The Empath And The Opposite
Narcism isn’t just about someone physically, mentally or emotionally abusing someone else, it is more complicated than the colours of black and white, in other words, the topic of narcism isn’t that cut and dry.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a personality disorder with a long-term pattern of abnormal behaviour characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy.
The causes of narcism aren’t well understood. Inherited Genetic defects are thought to be responsible for many cases but contributing factors may include; childhood abuse or neglect.
Without empathy it would be difficult to imagine what living must be like, having a lack of understanding of others feelings and emotions constantly living in the distorted reality of the Ego mind must be torture and yet a narcissistic person manages to blend into society.
Empathic humans are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything to the extreme, if you want heart, empaths have got it.
Through thick and thin, they are there for you because they are world-class nurturers. The trademark of an empath is that they are easy marks for those who lack what the empath naturally have the most, empathy.
Someone who lacks the ability to understand emotion needs someone who does, a narcissistic person needs someone who will give them what they crave, a sense of grandiosity, and empaths do this job well.
It is extremely difficult for a sensitive person to leave someone who they know is internally suffering, it is even more difficult if that person is a partner or a family member. Empaths are vulnerable to those humans who hurt inside, an empath can ‘feel’ other people suffering without even a word spoken.
When empaths absorb the impact of stressful emotions, it can trigger panic attacks, depression, food binges, anxiety and a plethora of physical symptoms that defy traditional medical diagnosis.
Recognizing you are an empath is the first step in taking charge of your emotions instead of constantly drowning in them, taking charge of your life is the root of empowerment and an empath I know at some time or another has given away their power to someone else, usually a person with a narcissistic personality disorder.
This may all sound very confusing, and I agree because to a large degree it is confusing, but no one said life was going to be an easy ride.
We all have a responsibility here in this life experience and it is to learn and grow, and most of all become strong and rooted in our Self and our self-empowerment.
Much love and devotion