It’s totally narcissistic to think you’re an empath

Several NPDers I know believed they were empaths prior to self awarenes. I did too.

Here’s some more research to ponder:

According to a recent study published in Personality and Mental Health, narcissists consistently overestimated their emotional intelligence.

Read: Narcissists overestimate their emotional intelligence, attractiveness and social skills. 

2 thoughts on “It’s totally narcissistic to think you’re an empath”

  1. I am definitely an empath, but I didn’t know this. Someone told me a few years ago and I realized over time that it was true. I can tell when people are lying to me. I pick up other’s sadness or anger and take it as my own without meaning to. I pick up on things. But I have poor social cues. I don’t think I’m a narcissist but now I’m wondering if I am because of what you said. I mean I’m not confident, outgoing, or have any of the other traits except for being really sensitive and thinking other people are always against me but that’s a symptom of my mild schizophrenia.


    1. Very interesting. I admittedly dont know much about schizophrenia, but I do know the high sensitivity and thinking everyone is against you are definitely NPD traits too. So we have something in common!


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