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12 Indigo Adult (or Child) Characteristics and Signs

Adult (or child) indigos are a group of souls that were sent as forerunners to help in the transition of consciousness of this planet.

An indigo child is an intelligent, powerful, independent child, who will help improve the spiritual quality of the world.

Being Indigo is not just a personality trait or a color in your aura, but it’s operating with a different „internal software” that won’t just go away so you can fit in (the Indigo person should not be confused with the color indigo, it is not the same thing and there is no connection).

What Is An Indigo Child?

The term „indigo child” was first introduced by Nancy Ann Tappe, a counselor, and teacher, who studied the human auric field and classified people’s personalities according to the hue of their auras.

„Usually each universal age is accompanied by a preponderance of people with that life color.

For instance, now most adults are either Blue or Violet, the two colors with the attributes most needed in this Violet Age of transition.

During the next age, the Indigo Age, Indigo colors will be the norm.” – (Understanding Your Life Through Color – Nancy Ann Tappe)

The signs of an indigo child actually began even as early as in the 1950s with a few people.

What she noticed was that 80% of the children born after 1980 had a new deep blue colored auric field. She called this new color ”indigo.”child

Additionally, the term „indigo” may have come from the color of the Ajna chakra or third eye chakra. There’s a theory that indigos are largely governed by the Ajna chakra, which explains several of their traits.

Too many indigo children are misdiagnosed as ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or autistic. Most of these children have acute diet and food sensitivities, particularly to processed foods and food additives.

Note – children who have regularly prescribed medication, lose their abilities. Why? Because ADHD drugs will put them in a limited mental state where they will follow the flow.

Other indigo children, who have no support or are people who can not communicate with them or help them to cultivate their capacities may also become dull or lose their ability. Some kids are ridiculed and like other gifted kids will suppress their abilities.

12 Indigo Adult (or Child) Characteristics and Signs

#1 Burning Desire For Changewoman meditation down

They have a burning desire to do something to change the controlling systems and improve the world.

#2 Strange

Are often perceived by friends and family as being strange.

#3 Intuitionthird eye woman

They have a strong intuition. Moreover, they are able to tell when a person is lying or has an ulterior motive.

Indigos can sense people’s underlying motivations, frequently seeing past socially constructed facades.

#4 Money Is Not The Most Important Thing

Money does not hold a lot of importance to them.

They know how to attain it, but they find the concept of money to be ego-driven and irrelevant.

Note – we need to remember that money itself is not bad or good; it is just an instrument that we are using in this lifetime.

#5 Inclined Towards Spirituality From a Young Agechild meditation in a tent

They have a strong innate subconscious spirituality from early childhood (this does not necessarily imply a direct interest in spiritual or religious areas).

#6 Warrior Spirit

They have a „warrior spirit.”

This reveals differently depending on the situation and the personality; this can look like discovering and igniting a fire within, which encourages them to bring their ideas down to the third dimension through their creations.

#7 Independentnature meditation

They have an independent spirit. They will not be ordered around by so-called „authority figures.”

On a deep level, indigos do not recognize „authority.” They know we are all equal, and so they are enraged by those who assume authority and behave dictatorially.

#8 Working A 9-5 Job is Not For Them

Indigos prefer occupations that grant them the freedom to connect with life in its many forms.

They are not followers and, thus, usually do not do well in service-oriented occupations, preferring instead to be self-employed or in leadership positions.

Socially and at home, they are commonly uncomfortable with the mainstream lifestyle.

#9 Depression

They may have experienced feelings of helplessness and deep depression.

These may have ranged from sadness to utter despair. Suicidal feelings, while in high school or younger, are not surprising in the indigo adult.

READ MORE: Quotes To Help With Depression And Anxiety

#10 Endurance Exercises

Very few indigos are interested in aggressive sports such as hockey and football.

They would rather spend their physical exercise time and energy in personal achievement and outdoor sports such as field and track, mountain climbing, skateboarding, cycling, kayaking, etc.

They are also attracted to self-defense and discipline sports such as fencing and martial arts.

READ MORE: Highly Sensitive Person Traits

#11 Highly Intelligent

Indigo people have a special way about them, a sense of being very intelligent in many fields, but do not brag about their intelligence.

Intelligence is part of their personality from birth. Indigos integrate their intelligence with a higher understanding, awareness, and consciousness.

In addition, they are aware and bright in their perceptions of humanity and the Universe and are guided by their intuitions and inner knowledge.

READ MORE: What is the Meaning of Stellar Gateway Chakra?

#12 Deep Perceptionwoman in meditation in wood

They are considered to be profound in their perceptions and feelings about life.

Adults have an intense interest in philosophy, spirituality, paranormal, metaphysics, alchemy, astrology, numerology, esoterical knowledge, and arcane mysteries.

For most, this interest began at a young age and culminates into a heartfelt passion later in life.

Final Words

Indigos and people who are awakened to their true nature share an internal desire to be in a state of love and spread truth in a world that is overwhelmed by fear.

There is an understanding that a fundamental shift in consciousness is important in building a new reality.

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Monday 7th of December 2020

i am an indigo adult can relate to most of them.Thanks


Sunday 25th of October 2020

i think the most important trait of an indigo, and im not sayin im one, its humillity, humbleness, not braggin we are special or anything

Helen Glasson

Friday 16th of April 2021

@ate, Absolutely, when the ego enters the realm it alters the whole concept of a true indigo person. Thankyou for that reality check.

Karen Kidwell

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

Hello, I am so glad to read all this, I had suspected I might be indigo. I was born in '58. I was born hearing impaired and slight speech impediment. I do have most of the traits but not adhd. I knew I was different besides being gay. I am most comfortable being a loner. I am with a partner who has ADHD, she is very difficult to live with. I am an empath too. I cant stand to be in crowds, i pick up too many people's energies and feel overwhelmed. I have a had a hard life and I do feel out of place alot of times. I am an artist too. Alot of people dont understand my need to be alone to do my art work or read. I am not an introvert either. I have many friends. I have had alot of indigo children come to me out of the blue and just talk to me. They sense something in me that draws them to me. I can "spot" these children an adults right off the bat. When I ask them if they are indigo child, they reply yes. And I had an indigo child tell me my aura is combo of indigo and blue. And a year later a woman who was my coworker, she can see people's aura, she said mine was combo and very bright. I told her that she was the second person to tell me this. I know what my journey is and I have had road blocks along the way. Its frustrating when this happens. Is there a possiblity of someone like me to have the attributes of Indigo since I was born in the late 50s.? I read alot of the indigos during that time didn't make it. I know there are alot more of them out there. KK


Tuesday 13th of August 2019

I have every single characteristic. Life on planet earth is never easy. River Phoenix was an Indigo as well, rest his soul. Love and light to all xo

Karen Kidwell

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

I have seen others who are indigos, its like a shiny star when I see one! KK

Crystal Simmons

Saturday 20th of July 2019

This is all new and I have no one to talk to about this. I think people will judge me.


Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Don't worry to much, you won't care about that soon. If you need someone to talk to I'm always happy: [email protected]