I guess when someone mentions the word empath, the first idea that comes to your mind is an emotional, fragile, and highly intuitive person. But, you should know that their compassionate nature and their ability to feel more intensely and deeply than others is, in fact, something you should never take as a weakness.
Empaths are truly gifted people in many ways. They’re the best at reading body language and have no trouble reading your mind too. They innately know what you’re thinking, but not telling, and you may even not be aware of this.
Empaths are also regarded as great listeners and problem-solvers because they can feel the feelings of other people as their own.
They possess one special characteristic that makes them even more powerful – they’re experts on human psychology. They merely need one look towards a person and they can immediately tell if that person is a liar, hypocrite, or evil. This enables them to protect themselves from getting manipulated beforehand.
So, don’t ever try to hide your intentions from an empath – it simply won’t work. And if by any chance you’re thinking about cheating on them, you better get rid of that idea now because you’ll soon get a taste of your own medicine.
Following are 8 reasons why you should never get involved with an empathic person if you can’t handle their powerful personality:
1. They’re the best lie-detectors.
Whether it’s paying close attention to the “unnecessary” details of a story a person is revealing or observing their eye and bodily movements while talking, it doesn’t matter, empaths are masters of these lie-detection tactics.
Empaths are born with the gift to spot liars, cheaters, and all sorts of phony people. They just feel it in their gut when someone is trying to lie to and manipulate them.
2. You can’t fool them.
Their inborn talent to detect dishonesty and lies the moment they’re uttered makes it really hard for others to deceive them.
So, if you tend to be dishonest, even if you’re only in the habit of telling “white lies”, you should steer clear of empaths completely.
3. They can easily sense hatred.
Empaths are the best at detecting hatred. Hatred transmits such a powerful negative energy that they can’t stand. The moment they sense someone feels hatred towards them, they distance themselves from that person since they don’t want to be affected by negativity.
Most importantly, they don’t sleep over and they aren’t hurt by your hatred because they feel comfortable with who they are, and they have no intention whatsoever of being someone they are not.
4. They can easily sense your prejudices as well.
An empath will always know if you have any hidden prejudice towards someone with different skin color, sexual orientation, or personality differences, even if you, yourself, aren’t aware of it. The thing is, empaths can’t stand people who are shallow, full of prejudices and hatred towards people who are different from them.
If they see that you’re bigoted, they’ll try to convince you to change the way you see and judge people, but if you still hold firm to your prejudices, it won’t take them long to distance themselves from you.
5. They can tell when you’re not okay.
When an empath notices that something’s bothering you, they’ll ask you if you’re okay. And you’re awfully wrong if you believe that a simple answer like “Yes, I’m fine” will convince them that you’re “really fine.”
The thing is, you can’t hide your feelings and state of mind from these mind-readers. You can tell them that you’re fine if you don’t want to explain why you’re worried or sad, but they’ll always know that you’re lying to them. And, they’ll ask you to share with them why you’re feeling that way and will offer you a listening ear, and will give their best to help and support you.
6. They can sense jealousy.
Empaths detect when you’re jealous, even if you try hard to hide this. They can act like they’re not noticing your jealousy and they won’t confront you because they don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable.
They may even act more kindly and humbly around you so as not to provoke your jealousy.
7. They can sense flattery.
An empath will immediately recognize when someone is giving them false compliments and affection because they want to gain something from them, be that their attention, help or approval. And this is something they simply hate.
Even if they don’t react in any way to your false flattery, they decipher your true intentions and know that what you’re trying to do is suck up to them.
8. They know when you’re pretending to be someone you’re not.
When people act fake, they do so because they want to hide their evil intentions or they just don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. Irrespective of the reason, an empath knows when a person is acting around them, trying hard to be someone they’re not. And this is something they don’t really like.
If you really want to gain an empath’s attention or keep them in your life, make sure you’re always yourself and try to feel confident in your own skin. They’ll accept and cherish you for who you are, with all your flaws, quirks, and insecurities, because there’s nothing that’s more appealing to an empath than someone who is their true self.