I am an empath also. Comes in handy for nursing.

I use the term “cultist” for this phenomenon. Because the people who engage in this behavior act exactly like cult members. Willfully, often consciously indoctrinated. Propagate the cult, anyone who is not a True Believer is a heretic who must be exiled, avoided and sacrificed to prove your own loyalty as a cult member.

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