This is a long post... so kick back, relax, make sure your glass of tea is filled. :)
I work with a woman who I have always felt was the most depressed woman I had ever met. We have phone jobs... in collections... and if a customer yelled at her (which happens daily) she would burst into tears. And yet... she has a parttime job at the State Penitentiary, so I didn't get it. Working 2 jobs and she had a hard time making ends meet and finding a place to live. I felt sorry for her.
We live in the upper midwest... where this time of year 30 degrees above 0 is considered a heat wave. (just kidding but it does get cold). She was living in a camper without heat. I couldn't let her live there... and even though I have a one bedroom apt.. it is big enough that I could move my bed to the living room and let her have my bedroom on the 2nd floor. She moved in October 15th... and moved out November 20th... by my request.
The depression is real... but the negativity is off the scale. Being an empath, I could feel the negativity when I came into the apt and often she would be in her room where I had no contact with her. There were other problems that it would be rude to discuss on this forum... but it just was not a good idea to have her here. She is just a co-worker again now... there are no hard feelings because I put the blame on what she called my cleanliness kicks (I feel she has to be in real emotional pain and it takes nothing away from me to let her believe it is my fault)... she accepted that.
Since she left I have cleansed the house with sage and salt. I have taken down the drapes in the bedroom and washed them, due to the cold weather I haven't been able to wash the windows yet and... I cannot move back into that space until I have cleaned the carpet and washed down the walls, there is that much negative energy left behind. I found that my cats would go into that room... and one of the cats would become very aggressive.. even biting one of my younger cats. (this is totally out of character) prior to the cleansing.
My question to the group is one I can't wrap my head around. How can a person carry around that much negativity and survive? I have been around negative people before.. and negativity breeds more negativity.. but never this strong. Does anyone know anyone like this? Do you have any insight on what makes them tick?