Fake People and Empaths
Nikki, you are right and a bigger person for this.
I can't speak for others, but can speak for myself. but one common theme I also see is setting boundaries and people over stepping boundaries. we can set all the boundaries we want and certain people will keep over stepping. my experiences is with those people are that they clearly can't find happiness and draining me of my mine, and they want you to do it for them and then onto the next. I can list a dozen people who do this too me at work and in my personal life. do I have to remind everyone that I too once had a very hard time in life at one point? and who picked me up? Myself, everyone else ran. Do I sympathize and show empathy for them at the same, absolutely. but when I'm constantly being used or don't allow for it, either way I'm considered a bitch. I see ked out therapy for years about this, and my own therapist couldn't believe how often this happened to me. I'm at the point where I can genuinely feel who needs it and doesnt. I know for myself, the strong personality helps me, and I was born with this. Some people can't handle it, but again then I'm not being genuine to myself if I can't be me and have to tone myself down. So maybe I am allowing people who call me a bitch, to really think I am. but I'm done being used to these kinds of people and would rather help those that genuinely need it.