The relationship between a narcissist and an empath is one of the most intense and addictive ones which makes it also the most toxic and detrimental for the empath.
The empath is the healer of the society. They are one of the kindest and most genuine human beings because they have the ability to experience other people’s feelings and deep emotions as their own. They are rare gems who always put themselves in the shoes of the other person and that’s why they are so understanding and compassionate of everyone and everything.
This very nature is what attracts the narcissist to them.
The narcissist is a terribly wounded person. Behind their need for power, validation, and grandiosity are many years of trauma and abuse that no one knows about. They display a confident and selfish front, but inside there is hidden a scarred heart and wounded soul which are the relics of a dark and painful past. And because of this reason, the narcissist vows that they will never allow anyone to break their heart again. Instead, they will be the ones who will do the hurting.
Because of the years of abuse, the narcissist feels the need for constant praise and validation. They need other people to tell them they are amazing and look at them with admiration because inside, they don’t feel confident and good enough. Due to their inferiority complex, they use other people and abuse them in order to feel in power and significant.
And who can make the narcissist more significant than the empath?
The empath’s healing and loving nature matches the narcissist’s need for constant attention and validation. It’s a perfect match. Sadly, an extremely destructive and toxic one.
The main reason why it’s so toxic is the different nature of the narcissist and the empath. The empath is a very generous human being who only sees the good in others and believes that people are good at heart.
The narcissist, on the other hand, has a dark side that the empath can’t see. A narcissist is a selfish person that lacks empathy and compassion. They will try to control the empath by using all sorts of manipulation techniques and making them believe that they are experiencing the most beautiful love story.
The relationship between them is not based on mutual and equal give and take. Rather, the empath ends up being the one who is always giving everything to the relationship, and the narcissist is the taker.
During the beginning stage, the narcissist and the empath will enjoy one another’s company because the empath feels happy when they are giving, and the narcissist’s ego will be fed. But, the more the empath gives, the more in control the narcissist feels.