Category: Intuitive Connections Written by Diane Katherine
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.
There may be no clear reason for this change in their behaviour. No matter whether they try to hide their feelings or not, an Empath can sense their loathing and it does not feel good!
But did you know, if you are an Empath, there is a very big reason for this happening…?
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 though, is why some people act in a cold manner towards them, when they know they are a likeable and trustworthy person.
Now, other than the fact that some people will always want to take away the light of those who shine, I have come to discover the main reason why people either cool off or take an instant dislike towards the Empath is because they reflect back the truth.
Now, the simple fact is, it is common for people to act fake in life. Sadly, some people act like a different person to who they are because they don’t like aspects of their personality.
The fear of being judged or disliked, for what they don’t like about themselves, make some people wear a mask of inauthenticity.
Even those of us of a Sensitive nature will put on a face when out in the world. We may smile when we are sad, or we may act calm when we actually feel anger within.
There are some, however, who never remove their mask, going through life with a false identity.
This is where things get interesting, because when one comes face to face with an Empath, there is no hiding from these concealed traits; the mask comes off. The traits they have worked hard to hide or deny are now waved in their face…
Now, as you can probably imagine, this will often cause feelings of resentment to be directed towards the Empath…
Let’s face it, if someone doesn’t like aspects of themselves, and they work hard to hide them, then when around an Empath they are brought up, it will cause a strong loathing to develop.
However, what those who experience this ‘loathing’ don’t realize is the intense dislike they have towards the Empath, is simply a reflection of their shadow-side.
The Mirror Effect
An Empath has the ability to reflect the truth.
And 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 wear other people’s truth like the mask they hide behind; even if they are unaware that they are doing it.
Anything hidden, such as an insecurity, suppressed shame, guilt or anger, will build 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.
So, if this has been your experience, and someone has taken a dislike to you, it could well be that you are reflecting back to them the truth that they are refusing to face.
Yes, there are some people who hide aspects of their personality to manipulate others. Particularly the narcissists of the world. But the majority of people who act fake or inauthentically do so to fit in, or to be liked.
This might happen because they were treated badly in their past, or they themselves may not have been liked by others, so they decide to take on a new character that they think will be accepted by other people.
If someone does not like an aspect of their personality, and hide it, then you, as an Empath come along and reflect their truth back to them, they may not take kindly to it, and a dislike will form…
I know it does not feel nice when you can feel another person’s loathing towards you but try not to take it personally.
Remember, it is not really you the person has taken an aversion to, but it is instead the fact that an Empath acts like a mirror, and some people do not like to see their own reflection.
So, to summarize: Yes, an Empath really can reflect back another person’s true personality. And when you become fully aware of this trait, the strange behaviour of certain others, when in your company, will start making a lot more sense.
Hope this helps on your journey.
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.. ©Diane Kathrine
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