As an empath, it can be incredibly challenging to deal with narcissistic behavior in others. Narcissists are often drawn to the light and positive energy of empaths, as they feed off the emotions and energy of others. As an empath, we tend to want to help everyone and make things better for those around us. This can lead us to attract people who use and hurt us, as they sense our compassionate and caring nature. It's important for empaths to recognize when someone is taking advantage of their kindness and to set healthy boundaries. This can be difficult, (Trust me, I know) as empaths often struggle with the idea of causing harm or upsetting others. But it's important to remember that taking care of yourself and protecting your own emotional well-being is just as important as helping others.
It's important for empaths to understand that narcissistic behavior can make you feel like you are "too much" or that you are the problem. Narcissists often try to gaslight and manipulate their victims, making them question their own sanity. Remember that you are not "too much" for the right people. The right people will accept and love you for who you are, and will not try to dim your light or make you feel crazy. Empaths often attract people who are not good for them, because they sense their vulnerability and kindness. It's important to trust your intuition and to be aware of red flags when it comes to people's behavior. As an empath, you have a unique ability to sense and pick up on the energy of others. You can often tell when someone is not being honest with you, even before they open their mouth. This ability makes you like a "human lie detector" and can be both a blessing and a curse because you sometimes can't explain why you feel this way and feel things so deeply. It's also important to surround yourself with people who are healthy, supportive and understanding. Seek out friends and family who will lift you up and encourage you to be true to yourself. Being an empath can be challenging, but it's also a gift. Remember that your light and compassion is valuable and don't let anyone dim it. Trust in yourself and your own intuition and don't be afraid to take care of yourself and set boundaries when necessary. Here's a few tips :
Trust your intuition: As an empath, you have a heightened ability to sense when something is off with a person or situation. Trust your gut and pay attention to any red flags that may come up. We tend to second guess ourselves because we try to see the good in everybody most of the time. Trust your gut feeling!
Set healthy boundaries: Narcissists often try to manipulate and exploit empaths. It's important to set healthy boundaries and to make it clear that you will not tolerate certain types of behavior.
Practice self-care: Empaths often neglect their own needs in order to help others. Make sure you are taking care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. This can include setting aside time for yourself, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
Surround yourself with supportive people: Seek out friends and family who will lift you up and encourage you to be true to yourself.
Learn to recognize manipulation tactics: Narcissists often use manipulation tactics such as gaslighting, blame shifting, and playing the victim. Learn to recognize these tactics and don't fall for them.
Don't take things personally: Narcissists often use personal attacks as a way to manipulate and control others. Remember that their behavior is not a reflection of you, but rather a reflection of their own insecurities and issues.
Seek help if necessary: If you find yourself in a situation where you are being emotionally abused by a narcissist, seek help from a therapist or counselor.
And always remember, never let anyone dim your light or make you feel like you are not good enough. You are unique and special, and your light is needed in this world.
Love, Angel Leigh