Let me make it clear; when I say ‘Empath’, I’m simply referring to anyone who has empathy. I know there is a whole Empath movement out there where there are people who are hypersensitive to whatever is around them and can literally feel other peoples´ emotions. I also know that there are different levels of Empaths but, for the purpose of this article, I am simply referring to anyone who has empathy.
Empathy is a big deal because we know that there are people out there who do not have any empathy whatsoever and they are a danger to society. Narcissists (including others on the Cluster B personality disorder scale), psychopaths and sociopaths are all guilty of lacking empathy. Although these people are split up into different categories, I believe their foundation is in narcissism and they are all narcissistic.
Narcissists target empaths! Our empathy is what makes us a magnet for narcissists. The narcissist knows they cannot feel what we feel or understand the different levels of compassion that we show to one another. They can mimic it for their own benefit but it is never genuine. They use their fake empathy to manipulate and control others. Narcissists see empathy as a weakness and therefore they perceive empaths as easy targets.
The lack of empathy that narcissists have is a big contributor to who they are (evil, selfish, deluded, pathological liars etc). When someone has been taken over by a dark entity, their ability to empathize diminishes as the evil force that they are now hosting cannot operate effectively if empathy is present. I would compare it to a light switch being turned off; you turn off the light and you´re left in darkness unable to see or discern what is wrong or right. Empathy is that light switch that goes off when a darker force has taken control.
The narcissist now earnestly seeks to connect with those who have empathy, not only to control and manipulate them but also in an attempt to feel and experience love but it never happens, as no matter how much love and compassion you show to a narcissist, it is never enough. Their ego eats it all up but the true essence of the person being possessed by the dark entity never gets any of that as their true self is hidden away.
The narcissist despises our empathy on one hand but on the other hand they crave it. It makes them feel alive, wanted and important. They’ve realised that empathy gives us access to something they don’t have, and it is Hope.
Empathy breeds hope and hope is what a narcissist really needs but because of their lack of empathy, they are instead filled with and driven by fear. Once a narcissist remains a narcissist there is no hope for them and if there is no hope, there is no joy in life.
So, narcissists will continue to hunt for empaths, as they think they are an easy target but also in a desperate attempt to attain something that they can´t ever truly have. Our empathy is our strength. We are stronger than narcissists and it´s because we have Hope!