For a few years now I’ve swayed back and forth about my opinion of whether it’s helpful to call myself and friends “Empaths” and people who are selfish and hurtful “Narcissists”. There is a lot of misconception out there (like what is an Introvert really?) and I do still think we should be careful before medically diagnosing someone (which is what you kind of are doing when you call someone a Narcissist).
So what are Empaths and Narcissists, how can you protect yourself if you are an Empath, and how can you look at these “fad” terms from an empowering perspective? (more…)