We’re talking about the relationship between a narcissist and an empath, and why it can become very dangerous and toxic. So first, let’s articulate the basics of what a narcissist is and what an empath is. A narcissist is a person with an incredibly inflated view of their own importance. They are usually very charming and charismatic, but they lack the ability to feel empathy for other people. They are usually focused on obtaining anything and everything they can from others, being incredibly self-centered, self-consumed, and self-righteous. They are consumed with their own wants, desires, and wishes, and have very little, if any, concern for anyone else.
On the other hand, empaths are the exact opposite. They are incredibly attuned to others’ emotions and sensitive to their feelings. They tend to prioritize the needs of others ahead of their own and give without being asked. Empaths feel the emotions of other people in a deep way and find meaning in helping others. They are overflowing with compassion for others, while narcissists have an inability to feel compassion for others. They are solely focused on their own needs and genuinely do not care about the needs of others.
Just by explaining what each person is like, you can see how vulnerable a relationship with a narcissist can be for an empath, and how it could turn into a toxic and dangerous relationship. So, why are empaths and narcissists attracted to each other? That’s the first question we need to answer and understand.
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