Many disagree as to what an Empath is versus a Codependent. Many psychologists note that empaths have codependency and are codependents. Some will say empaths have codependent tendencies. This debate back and forth really misses the central point. That is, simply put, whatever you want to identify yourself as after narcissistic abuse, is less important than taking personal responsibility for yourself and your recovery – focusing on yourself. To continue to blame the borderline or the narcissist for everything is to continue to focus on the abuser and not on yourself. It will increase your suffering and keep you stuck.
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Some also attempt this logical fallacy of the Empath as one who absorbs another’s energy much more deeply. It is a description of essentially a person “empath” having its “definition” or origin from the spiritual or metaphysical world. For many the definition of an Empath centers on the idea that a person has the paranormal capability to sense and understand (absorb) the mental or emotional state or energy of another. This goes hand in hand with more new age type lack of logic that people are “soulmates” or “twin-flames” and that a toxic abusive relationships with a person with Borderline Personality or a Narcissist are “meant to be”. This is very dangerous and not healthy for a lot of people. Believing this notion of an empath increases people’s suffering. Too many are profiting off of this type of information and people who have already been abuse, looking for help, get re-abused with the “cult-like” ‘help” of the quantum physics new age dogma that is popular but hardly logical.
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