9 Traits of a Dark Empath
The narcissist-empath connection is frequently trodden ground in popular articles and blogs. It is believed that selfish narcissists and sensitive empaths are deeply attracted to one another. Empaths seek to save the narcissists while narcissists seek to use the empath for their own ends. It’s a vicious cycle that often leaves empathic individuals heartbroken and depleted. Yet, there is a personality that combines the selfish traits of the narcissist with the emotional intelligence of the empath. This type of person is known as a Dark Empath.
A look into understanding an empath.
The concept of Empaths and highly sensitive people may be new to you, but if you’ve ever felt like there were other people who could read your mind or feel your emotions without you saying anything, then you might actually be an Empath yourself. Empaths are highly sensitive people who can experience the emotions of others as their own, whether they want to or not, making their mental and emotional health the focus of their lives in order to stay balanced and live well.
A look into the concept of highly sensitive people and empaths.
Do you ever feel as if you can feel the vibes of the people around you? Can you sense quickly if something is off before anyone else does? Are you in some way easily stimulated by sounds or scents? Then you may be considered an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person.
An empath can gain resiliance.
With knowledge comes strength and empowerment. Being an Empath can be rough. You can get drained mentally and physically quickly if you don’t know how to protect yourself spiritually. I remember a time in my life I’ve just about given up and isolated from the world and became a recluse. Though, in my solitude, I threw myself into my spiritual practices that have taught me to embrace the fact I was highly sensitive. I then became proactive in educating myself in being an Empath, and with that knowledge came power. Here are some things I use to protect my energy and help me cope.
Heyoka: The Most Powerful Empath
The term has Native American roots, stemming from the Lakota branch of the Sioux tribe, today confined to 5 large reservations in the Dakotas. Heyoka translates to “sacred clown” and refers to those members of tribal society chosen for public roles not dissimilar to court jesters, thanks to their unusual talents.
Empathetic Individuals Attractive to Narcissists
A basic explanation of an empath would be to describe an individual that feels what other people feel and is highly in tune with the emotions and feelings of other people. When it comes to their relationships, an empath often holds the common belief that love can conquer all. They believe that everyone has some good in them and they are going to fight for someone with everything that they have when they fall for them.