If you’re an empath, you have most probably been around someone new who disliked you or resented you instantly. This is something that empaths frequently face.
Someone taking an instant dislike to you doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person. It doesn’t mean that there is something about your character or physical appearance that gets on their nerves.
Instead, it means that the person that dislikes you or resents you has certain aspects of their personality that they don’t like. And you, as an empath, pick up their emotions and personality traits and reflect them back to them. This is known as the mirror effect of the empath.
Instead of focusing their energy on overcoming their insecurities and fears and bettering themselves, these people choose to dislike you or resent you instantly.
These people see the purity of your soul. They see your kind, empathetic nature. They see your individuality. They see your uniqueness. And they want to take that away from you since they’re jealous. They notice, too, that you have a high vibration – a trait that immediately repels them.
They know that you can feel their feelings and energy. They know you can sense their deepest thoughts. They know they can’t hide anything from you, and this is something that they can’t stand.
When someone takes an instant dislike to you, it doesn’t mean you’ve given them a reason for that. It means that they’re actually projecting their own negative emotions, habits, and traits onto you. They’re trying to project their own fears and insecurities onto you.
And this can sometimes truly hurt. It can drain you and make you feel bad about yourself.
But, what you need to remember is that not every person you meet deserves your efforts. If someone isn’t willing to see you for who you are, if they don’t know how to deal with your honesty, and if they can’t understand your ability to sense other people’s feelings and energy, then it’s their loss.
You can’t make someone whose heart is filled with jealousy and contempt for others accept you and like you the way you are. Just be who you are, and never let anyone affect the way you perceive yourself.