As an empath, part of your fear and terror is that you are unloved, rejected, threatened and attacked, just to name a few issues. Those that are attacking you might be physically aggressive or passive aggressive. Their attack is two-fold. One is to have you activated into your denied fear so that they can manipulate and control you so that they can feed on the love energy that you are denying. And the second reason is that as long as you are in denial and fear their disproval and wrath, you will not express the love that you are, as the presence of love terrifies them.