We have all experienced it, being around someone who has either taken an instant dislike to us, or a bizarre resentment suddenly appears in those we have known for some time.
We may have no idea why another feels this way, as we have not given them reason to have such repugnance towards us. No matter whether they try to hide their feelings or not, an Empath can sense their loathing and it does not feel good!
Someone taking a dislike to another is a completely normal and acceptable part of life. We are all different and there will always be some people we do not get along with, whether Sensitive or not.
What is often baffling to the Empath is why some people act in an animostic way towards them, when they know they are a likeable and trustworthy person.
Through observations and contemplations I have come to discover there are three main reasons why people either cool off or take an instant dislike towards the Empath and they are:
- They Act as a Mirror Reflecting Back the Observers Truth
- Their Vibration is too Fast
- Their Stillness is Wrongly Interpreted
One of the main reasons others become repulsed by the Empath is because they reflect back their truth. It is common for people to act inauthentically. They hide who they are because they don’t like aspects of their personality.
On the darker side of the spectrum, some hide aspects of their personality to manipulate others. But the majority who put on an act do so to fit in.
The fear of being judged or disliked, for what they don’t like about themselves, makes some wear a mask of inauthenticity when out in public. Even those of a Sensitive nature put on a face when out in the world. There are some, however, who never remove their mask, going through life with a false identity.
When one comes face to face with an Empath there is no hiding from these concealed traits; the mask comes off and they are displayed in full view. The traits one has worked hard to hide or deny are now waved in their face. This causes ill-feelings to surface, often directed towards the Empath.
Because being with an Empath can bring up anything buried, it may cause a strong loathing to develop. However, what those who experience this don’t realize is the intense dislike they have, towards the Empath, is simply a reflection of their shadow-side. The truth of who they are is revealed. Anything hidden becomes seen within the ‘Mirror of the Empath’.
The Mirror Effect
Because an Empath picks up on other people’s emotions, hidden behaviours and true personality traits, they can take them on and thus project them back out to their rightful owner. They can wear other people’s truth like the mask they hide behind; even if they are unaware they are doing it.
Anything hidden, such as an insecurity, suppressed shame, guilt or anger, builds the longer it is left buried. If someone has traits they don’t like about themselves, they are reminded of them when in an Empath’s presence. This is a reason instant dislikes can form, for an Empath, or why resentments build towards them over time.
If this has been your experience, where someone suddenly starts being off with you, it could very well be that you are reflecting back to them the truth they deny. Or there could be another reason…
Your Vibration is Too Fast…
Just like an Empath’s need not to be around people who spew negativity, there are some who cannot stand to be around those who vibrate a clean energy. When you work on yourself, and make any positive changes to your mind, body or spirit, you become cleaner and purer. This is cause for rejection from those who are addicted to low-level vibrations.
I have noticed that when I have been in an emotionally low place, in the past, some friends seemed to prefer me that way. Yet when I made big changes to myself and my life, and put myself in a high vibrating space, those same friends didn’t like it. It appeared they wanted to bring me back down. They did this in many ways: snide comments, ridiculing my discoveries or new ways of being. The sad thing is, they were often unaware they were doing it.
Vibrating in a higher space can repel even those you love. People sense change, whether it is visually apparent or not. And they feel when another has changed or stepped up their frequency. Not everyone is ready to raise their vibration. Some still have lessons to learn at their level and are not ready to move forwards. Because they are not ready, to move onwards and upwards, they may try to draw you back down. Also, if you don’t feel like a fit to them anymore, it may be the cause of hostility towards you and another reason they are repelled.
Your Stillness is Wrongly Interpreted
To those of an insecure nature, your quiet, and sometimes distant, ways are often seen as a form of disrespect or a snub. Because you may, at times, appear aloof, some may class this as snobby or superior behaviour. Wrongly assuming you believe you are in some way above them.
Normally, when an Empath acts in an aloof or distant way, it is because they are on overload. Having taken on too much stimuli from their surroundings and in serious need of recharging, the Empath wants nothing more than to be invisible.
When on overload, and heading towards a fatigue meltdown, the last thing they can deal with is someone offloading their troubles, like so many like to do. Even polite conversation is too much to bear. This may be interpreted as a rejection or an insult.
Because others don’t feel what an Empath feels, it is difficult for them to understand why they act the way they do.
Sadly, the more insecure someone is, the more they will be offended by your quiet ways. If they see you as blowing hot and cold or being disrespectful towards them, they may reject you as a way to hurt you.
If another seems to have an aversion for you, for no good reason, remember do not to take it personally. It is often just the Mirror of the Empath at work.
If you would like to learn more about the ways of an Empath and how to harness your incredible power you may want to read 7 Secrets of the Sensitive… It could transform your life!
To discover the many secrets of the Sensitive click here.
Until next time…
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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered
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