Category: Intuitive Connections Written by Diane Katherine
If you are an Empath, you will already know that people can impact you in weird and wonderful ways.
Some people can lift you up, some people will drag you down, and some people do none of the above.
Generally speaking, it doesn’t take long to make the determination of how you will be impacted by the people who come into your life. And what I mean by this is, after only a short period of time, spent in a certain person’s presence, you will get to feel their energy and the effect it has on your body and mind.
An Empath quickly comes to understand that if someone’s energy continuously invokes a negative physical or emotional reaction, when in their presence, that it might be best to avoid them.
That said, it’s not always people’s energy which is the problem, instead it is the traits they carry.
So, bearing that in mind, there are some types of people that an Empath is best avoiding.
These people, who at some level can be very nice, might pull your emotions and energy down, and in some cases keep it there for days on end. They can also impact your life in some very negative ways.
So, let’s take a look at who these types are:
1. The Envious Type
Envious people will never want to see you succeed in life. They will try their utmost to keep you down, by attacking your self-confidence and more. They often ridicule your thoughts and opinions, they may work to make you feel stupid, and at any chance they get, they will take a dig.
If you say anything to them about their behaviour towards you, their usual reply is, ‘you are being too sensitive.’ Basically, turning it around on you.
The envious type knows exactly of your potential, often when you don’t, and they will work hard to stop you from discovering it for yourself.
If you are an Empath, the envious types do you more damage than you may know. And it is often not until many years into the future, that you see exactly how they impacted your self-confidence, and in turn the way you experienced life.
2. The Gossipmonger
Everyone loves a bit of gossip from time to time. Perhaps about celebrities or people that are deemed superior to everyone else. However, there are some people who do nothing else but gossip, often in cruel and callous ways.
Gossipers, whose goals seem to be to ridicule others, are generally hurt people with an inferiority complex. Sadly, their own ego will not allow them to acknowledge this. Instead, they find the best way to lift themselves up is by putting others down.
For an Empath, being around the “dark gossipers” it will often make you feel deflated and disturbed. They can invoke feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.
3. The Cynic
Those who thrive on doom and gloom will never bring happiness into an Empath’s life.
The Cynic will always find something to be gloomy about. It’s as though they make it an occupation to find faults in everything. You might see a glass half full. They will always see it as being half empty.
You could be feeling on top of the world and come into contact with a cynic and find your energy drained after mere minutes of being in their presence. They live under a cloud and seem to like it that way.
A few examples of this are: with the weather, the cynic will always find it too hot or too cold, too wet, or too dry. They will find fault in any service they are offered or any gift they are given.
If you want to protect your energy, spend as little time in their presence as possible. If this is not an option, keep a powerful crystal, essential oil, or uplifting music on hand. Something you can use that you know will give an instant uplift, or that will block any gloomy vibes.
4. The Narcissist
I imagine this one should go without explanation for most, as narcissism is something that many Empaths abhor.
However, on the flip side of that, there is one type that many Empaths find themselves drawn to, the grandiose narcissist.
The grandiose narcissist has a need for attention and admiration, they often believe they are superior to others and have little regard for anyone’s feelings. They can be charmingly arrogant and take advantage of others in order to get what they want.
Now, the question is, why would an Empath be drawn into the trap of a grandiose narcissist when they are so good at picking up the vibration of a lie or of bad energy?
That question can have many answers, depending on the Empath and the life ordeals they have dealt with. Sometimes they simply get drawn into the trap of a grandiose narcissist because of their confidence and charm.
However, it is my belief, the reason many Empaths get taken in by narcissists, but especially the grandiose types, is because they don’t have much in the way of feelings. Meaning they don’t give off the energy of negativity, anger or pain. They also believe their own lies.
For this reason, an Empath doesn’t feel the energy of the lies and they don’t always get that warning signal that something is off. They might actually even feel uplifted by the energy of a grandiose narcissist.
So, there you go. Four types of people that an Empath is best avoiding. Now, I am fully aware that sometimes we cannot avoid certain people in life, and for those times we have to take measures to deal with the situations. This post should help with that.
It does seem a shame that, as Empaths, there are certain people that can impact us in such negative ways. But the further I travel down this road of life, the more I understand the higher purpose served behind the dark behaviours, displayed in certain people, why they appear in our lives, and how it helps us evolve.
Although difficult to accept, it is often the case that the more an Empath suffers, the stronger and wiser they become.
I am not suggesting that continuous suffering is the recipe for the perfect life, far from it. But we come to a point when we understand why we endured such difficulties and see how they shaped us into becoming better people.
The time when we won’t benefit from suffering, is if we become embroiled in bitterness and resentments and allow our thoughts to become vengeful. If this happens it will only serve in causing more inner-pain.
We can learn so much from the bad behaviour of others. Even if it’s as simple as developing the courage to walk away, say no, believe in one’s own self-worth, or let go of the need to be in control.
Hope this helps on your journey.
Until next time.
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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