The Mirror Effect of an Empath and Why Some People Instantly Dislike You

If someone has traits that they particularly don’t like about themselves, they are reminded of them when in an Empath’s presence. This is the reason an instant dislike for the Empath is formed or why resentment can build towards them over time. Anything hidden within such as: an insecurity, suppressed shame, guilt or anger will only get bigger the longer it is left buried. Because we can make others feel their own truth, a sudden dislike for us may develop as the suppressed feeling, within the other, builds. Jealousy, anger, hatred, feeling unworthy, low self-esteem and self-grandeur are just some examples of what we might reflect back to others.

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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…


2. Your Vibration is Too Fast…

Just like an Empath’s need not to be around people who spew negativity, there are some people who cannot stand to be around those who vibrate a clean and shiny energy. When you start to work on yourself and make any positive changes to your mind, body or spirit you become cleaner and purer and this can be cause for a 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, there are some who seem to prefer me that way. Yet when I made big changes to myself and my life, and put myself in a high vibrating space, I could tell that some friends didn’t like it. It felt like they wanted to bring me back down. They did this in numerous ways, such as 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 make us naturally repel even those we love. People sense change, whether it is visually apparent or not, and they can feel when another has changed or stepped up their frequency. Not everyone is ready to raise their vibration. Some may still have lessons to learn at the level they are at and are not ready to move forward with us. Because they are not ready to move onwards and upwards they may try to draw us back down. Also, if we don’t feel like a fit to them anymore, it may be the cause of hostility towards us and another reason why they are repelled.


3. Your Stillness is Wrongly Interpreted

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To those of an insecure nature, our quiet, and sometimes distant, ways are often seen as a form of disrespect or a snub. Because we may, at times, appear aloof, some may class this as snobby or superior behavior. Wrongly assuming we believe we 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 to others.

When we are on overload and heading towards a fatigue meltdown, the last thing we can deal with is someone offloading their troubles on us, like so many like to do. Even polite conversation is too much for us to bear. This may be interpreted as a rejection or an insult to those we are quiet towards. The last thing we would want anyone to suppose is that we are snobby or believe we are superior to anyone…we really aren’t.

Because others don’t feel what an Empath feels, it is very difficult for them to understand why we act the way we do. Sadly, the more insecure someone is, the more they will be offended by our quiet ways. And if they see us as blowing hot and cold or being disrespectful towards them, they may reject us as a way to hurt or have a dig at us. This may be experienced as a shunning or cooling off towards us or even in nasty behavior aimed our way.

So there you have it; a few reasons why others shun or dislike the Empath. If another seems to have an aversion for you, for no good reason, remember not to take it personally. It is often just the Mirror of the Empath at work, reflecting back their truth.

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Diane Kathrine
Diane lives in Manchester, UK. She spent the past twenty years researching everything from human anatomy to the law of attraction. She is a qualified colour and crystal therapist, massage therapist, reflexologist, aromatherapist, healing practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher, and has done in-depth research into diet and nutrition and how it affects Sensitive people. In 2011 Diane wrote ‘30 Traits of an Empath’. The article has been read and shared millions of times and was just the start of her journey to assist and help re-balance the Empaths of the world.
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