Empaths always want to live a life of peace and harmony. However, toxic and negative people can wreak havoc on their mental and emotional well-being. And that is why empaths should avoid negative people. Being an empath, you need to let go and release such people from your life and protect yourself from unnecessary emotional pain.
There is no denying it, ‘people stress’ exists. Every one of us has experienced it. And I have no doubt we will have caused people to stress to others at some point.
But there are some who seem to enjoy living under a dark cloud and make an occupation out of unpleasantness; they talk malevolently of people, places, and pastimes and suck the joy out of life… These are the negative people of the world
Science has acknowledged that just spending too much time around those who are constantly disapproving or miserable, has an undesirable influence on one’s health and happiness.
There are many studies showing how prolonged ‘people stress’ alters gene expression within the immune system… Meaning: we become sick just by hanging out with angry, gloomy, or demoralizing people.
Some doctors now even recommend their patients avoid spending time with those who cause them emotional stress; for the fact they could exacerbate health conditions.
Here Are The Reasons Why Empaths Should Avoid Negative People
It may seem unkind to suggest avoiding negative people, but here are 9 reasons why empaths should avoid negative people.
1. Low Moods are Triggered by Emotional Contagion:
Emotional contagion is the phenomenon of having one person’s emotions and linked behaviors trigger similar emotions in others. Meaning: Negativity is contagious. You can experience other people’s low moods just by spending time with them.
2. You Become a Magnet for Negativity:
Ever wondered why after spending time around negative people you draw more negative situations towards you? Like attracts like.
When you unintentionally harvest other people’s negativity, through emotional contagion, it often becomes your own. Through the law of attraction, you then attract more. Negativity breeds negativity!
3. You Experience an Energy Drain:
You may have noticed that when you spend time around negative people you feel cloudy, flat, and lethargic. Many negative people are also energy vampires. Their negativity sucks the energy from you, even after a short time spent in their presence. This drain can leave you feeling low, uninspired, and weary.
4. Negative People Contribute to Inflammation:
Stress causes inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to autoimmune disorders, depression, heart disease, and even cancer. By keeping negative people in your life, who cause you stress, you are causing your body more damage than you know.
5. The Adrenal Glands Weaken:
Although every organ is affected by people’s stress, the adrenals are one of the first to be impacted. The adrenals are part of the endocrine system and are responsible for releasing the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
When the adrenals are functioning properly, cortisol is anti-inflammatory, otherwise, it has the opposite effect. By spending time around negative people it causes excessive stress which activates the fight-or-flight system.
This system is supposed to keep you safe from harm, giving you the energy to run away or stay and do battle… but there is no danger just people’s stress. This happening repeatedly not only weakens the adrenals but inhibits the proper release of cortisol and impairs health.