Empaths and Narcissists are radically different to each other. While the former are too giving and emotionally vulnerable, the latter is the epitome of selfishness.
But hey, they do say that opposites attract. So what all takes place when an Empath falls in love with a Narcissist? And what kind of relationship do they form? Do the extremes of their personalities work well together by finding balance and harmony? And most importantly, can this relationship blossom into a holistic and successful one.
Step 1: The Start.
The beginning is nothing short of magical. Both the personality types feel they have found the perfect match for them. The biggest joy for an empath is to help and heal someone. And the best thing to happen to a Narcissist would be to find someone who never tires of them praising themselves. The perfect kind of match that is so on point that it must have definitely have been made in heaven.
Step 2: One person is a giver, the other is a taker.
Both of them stick to their nature. The Empath falls deeply in love and are ready to give up their all to this person who seems to need them. The narcissist too is in love, though more so with the idea of being loved so unconditionally. The thought that love needs to be reciprocated never crosses their mind.
Step 3: So it begins: The Manipulations.
Slowly, the Empath realizes that they need love and comfort as well and they are not getting any. The narcissist’s response is, typically narcissistic. They turn everything around and play the victim. They manipulate the Empath into thinking that they are in the wrong for being too clingy and attention seeking, while the poor soul was just asking for some love in return. And the worst thing is, the Empaths believe the lies they are being told.
Step 4: Building up of differences.
Well the manipulation will go on to a certain period only. Soon things start to escalate towards a breaking point when the Empath is not able to take it anymore. Taking a leaf out of their partner’s book, they would be assertive in demanding their due. The narcissist however, would be shocked at what they perceive as an act of betrayal and utter selfishness.
Step 5: The downhill journey.
At one point, the Empath would be so exhausted that they will give up. And as the narcissist, never did anything for the relationship anyway, it will crumble down completely. True to their nature the narcissist would blame the Empath for this falling out and sadly the Empath would believe them as well.
Step 6: The healing.
The healing for the Empath would be a slow process but it will help them grow. This experience would teach them that they have a self worth and should be loved as well. The narcissist however will take nothing positive from the relationship. They will continue to be the way they were and sooner or later will find another Empath and the process will start afresh.