13 Indigo Children Traits & Signs of a New Age Revolutionary
What is an Indigo Child?
An Indigo Child or Indigo Kid is an upgraded blueprint of humanity, a term that was coined by Nancy Ann Tappe, a parapsychologist, synesthete, and psychic, who developed the new-age concept to describe the aura colors of these very different kids. Tappe’s concept was further developed by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober, both international authors and renowned educators and lecturers. Previously, auric fields were expected shades of the rainbow, but the Indigos’ field was dominated by a royal blue color. Thus, establishing a change of course in human evolution and their indigo aura.
Gifted children, on a clear mission to challenge and shift reality, first began appearing in the 1970s. Beyond psychic awareness, they are highly driven and creative with a perception that sees through the established norms of society. Old souls indeed, their mission is clearly laid out to shake up the modern world and pave the way for future generations to create greater peace and harmony for all.
Both of these generations of “children” are well into their teens and adulthood, so don’t allow the label to dissuade you from exploring the concept of Indigo Children.
13 Common Traits of Indigo Children
If you wonder if you might be of this distinct soul lineage, here are a few personality traits that may feel familiar.
1. You Feel Spiritually Awakened
You were born to be a lightworker and have felt from a young age that you’re tapped into something spiritually greater than most people are.
2. You Are Destined to Be Here
You are confident and even arrogant at times – and emboldened by something larger than you can name. You know that you were put on this planet for a reason and that reason is to enact positive change. You know that those who are native to this planet are growing and ascending and need help in their transformation.
3. You Have High Expectations of Yourself and Others
This can make for challenging relationships and interactions. You see only the best and expect others to live up to it. Toward yourself, you can be unrelentingly self-critical. Don’t let this get the best of you, instead use it to your advantage to push yourself and others, but also know that others may not be as motivated.
4. You Have a Strong Intuition
Indigos see the world differently. Coupled with innate-self assurance, you often think your way is right and are offended if others cannot see, much less take action, from your point of view. If Indigos ruled the world, you are confident no problems would exist.
5. You Question Authority
You are not one to negotiate, so certain in your views and ways, you are often rebellious and a skeptic of those in power. This can occasionally get you in trouble, so know how to get into the good and noble types of trouble.
6. You Want to Overturn the Man
Difficult and rigid systems seem foolish to you and you often become antagonistic to what others experience as normal. These systems may also seem antiquated compared to those you know and believe are much more effective. Have patience and know that these massive systems that need changing are like giant ships that can’t always turn on a dime.
7. You are Creative
Musically and artistically gifted, your art invites others to see the world around you through your eyes. Nurture this ability,
8. You are a Change Maker
You’re so aware of the failings of society which, in turn, makes you a magnificent leader. You’re always finding new and better methods of business, society, and ways of existing within the chaos of a society that is growing and evolving.
9. You are a Lost Soul
You feel out of place with others as you recognize you are different than most people. You can tend toward being a loner or rebel, unwilling to compromise just to fit in.
10. You are Headstrong
As the Indigo soul mission is encoded in your very being, you know your self-worth, you are unwilling to back down from confronting what feels out of integrity.
11. You are Passionate and Focused
While fiery temperaments may be hard to take, you are not one to be still or silenced. These two traits should and do balance each other, as too much-unchecked passion can lead to negative outcomes. Nurture these traits and use them in conjunction with each other.
12. You Have Psychic Abilities
Without any need for development, your psychic capacity (clairvoyance, empath, telepathy) is finely tuned. While you see nothing special in your ability, it gives you an advantage in reading others with ease and seeing through masks.
13. You are Frustrated
Coupled with their big-picture vision and restless soul drive for change, you become easily frustrated with society and others who are not shifting quickly enough. Patience is something that should be developed.
Doreen Virtue, a well-known psychic, also described several other characteristics of Indigo Children in 2001: strong-willed, an old soul, independent and proud, wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity, bores easily, prone to restless sleep, looks for deep and lasting friendships, and easily bonds with plants or animals.
Challenges of the Indigo
Not everyone born of this generation carries this new blueprint. The early few were known as “scouts,” testing out the climate to see if more souls could be ushered in. Nor should we assume being an Indigo is something to be idealized. Far from it! Beyond the responsibility such a distinction will carry, we have also witnessed the drive of the Indigos to be paralyzing at times.
Indigo children are destined to make changes, challenge society, and be loud in what they see as the flaws in the system. When this mission is complete, they have to shift their life’s purpose quite drastically. Those who are thrown off their life path early, that is to say, their push for progress is thwarted or forgotten, often turn in on themselves.
ADHD and The Autism Spectrum
Indigos are often treated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or sometimes linked to the autism spectrum and prescribed drugs, such as Ritalin, to calm them of a perceived irregularity. In reality, indigos are just dealing with the pressure of being trapped in these earthly bodies with the added pressure of helping humanity in some greater capacity.
We have witnessed many Indigos deep in depression, low self-esteem, addictions, and even suicide. So strong is this governing battering ram, it can turn inward when they are unable to create the changes they are adamant need to be made. The worst outcome for an Indigo is to be ignored or mocked… for their perception is hawk-like and they are able to foresee the pitfalls and are compelled to drive change at massive levels.
Indigo adults are even more susceptible to depression as they become older, especially if they have the perception that they haven’t been able to enact significant change in the world. Indigo adults should find others like them in these situations and form support groups or know that there are others out there struggling too.
Of the most blessed attributes of the Indigo Children is their integrity. They carry it within and can sense when others are dishonest. They may not always see this as a gift, for the world can be corrupt and indifferent. However, they carry a deep knowing they are “right” even though if pressed, they may not be able to explain their assuredness.
Crystal children, Rainbow children, and Star children are all different manifestations or variations of Indigos. Crystal children are believed to be the offspring of Indigos, while a Starseed is the overarching term for a soul from another part of the universe who has been incarnated here on Earth. For more information on the various types of Starseeds check out this comprehensive article.
Am I a Starseed? Starseed Types and Characteristics Revealed
If ever you’ve looked up at the night sky and felt a connection with a bright planet or glowing cluster of stars, you might be feeling your soul’s connection to a past or future life. Given that you came from stardust and have been infused with divine light, you might feel this connection deeply in your bones. Is this an illusion? Or are you born from a distant star, a true descendant of a faraway light-body or planet, a Starseed?
After hundreds of years of analysis and lately more precise evaluation, it’s estimated that there are over 10 billion galaxies in the known Universe. Many say that there are over 100 billion stars in The Milky Way, our home galaxy.
When you piece that together in an equation, it looks something like:
10,000,000,000 X 100,000,000,000 = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 STARS!