Why the Unusual Empath Reaction to Lies?


Empaths have a strong sense of integrity and they know a lie when they feel it. They also know they shouldn’t lie for personal gain or to manipulate others. Their goal in life may be to live in complete authenticity, but find it difficult to do in a world where dishonesty and corruption are more readily accepted than the truth.

We live in a time where silver-tongued fraudsters are rewarded, and those who speak their truth often get attacked. And because of this, many are afraid of showing who they are or what they believe in.

While the world is filled with deceit and disinformation, something will always feel off to an Empath. But it’s not just living under a corrupt establishment that creates a sense of unease, simply being in the presence of inauthenticity throws the Empath into disarray.

When in the company of those whose words don’t match their vibration, the Empath’s brain tends to scramble. So much so, they may struggle to form a coherent sentence. This mind-numbing effect is caused by the ‘Empathic antenna’ sensing all is not what it seems. It is detecting a person is not showing a true reflection of who they are.

In most cases, when someone creates a fake persona, it is a way to hide a side they believe will be rejected. Every human wants to feel special and loved. And if someone feels unworthy, they may create a ‘face’ they hope will be accepted.

But inauthenticity breeds and feeds. And an initial quest to ‘fit in’ can escalate, over time, into a darker manipulative personality.

When an Empath encounters inauthentic people they may, initially, assume it is their own insecurities creating the ‘freeze effect’. When it is really a brain scramble caused by the contradictory energy they pick up.

Brain scramble can cause: confusion, stumbling over words, nervousness, and anxiety. It can also cause a stall in the memory, where names, places and events get temporarily erased from the mind

I believe this ‘brain scrambling’ is a form of protection. The brain is alerting us to an inconsistency, or contradiction, within the energy connection. Or, in other words, it is alerting us to lies.  We don’t always know the nature of the lie, but just that something is off with what the other is saying.

It is becoming obvious that these current times are all about finding one’s truth and purpose. Lies are being exposed because it is time for everyone to start living authentically (Sadly, this will probably take some time).

During this period, whilst the world is in such upheaval, many Empaths have found staying away from people and hiding out in their sanctuaries is a more healthy way to live. Not only does spending time alone allow for freedom and authenticity, it is also essential for growth. Staying away from the noise of negativity and distraction, helps an Empath evolve.

  Discomfort serves a purpose; without it we would not pursue progression.

So, although you are living in difficult and conflicting times, the inauthenticity of others can serve the Empath in many ways. You just have to trust the process. Know that all you experience is pushing you in the direction of something magical. Trust your gut and keep walking through your storm.

The following post will offer more insights:  Why Empaths Freeze Around Inauthentic People.

Until next time.


©Diane Kathrine






26 thoughts on “Why the Unusual Empath Reaction to Lies?

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    • The brain stutter, the forgetting of what you doing or saying, or the loss of names or train of thought can also possibly be a subconscious command logged in the Werneki Centre of the brain. Which is triggered by certain words, emotions internal/ external, lights, sounds, images, frequencies, or other visual(facial) unconscious cues that could relate to anyone in general but trigged with everyone. They are often a result of heavy abuse within the education, home, or locations, to inhibit those gifted……they stick in the mind during ultra-high stress that brings on Disassociation and anything close to that triggers them.

  3. I only read this a couple of days ago. Can this brain scramble also happen when reading? I find it happens reasonably often, so started reading out loud to help my focus & slow down, but that doesn’t help all of the time. Thanks

    • Hi Wotzina,

      Do you mean in regards to reading inauthentic material? And the answer to that would be yes.

      But I have also found that when reading information that is not relevant for me I get a type of brain scramble, where I can’t digest the words on the page. This even happens when reading material by some prolific writers. Or I have had books which I knew contained important stuff but I couldn’t read them. And this was because I wasn’t ready for the knowledge at that time. I have gone back to the books years later and found that I read them with ease.

      Hope this helps answer your question. 🙂

  4. Wow- the brainy buzz is something I just wrote about – I totally experience what you describe and it has really held me back until recently. Glad I found your blog!

      • Diane..any chance you could write something on spirit attachments/possessions. is it real, are empaths more susceptible, protection/removal etc. Thanks!

      • Hi Ronda,

        Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been on holiday for the past 2 weeks.

        I don’t have any experience with spirit attachments/possessions, so cannot speak about if from a first-hand involvement, but I would say they are entirely possible. And yes, the out-of-balance, unknowing, Empath could be more at risk of picking up this wayward energy. Especially if one is more open to connection with spirit, whilst having a damaged or permeable energy-field.

        Not being experienced in this area, I am not the one to offer advice on how to clear spiritual energy – a gifted psychic-medium would be the one to consult – but keeping a healthy mind, body and spirit is the best protection against such things… as well as not dabbling with drugs or mind-altering substances, which tend to weaken the aura (the invisible energy field that surrounds us).

        Hope this helps.

        Happy New Year. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much, Diane! I was having a severe bout of ‘what the hell is going on?’ today and it is so comforting to hear your words and know that you and so many others are going through the same pain. Your reminder at the end that this is not an arbitrary punishment but rather a push towards greater awareness was so timely and feels like a divine gift. Much love, Sean

  6. I have felt like going into hibernation since All Hallow’s Eve. The inauthenticity of the whole “holiday season” wears on my senses and makes me want to get warm and cozy away from the outside world. More and more I feel the longing to step into the world of light and healing, where I can live authentically and not hide the fact that I am an Empath/Sensitive. I have recently mended my relationships with my adult children, and know that I risk losing that connection if I “came out” as my authentic self. There is something wondrous and magical coming, and we need to be healthy, strong, and able to process, protect, and rid ourselves of negative energy; no matter where it comes from. Be blessed, Dianna

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