Like moths drawn to flames, us empaths seem to have a penchant for flying head-first into dangerous friendships and soul-sucking relationships that leave us feeling exhausted and unhinged. And yet, over and over again many of us fall into the same trap, often missing the vital life lessons being presented. Almost every week Sol and I receive emails inquiring about the dynamic between empaths and narcissists. Having been burned by a number of different types of narcissists myself, I know just how easy it is to fall into the heavy gravitational pull of such people. Why is it that empaths and narcissists — two diametrically opposed types of people — feel an almost magnetic pull towards each other?
Narcissist and Empath: Why They’re a Match Made in Dating Hell
Dear Empaths: 4 Types of Narcissists You May Be Attracting ⋆ LonerWolf
Getting to know someone by going on dates can sometimes feel like a difficult experience. And, if your partner is an empath, which has commonly been dubbed the opposite of a narcissist , it may be just a bit more difficult than you expected. Empathy is a good thing to have in a partner, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand an empath partner with too much of it. Dating an empath isn't impossible and it can be rewarding, but there's still a lot to learn and debunk about empath partners. If you have trouble holding meaningful and in-depth conversations then you may want to reconsider dating someone who identifies as an empath. According to relationship expert Gia Lili , empaths generally do not really deal well with small talk and prefer those who don't either.
Dear Empaths: 4 Types of Narcissists You May Be Attracting
Empaths are the opposite of those with narcissistic personality disorder. Where the empath is highly sensitive to the emotions and feelings of others, the narcissist is only concerned with themselves and what they can get out of a situation. When that happens, there is usually an obvious path of destruction that follows, known as the downward spiral. At first, the narcissist will display all the traits they know you will find attractive.
Opposites attract — or so we are told. While this rule has potential to broaden your horizons, people who are poles apart might be drawn together for all the wrong reasons. Narcissists, for example, are attracted to people they will get the greatest use from. Often, this means they pursue and target empaths. Empaths are the opposite of narcissists.