“Opposites attract, and I think temperament is so fundamental that you end up craving someone of the opposite temperament to complete you.” – Susan Cain
The relationship and attraction between a narcissist and an empath is one that has captivated psychologists – a toxic and unbalanced dynamic created by the controlling and self-centered narcissist meeting up with their perfect ‘victim.‘ Always the healer, highly sensitive empaths are susceptible to the damaged and destructive narcissist. Lacking the boundaries to effectively protect themselves, they welcome their new partner, complete with their drama, lies, and manipulation, into their lives for what is sure to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Unprepared and unaware, the empath is the one who pays the price in this matchup.
Do you believe that you may currently be trapped somewhere along the course of this toxic journey? Recognizing and acknowledging your situation is the first step to walking free, sparing yourself the pain and heartache that waits at the end.