If you are an empath, you need to know that you hold more power than they ever could.
I want to debunk the misconception that sociopaths and narcissists are smarter than empaths. To many people’s surprise, empaths are absolutely intellectually superior to sociopaths and narcissists. Empaths are grounded in reality, capable of abstract thought, and they are creative.
Narcissists and sociopaths lack all three of these traits.
Empaths have the intellect and the creativity to manipulate and even exploit the narcissist 1000 times worse than they could ever imagine. Just because targets don’t exploit does not mean they can’t, or that they couldn’t, do an even better job than the sociopath.
Empaths don’t exploit narcissists or sociopaths because we have morals and values. And moreover, empaths are not in the business of hurting people.
People who haven’t been exposed to what a sociopath is may have a wrong impression about how to spot them. In fact, I would say that it is only the empath that sees them. Others just don’t see it, and that is because sociopaths are masters of manipulation, lies, deceit and they know how to maintain absolute control.
Sociopaths do not look like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.” Sociopaths are usually physically attractive men or women who put on a good show of being kind, caring, popular, fun to be around and sometimes charismatic. They don’t have feelings, but they know how to pretend that they do. By watching others, they pick up the gestures, the expressions, etc. to make others believe that they can feel .
This is how they fly under the radar and this is how they get away with really really bad behavior. To the rest of society they appear to be quite great people to be around.
A lot of empaths who enter into relationships with a sociopath find themselves completely exhausted because the sociopath instinctively feeds off their emotional energies, subconsciously (although in some cases consciously) trying to fill the hole within themselves. It is often said that sociopaths are very closely related to emotional vampires or energy vampires. Since empaths are full of positive life force energy, this contributes to why they are extremely attractive to the energy vampire or sociopath. Energy vampires get a huge boost in energy from an empath, like no other person they can siphon energy or emotions from.
If you are an empath, you need to know that you hold more power than they ever could. You have more “inside” knowledge. You are grounded with enormous intellectual advantages, and you do not need to stay silent when someone treats you with disrespect. You need to learn how to fight back because you deserve love and respect.
You take on so much of this world’s emotions and problems; you deserve to be loved and respected.