Narcissists and empaths are different in many ways, so when these two people get into a relationship it can be a problem. Being with an empath is like heaven for a wounded narcissist , who will revel in the empath’s attention, but for an empath it can be a hellish experience leading to mental and emotional angst.
If this is a disaster for empaths, why do they seem so drawn to narcissists? Empaths are open-minded and love people, who naturally want to take the other’s pain to help them overcome it. With their compassion and ability to put themselves in each other’s shoes, they will be able to make things better for others, even if it means sacrificing their well-being.
They are also deeply compassionate and deeply believe that there is good in all human beings.
When it comes to narcissists, empaths find it hard to accept these people because they are selfish beings. They will convince themselves that their behavior stems from an old pain, usually because of a trauma rooted in the past. Narcissists are takers, who suck all they can from a person without feeling guilty or afraid of the consequences.
The injured narcissist has no qualms about taking advantage of the good nature of the empath, who will fail to admit that he lacks kindness or good intentions.
Empaths tend to be bad at setting the limits of what is acceptable in a relationship and narcissists will take full advantage of that. Before they know it, they will have complete control over their victim, which they can exploit and manipulate as much as they want.
Once an empath finds itself in the clutches of the narcissist, it may be difficult for them to escape. They are pathological liars, who have mastered the art of deception and know how to get what they want.
Psychological abuse will be a gradual process, with the empath having no idea what happens to her when it begins. The injured narcissist will pose as the victim in the relationship, and the empath will be too exhausted trying to appease and help their loved one through pain, to realize what is going on.
But can these two types of personalities find a balance? Although opposites are said to attract, in this case it is unlikely to work. The victim will be so tired and eventually get tired of constantly being blamed for being responsible for things that don’t work properly. It may take years, but in the end, they’ll reach a point of no return when they pull out of the relationship altogether.
Ending a relationship like this is not a defeat, it is a positive step in regaining control of a situation that could not have ended other than badly. It’s important to remember that staying in an unhealthy relationship with such a toxic person is never going to be good for you, as this psychological form or abuse will take its toll on your mental and physical health.