I love more deeply than most, and laughed at that part because yes, my deep love is usually misunderstood!
It saddens me to think of souls like mine still seeking a purpose. I recently found my passion, after years of my perceptive senses drawing me into psychology. I love the endocrine system, and I would love to be a research endocrinologist. My goal is to draw tangible evidence to spiritual experiences, combining religion with facts about anatomy, physics, or whatever I am drawn to research. I might start with chakras, because they are easily identifiable throughout the Vagus nerve as places with high hormonal release which could absolutely be felt by sensitive people. To anyone seeking their purpose, just keep doing what you love!! Become excellent at it & share your experience with the world! Even if our careers never pay we will have happiness ’til the end. Money isn’t real, anyway. And neither is authority!! Nobody has ever controlled my heart. ;)
Thanks for the detailed post! Apologies for the lengthiness here.
I hope someone can relate!!


Angus February 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Hey slight question these characteristics fit me very well, I also have a very strong empathic sense this would. be included in the psychic etc. explaination right?

Ionut February 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Hoooooly shit!
And there i thought i was alone in the world :)) holy shit! Your article describes 90% of my personality and way of being and acting in many, many situations. Congratulations for the effort!

Javier F February 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Hey, wonderful article! You have been reading my life or so? Literally every paragraph you wrote touched me deeply. Not that one on being vegetarian, thoug. I have been fighting my whole life about my “issues”.

My childhood, being bitten up by my father who never understood me. I was terrible at school, but wonderful in arts, languages, religion and actually learned english by myself, girls telling me not to look them in the eyes, because they felt I would scare them. I have -they say- a strong eye contact and is like reading their souls.

People misunderstanding my apreciation and friendship. Feeling near to God and nature. I have a huge attraction to children, babies and animals specially dogs and horses. As I a child I felt I was different and felt like you write: like an alien. Often, very quiet and silent and was bullied because of that.

Anyways, religion in my case christianity has given me an explanation to my life, because knowing God loves me as I am and that God is supernatural, is like being part of someone. With normal people I have had to fake that I agree with them in their normal views of life and trying to please everyone to be accepted but, with time I learned I would die if I keep doing that. It just drained my whole energy and I got tired of pretending not being me. Normally, I am very honest and say what I feel and think, because for me it is normal, but, I see the reactions and feel that people don´t think that way. I have lost many friends because of that.

I remember once many years ago, in the church, I was in a small group and we started to pray. Then, I felt a huge urgency to pray for a lady, i went there and started praying for her and then she started to feel dizzy she said and felt flat on the ground like melted wax and stayed there for a long time. I got so scared! Then, when she wake up she said: that was so beautiful, so peaceful I only wanted to sleep and could not keep myself straight anymore! Right there I knew there is something deeper going on!

Well, I think this is enough for now! But, while reading your article it was like: hey, are there more people like me out there? I felt like, not being the only one with these feelings and frustrations, fighting sometimes to be “normal”.

Thank you so much for this wonderful article!

Peace and love,

Javi :)

owen February 27, 2014 at 3:54 am

i am a young kid around 14/15 and this helped me immensely…but i am still confused if I’m indigo… ever since the first time I’ve moved around the age of 8 I’ve had this aura of energy in me, if you have it too you get what I’m talking about… i feel different, i feel that few kids get me… but i felt with some problems and i have been depressed for a long time, i put on a personality thats not my own to be more popular and fit in with the cool kids… i am slowly waking up and it is hard but i know now to be myself but I’ve lost that person deep inside…. help anyone?

Stephen Kovacs February 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thank you, I have always known that I was here for a special divine purpose which is now being realised… I also know that the true Adam and Eve story is that they were put on Earth by God the Universal Father to biologically uplift humanity… to further general spiritual and biological evolution globally. Alas this on the whole failed due to the Lucifer Rebellion… BUT to an extent it did work partially. I can see how the Indigos fit in as coming from this uplift from Adam and Eve. These decendants were descrived as being a violet race of humanity… Indigo!

God bless you… :) ~

Maya March 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Thanks for this article. I have been quite skeptical about the term ‘indigo’, but all that is written here has resonated tremendously within me.
I feel a lightness that I haven’t felt in a long time thanks to this.. I have always felt like I have extra energy that I just don’t know what to do with. My dad says its in the family, I always just thought it was manic depression… who knows.

I think it is great to help those of us who are highly sensitive, almost too sensitive for this world. However, I see the danger of some individuals letting this term get to their head, act like they are god’s gift and feel like they are better than everyone else. That surely is not an indigo trait, to feel superior. I certainly wouldn’t want to get to know someone who thinks they are better than everyone, I’d just think they’re a knob. I used to think I was better and smarter than lots of people when I was younger and that got me nowhere. We all know what happened to fictional characters who’s heads inflated with hubris. It is also the mark of an immature mind to think they are the only person in the world undergoing a specific experience. I think one of the hugest problems of the human race is how self-absorbed and vain we are and how unconnected we can be to others.

I recognize that a lot of us are more sensitive, brighter, more ‘psychic’ than others if you will. And yes the world needs people like that to help better it. Call these people indigo if you want. But surely the first step in improving this planet and the lives of others is to not acquire this sickly sense of entitlement, of being special whilst undermining other human beings. Isn’t that elitist behaviour? And certainly not pure. Indigos have what every human potentially has, only indigos have these faculties closer to the surface of their being. But so what? One day, everyone will be indigos and then there will be another mode of advancement, a standard to which our specie will eventually follow, in the process of evolution.

And I speak as a person who has often felt different but has the intelligence to be able to adapt and not think I am more special than anyone else. Even for the sake of evolution.

joana March 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Hi there, a few hours ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life…and purely from the pain it was evoking in me. I moved to a city that feels like its populated by ghosts…though many of them pour and friends but still missing ‘something’. I came across your article now…and it all makes sense. I’m not saying im an indigo, in fact I just learnt of the term right now! but much of what your were saying resonates with me…in part it makes me feel better about the deep onset depression I have been enduring for most of my adult life. Last week I completed a Climate Reality program hosted by Al Gore that gave my heart so much happiness….I don’t mean to ramble on and on about myself…and in actual fact I never ever do…but you just gave me a platform to express myself and giving me a chance to better understand what I just read through the act of reply. Thanks once again for making this public…true or not it makes so of us feel better. now what were u saying about laws of attraction;)

aruna kumar March 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

everybody indigo and proud

Chris March 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Owen, you must not, as the article would say, put on a mask to fit in with society. You already realize that you are different. Accept it, cherish it, be yourself. If others don’t like it then shame on them.

My aunt told me that you will only find as many true friends, in an entire lifetime, that would fit in your hand. A simple saying… 1-5 fingers, 1-5 true friends. I am 32 and I think this is pretty accurate so far. The important thing to understand is that we indigos thrive off of those very few people. The ones we can connect to. Try to be yourself, leave the mask off, and find those few who you can connect with. Do not worry about fitting into the crowd. I have never found peace when doing so myself.

You even may not find someone you can connect with right away. This is okay because you can always connect with yourself and then the world around you. 99% of this article was accurate for me. I needed to embrace the fact that I may be alone, and learn to love the universe. When I did this I felt limitless. We have the ability to connect with everything around us on such a deep spiritual level. Practice doing this and you will never feel alone again, and you will never feel the need to be embraced by society or non indigos.

Jenny March 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I think I may just have had an “I get it ” moment! The description of the not fitting in difference between what some think and what an indigo thinks is like it was plucked straight from my own head

Antonio March 21, 2014 at 4:01 am

Just want to say Thank you :)

lorraine March 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Thank you. I thought I was ‘odd’ and ‘weird’ but you have described me to a tee……………………………………….

jim March 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

dont know if indigo child applies to me but ive always been confused by life and the mental barriers the system creates. We become so preoccupied with our own capabilliies and those of others failing to see how we all put one another in mental boxes of what we think were capable of in life, ie hes clever hes stupid hes good at this or good at that. these perceptions we have of ourselves and others i believe are false and debillitating can be very hard to break out of and are something that i find extremely fustrating. Why cant we all see are own infinate abillity?

Nupur March 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm


this is all so true..I can almost relate each and everything with me, my childhood.. everything.. it seems as someone is relaying my feelings .. wow!! its amazing. thankyou for sharing this article with us. I feel more confident and this article helped me to accept myself and love myself completely.. Am so grateful to you. God bless you and everyone out there..
with loads of love

Ahmad March 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Thank you for this amazing article

Sophie March 31, 2014 at 8:50 am

This is really interesting thanks! I guess I could be indigo but it’s hard to tell of course, probably not :) . People usually mould themselves to labels.

stefan April 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

If there was a poster child for indigos i would deffinatly be one…and I know when I am in contact with others like us. We are not special but we are special…its crazy to think about but we have a purpose in life. We are not sick, we are amazing!

Miriam April 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Hello Sophia:
I just read your information on Indigo adults/children. I can realte to quite alot of what you discussed but I was not born in the 70′s or 1978 as some have stated Indigo’s began coming into this earth at this time. I was born in the 60′s. I have a friend born in the late 50′s that posesses alot of the traits you dicussed. Would we be considered Indigo’s?

Thank you,

Stevo April 6, 2014 at 2:09 am

You really made me see things in an different way I thought of my depression I was different I some way but I’m not I’m just me thx

Adam27 April 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Wow!!! Makes sense!! Bless you

Karl April 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I hesitate to be simplistic, but it sounds like Indigos might be described as highly intelligent individuals who are complicated by also having Asperger’s Syndrome

Alekha April 12, 2014 at 7:35 am

Yes thank-you in-fact i came to this blog after going through some depression, now i am very much confident to my-self. Still struggling with career, but this time with some change may be. I am working with law of attraction and visualization techniques very much, yet some practice is needed, as you told, knowingly or unknowingly i still preferring a bit risky career or life subjects, but with pure intention, hoping everything is fine. As no one is perfect and still i don’t prefer my-self as above others but at-least with some special feelings i-am just improving my-self, no doubt to help or support others, here i usually get distracted, but meditation and positive affirmation improving everything in me. Thank-you with regards.

gc April 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Hey thanks I just was looking up on what exactly an indigo child is and I started out reading this from a viewpoint where I would try to prove that I’m not one but everything is me from the rebelliousness, sense of mission, sensitivity, the love thing, the seeing past the superficial, even down to the vegetarianism. Not one thing in this article didn’t describe me. I really want to meet another its funny because I always try to explain to people who I want to meet but I can never describe the type of person so I always just say someone who can see honestly how I see and easily think in different perspectives and what not.

tana April 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

you forgot to mention how much we love words, not just avid readers. we love words, read dictionaries for fun

Razill April 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Thank you for writing this blog! I think I just found the ‘real’ me. I can relate(really FEEL) to all of the traits except I’m not a vegan. My childhood was a nightmare but things started went ok. I got some really good friends but the thing is, I can’t be myself with them. Even we know each other since years ago because they CAN’T understand me. I get really lonely sometimes and I’m desperatly searching for a listener right now. Sorry for broken language, English is not my first language. Thanks again and God bless you all. :)

Nick April 14, 2014 at 3:40 am

Thanks for posting this, i was skeptical at first even reading this entire article but the similarity between my life and this article is really surprising. It has confirmed some things which i had previously not realized, thank you, and to all the other indigo’s out there: You’re not alone.

Emily April 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

As a child, I was incredibly lost and alone. I always seemed different than everyone else; I would prefer to sit in my room and write poetry than socialize with others. I was diagnosed with ADHD-Inattentive Type when I was thirteen, and depression when I was fourteen. I love unconditionally (probably too much), and I’ve always believed that I’m here to help others – I was in Girl Scouts from the time I was 5 all the way up till 18 in order to help people in need, and all I want to do with my life is help other children, so I’m studying to be a Child Psychologist. My mom always told me that I have an “old soul”. Sometimes, I’m too deep even for my closest friends. Sometimes, all I want to do is cry for the world and the direction it’s heading. It seems as though I might have been (or still am) an Indigo Child… I’m so glad you posted this. Now I know I’m not alone.

dee sauter April 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm

I don’t think indigos go vegetarian or vegan. We evolved on some meat to support our brain functioning and many people who go vegan cannot sustain it for longer than 5-6 years before the health adversities begin to show up. Just my take on that statement. Also, i don’t believe indigos are better than anyone. Different yes. But EVERYONE is intuitive and everyone has the ability to bring their awareness to the indigo level just like indigos have the ability to bring their awareness to a level beyond.

Christina Raquel April 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Great article! This is especially great for indigo’s that still are questioning if they’re an indigo, or those still asleep in this programmed world. Time to wake up my friends because things are definitely changing in this world…that is why we’re here!

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