In this episode we discuss the traits of Empaths and why these amazing qualities make us targets for narcissistic abuse. Empaths process the world through the ‘feeling space’. We crave alone time and enjoy deep conversations. A narcissist is someone who will exploit our desire to connect more deeply with others. Narcissistic people love that an empath will want to take care of them, rescue them, and easily forgive them.
Those of us who take on the feelings of others often fail to recognize how commonplace it is for us to feel drained. We are natural healers, listeners, and nurturers. When we come across a wounded soul like a narcissist, we can easily wish to help heal them. We believe all they need is to be loved, cared for and understood. What we DON’T realize is, sadly, someone with high narcissistic traits is unable, while unconscious to reciprocate empathy.
If you are an empath or someone who easily enmeshes with people due to your high level of empathy, this podcast is for you.