Empaths and narcissists are notorious for having challenging relationships—emotionally, mentally, and even physically.
Yet, despite this, they seem to have a magnetic pull toward one another.
When an empath first meets a narcissist they usually believe they have met a fellow empath, as narcissists consciously mirror back everything empaths look for in a partner.
However, the illusions soon fade, masks come off, and there is a profound realisation that this entanglement is not one of genuine love, authenticity, mutual affection, and commitment. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
There are five known languages of love outlined by Gary Chapman in his book, The Five Love Languages. These include the languages of: