The Mirror Effect Is Why Empaths Often Get Mistreated, Here’s How

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We know that Empaths have a natural ability to pick up on other’s emotions and read their body language without them having to say a word. They also are almost cursed with an ability to completely embody the way that someone else feels, and put themselves in their shoes easily.

However, it doesn’t always stop there. Often, an empath will project those emotions and behavior right back to their owner. This is known as the mirror effect of an empath.

People Are Afraid To Confront Themselves

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It is common for people to act authentically. We tend to hide our true selves behind screens. We mask our faces with fake smiles just to get by. Most of us don’t take the time to reflect to find our true selves but simply go with the motions. We’re living but we don’t feel alive.

For that reason, when an empath reflects this back to people it unintentionally forces them to face the reality of their personality, choices, and lifestyle, which is much harder than avoiding it.