A ‘Dark Empath’ Personality Is Hard to Spot—But They’re Dangerous, Therapists Say
They recognize your emotions, but don't truly sympathize.
Dr. Phoenix Adams was interviewed by Men's Health for a mental health article that sheds more light on the types of personality disorders that can be difficult to detect, like a dark empath. Noticing certain behaviors like entitlement, narcissism, guilt induction, and gaslighting are key to learning how you may be vulnerable to manipulative tactics and how to protect yourself from someone. People with dark empathy traits may have "a level of narcissism that inhibits their ability to see their behaviors as problematic, and therefore may be less likely to seek help."
Click to read A ‘Dark Empath’ Personality Is Hard to Spot—But They’re Dangerous, Therapists Say in Men's Health.
Dark empaths can be incredibly charming and easy to fall in love with. It can be very hard to notice these behaviors, especially if we’re being gaslit or have weak boundaries.”
By Phoenix Adams, DSW, MBA, LCSW
By Caron Staff