In the hall of mirrors, the other party would be equally justified in harbouring a belief that they are affected by the way we do things. Where both parties in this scenario are missing the point is that we are our own singularity. In a spin, we only have ourselves to pull us out of it. Others can be kind, which is helpful. They can be moderate, which we might or might not like. And they can be horrible, which puts us back in the spin again but doesn't preclude us from the superposition.
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
synonyms: affinity with, rapport with, sympathy with, understanding of, sensitivity towards, sensibility to, identification with, awareness of, fellowship with, fellow feeling for, like-mindedness, togetherness, closeness to;
Therefore it stands to reason that an Empath doing battle with anyone would preclude the Empath, at the time of conflict, from being an Empath. What about the Narcissist? Well, the dictionary will explain that the Narcissist is:
having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one's physical appearance.
synonyms: vain, in love with oneself, self-loving, self-admiring, wrapped up in oneself, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, conceited, self-centred, self-regarding, egotistic, egotistical, egoistic,egocentric, egomaniac
In the war of words across all sites, advocacy of Self-Love abounds among the 'Awakened'. You have to love yourself, they say, before you can hope to love anyone else/attract the right kind of love/give love. So effectively, you should be so in love with yourself that you centre yourself in the setting of your own boundaries, right? Your self-worth should be such that you are able to wrap yourself up with confidence. Self-regard, it would seem, is pretty essential. And you are strongly advised to admire your version of personal achievement. But ego is a big no-no. You can't have one of those, for if you do, you are in danger of being a... a... yes you could turn into a Narcissist. And that would never do.
Whatever these words mean to you, please try to temper the desire to jump on a bandwagon from which to throw stones at other people. In the Hall of Mirrors, the learning curve is no joke. We have to take responsibility for the most bizarre aspects of our lives, even if only as observers. We can observe without fostering hatred or resentment, if we really want to. We can train ourselves out of boiling in our own thoughts. And if we work on this, who knows? They do say it's the thought that counts. Perhaps we can find time enough for counting, when the dealing's done.