Living an an empath is a tricky thing to navigate; you may feel the emotions of others but are often left out in the cold or seen as an easy target. For empaths who are just coming to terms with their empathy these two situations will pop up constantly.
You may meet someone and they instantly take a disliking to you, for seemingly no reason. You may enter a relationship only to find your partner starts to lash out or manipulate you, getting angry when you do not respond the way they want.
This is what I like to refer to as the empath mirror effect. For a lot of people meeting an empath is incredibly unsettling; they do not know how to navigate a relationship with you just as you may find it difficult to navigate your own empathy.[Read more…] about The Empath Mirror Effect: Why Some People Avoid You