Other people's effect on Perception
Signs of a healer. When you can feel this way you can also know other things about the person. If you have the ability to perceive like this you also have the ability to change things for ppl too. It is this way for me with animals too.
you might want to learn about shapeshifters too.
This is the main reason I did not like being an empath. It's difficult to win an argument when your emotions become their emotions. You see the situation from their point of view and give in, even when they are wrong. After just about every conversation I wonder why I said what I said or went along without knowing why at the time. It makes competition extremely difficult if not impossible. On the opposite side, when someone is angry at me for some perceived slight I'm am immediately angry at them. Even if I have no reason to be.
I see it as my responsibly in those tough social interactions to overcome the emotional manipulation. I don't blame them anymore. I just deal. I do it by turning down the volume to 0, and putting up a shield. Through practice this is something you can do very quickly. I have to be mindful of what can happen in any conversation, especially with family. It still isn't easy, but don't let it get you down. Overcome it.
Also, I feel about myself the way the other person feels about me. I think this is what your talking about . So the judgmental people make me feel like utter crap sometimes. In those situations we have to remind ourselves who we really are. That's where grounding and flushing becomes very useful. Otherwise, I end up being and acting the way they perceive me. It's a fulfillment of their judgement, and is sucks. The trick I found with new people is to send out my perception of myself before they start to make those judgments.
If you haven't read it I recommend a little e-book that helped me:
I relate definitely. If you don't know, check out what Rising or Ascendant sign you are in VEDIC astrology (NOT western). If your ascendant (just about to rise at the time you were born) is Pisces, it's classic to mirror and mold yourself to others. I sometimes wonder what the hell I'm saying to people. On the other hand, I'm also very principled, and it only goes to far. If someone's actions just aren't right, mirroring and molding is gone. Also, if energy is affecting me badly, I am getting more and more disciplined in saying "no", or just avoiding the person. Amazing how often you can avoid people practically speaking, if you make a concerted effort.
So the judgmental people make me feel like utter crap sometimes. In those situations we have to remind ourselves who we really are. That's where grounding and flushing becomes very useful. Otherwise, I end up being and acting the way they perceive me. It's a fulfillment of their judgement, and is sucks. The trick I found with new people is to send out my perception of myself before they start to make those judgments.
Oh man, that was why I act a certain way around some people, even though I know it's not like me to act like that. I have to keep on mastering grounding and flushing, so that other people do not get to dictate who I am as a person. This is such an eye-opener, thanks
updated by @eri-ameonna: 10/01/17 12:03:12AM
OH man I had this happen when I was teaching. 1/2 of the class was extremely conservative, the other was completely liberal. Unfortunately, in Psychology, you have to teach sexual orientation. I got blasted from both sides while teaching. Extremely uncomfortable, and my feelings actually went back and forth, although I'm pretty liberal. I had to start wearing a ton crystals to block it out - but by that time it was the end of the semester. Worst job of teaching I ever did!!!
thanks so much for the comments, and yes I can definitely relate with you , I'm currently in college, I lean liberal (more of the classical liberal, really) and my family is very very conservative. Most of my classes are incredibly split, although they usually lean liberal.