I have in life also experienced an interesting phenomenon:
It seems to me that the more aware you are, the more spiritually and emotionally developed you are you will naturally attract those who would aspire to be a part of or experience that which you have and exude through your positivity and good vibrations. In essence - opposites attract.
Fortunately in some instances these meetings result in good for both parties and both parties benefit. In others however, it results in a twisted sort of mess that leaves me bewildered at times!
How is it that you become entangled with poisoned minds bent on breaking your spirit? I have no other explanation right now save for a few maybe's:
They are jealous and so try to break you down, in order to feel better about themselves
Their ego rules to such an extent that they are unable to become aware so operate within the confines of their own blinkers expecting others to bend to their rules
They have not yet realised that to strive to contain, have or control means they have lost the battle before they picked up their sword
I do like to think that being the person I am, I will accommodate the leeches to a certain degree, with the intent of perhaps assisting and helping and in the end achieving a positive result but when I see a shift happening in the direction of the latter, I have to cut them loose.
Because quite frankly my dear, I dont give a damn! I value myself far too much to let the poison seep into my veins. I worked really hard thus far and I aim to reach higher places day by day.