Empaths and Narcissists

Empaths and Narcissists

It is sometimes known that an empath and a narcissist are often drawn to each other, and this happens because an empath is very compassionate, and a narcissist needs someone that is all about them. Even though they are drawn to each other, this does not mean that it is a good match because an empath is overly emotional, and they will put up with anything that a narcissist deals out.

This can cause the empath to feel that they are used and degraded, and the narcissist can walk away feeling like their life is full while they are really causing chaos and confusion. Even when opposites attract, it is not always a good thing. Sometimes, people are together for the wrong reasons and when this happens, it can be hurtful for the empath.

Narcissists are often attracted to people that they can use and so it is easy for them to go after the empaths. Empaths are opposite of narcissist because they are giving and sensitive while the narcissist only cares about his or her own emotions.

An empath picks up the emotions of others and absorbs their feelings and so a narcissist is really attracted to this kind of personality.

Toxic Relationship

An empath that wants to survive a relationship needs to stay away from a narcissist. Being with a narcissist is a recipe for disaster and this kind of attraction can cause an empath to have a false sense of protection until they find out what the narcissist is really about. A narcissist can come and punish the empath and be cold and uncaring while the empath is loving and attentive to their needs.

A narcissist wants someone to make them look and feel good and the problem is that they will point out their partners flaws and they will want them to be perfect and put them down when they are not. A narcissist will show who they really are and if the empath is careful, he or she will never fall for this type of person. The problem is an empath wants to fix people and they are nothing but compassionate and loving.

An empath will be with someone that they wish would listen more and would have love and compassion like they do but this will never be true, especially if they aren’t careful who they fall for.

Drama and Pain

A narcissist will be opposite of an empath. They want things to be dramatic and full of pain and chaos. A narcissist will manipulate who they are with, and they will act like they are kind and caring until they have their victim in the palm of their hands and then they will change.

People that are empaths will look past the mistakes and the problems that a narcissist causes, and they will just hope that they will change, and they will treat them better. It is the narcissists personality that will allow the empath to think they are changing just so they can hurt them more.


Being with a narcissist can be a trauma bond or a bad relationship. It is a relationship that is impossible to fix and there will only be damage to the person that is not the narcissist.

An empath will look at themselves and will not realize that there is a problem in the relationship, or they will think that they are the ones that are the problems or that they are not perfect and that is why things do not work out like they hope.

It is hard for an empath to understand that a narcissist is only there to make them miserable and even when an empath tries to change for a narcissist, it will never be good enough. There are many signs that you can look out for and if you see the signs of a narcissist, choose to stay away.

Be Careful in Your Relationship Choices

When you meet new people and you want to be with them or date them, be careful about who they are and what they are doing. Look and see how they act and see if they are changing and doing good in their life.

Make sure that you set boundaries and know that all healthy relationships have boundaries. You can say no to someone, and you should not let people take advantage of your kindness.

It is hard for an empath to not let their heart get in the way of these things and it is important for the empath to realize that not everyone is going to be good for them and it is okay to let them go.


  1. The detailed analysis of the toxic interplay between empaths and narcissists is both illuminating and essential. This article offers a profound understanding of why these relationships often fail and the psychological harm they can inflict on empaths. It serves as an important guide for empaths to recognize harmful patterns and make more informed decisions in their relational pursuits.

  2. This article eloquently highlights the intrinsic dynamics between empaths and narcissists. It is a poignant reminder of the importance for empaths to set firm boundaries and remain vigilant in their relationships, ensuring they do not fall prey to the manipulative tendencies of narcissists. The insight provided is invaluable for anyone looking to protect their emotional well-being.

  3. This article is incredibly insightful! It underscores the importance of self-awareness and boundaries, especially for empaths who might not easily recognize they are being manipulated. Well done.

  4. The advice on setting boundaries in relationships is sound. Empaths often struggle with this due to their compassionate nature, making it all the more important for them to be vigilant.

  5. The dynamic between an empath and a narcissist is certainly complex. The article did a good job of highlighting the potential dangers and emotional turmoil that can arise in such relationships.

    • I agree, Betty. It is crucial for empaths to be aware of the risks involved and to set boundaries to protect themselves.

  6. The article’s emphasis on the importance of recognizing narcissistic traits early in a relationship is crucial. It can save an empath from a lot of unnecessary heartache and confusion.

  7. It’s fascinating how the article dissects the toxic bond between an empath and a narcissist. This is a must-read for anyone who tends to be overly empathetic and finds themselves in oppressive relationships.

  8. Oh great, another pseudoscientific diatribe labeling people and offering pop psychology advice. Newsflash: not every relationship problem can be blamed on ‘narcissists’ and ’empaths.’

  9. The intersection of empathic and narcissistic personalities can undoubtedly lead to toxic relationships. The article provides valuable insight into why these two types of individuals might be attracted to each other.

  10. Ah yes, because what every empath really needs is a guide on how to be even more paranoid and distrustful of others. Stellar advice, truly. *eyeroll*

  11. While the article certainly makes a compelling case, I think it’s oversimplifying the dynamics between empaths and narcissists. Human relationships are infinitely more complex than just placing them into neatly defined categories.

  12. The concept of trauma bonds mentioned in the article is particularly intriguing. It sheds light on the psychological underpinnings of why some people stay in harmful relationships longer than they should.


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