Updated: May 24
It's not easy being an empath. We are bombarded every day with people's negative feelings and emotions. Seeing through people comes naturally to us. We understand how often people lie, and we know why they do. So to point out every single lie that comes our way is kind of, well... useless. Besides, people are super defensive when you confront their lies (making it even more useless).
Empaths may be superhuman lie-detecting computers, but that doesn’t mean we will confront you with what we have telepathically downloaded from you. Empaths are notorious for hating confrontation. Because we understand and sympathize with people on such a deep level, we let people get away with far more than they should. Even if we do confront them, we tend to forgive way too easily. This causes big problems. An empath will hold onto their feelings of rage and betrayal almost like a sacrifice, because they are choosing to go easy on you instead (insert care too much here).
"We understand how often people lie, and we know why they do. So to point out every single lie that comes our way is kind of, well... useless."
This goes to show the excessive amount of caring that empaths have for other people. We care so much for the feelings of others, to the point where it becomes toxic to our own well-being. We have difficulty putting up boundaries with those we love, which inevitably causes those people to cross our boundaries on an almost regular basis. This is not something that goes unnoticed by the empath, however.
What happens when you continue to take advantage of an empath is, you build up more and more rage within them. Then one day, you push the limit too far and they... snap. They start psycho-analyzing your most embarrassing personality traits, ripping your ego to shreds, making connections about your past traumas that lie dormant in your subconscious, that even you weren’t aware of. This is often where an empath gets called “crazy”, because they are no longer acting like the doormat they were expected to be. But this is simply an empath whose limits have been pushed too far, farther than most people would ever allow. We are very giving people, but that does not give you the right to abuse our energy or take things we never offered you in the first place.
"What happens when you continue to take advantage of an empath is, you build up more and more rage within them. Then one day, you push the limit too far and they... snap."
The only thing we are crazy for, is not knowing when to say goodbye to a toxic person and allowing them to take advantage of us over and over again. But empaths are not doormats, and deep down we are at peace because we know this is true. Because at the end of the day, you can’t f*ck with someone who has the power to download all of your feelings and insecurities like a computer then spit them all back at you in less than 5 minutes.