Episode: 119

The Toxic Relationship Between Empaths and Narcissists

with Lola Pickett

Highly Sensitive People and Empaths can genuinely see and feel the alternative reality that a narcissist creates! This creates cognitive dissonance between our actual experience and the narcissist’s version of events. It's time to stop getting gaslit by yourself and others, and start prioritizing your needs!

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Show Notes

As Highly Sensitive People and Empaths, we are able to deeply tune into the experiences of the people around us. This is an extraordinary gift when it comes to helping others, but it’s an awful hindrance when we’re brought face to face with toxic narcissistic traits and gaslighting.

Why are Empaths and Narcissists so often drawn together?

What makes Highly Sensitive People more vulnerable to codependency and toxic dynamics like gaslighting and derailment?

In this week’s episode, Lola digs into the shadow side of life as a Sensitive Soul and shines a light on the patterns that hold us back from our growth and wellbeing.

Are you ready to stop getting gaslit by others AND yourself? This is the episode for you!


  • What to do when your nervous system “protects” you from transformation
  • Stepping away from the belief that you are unable to do something
  • What being sensitive does NOT ask you to do
  • Who has the capacity to demonstrate toxic narcissistic traits
  • What it means to be gaslit
  • Narcissistic phrases to be aware of
  • Why empaths are so easy to gaslight
  • The cognitive dissonance we experience when being gaslit
  • How to put a stop to non-beneficial patterns
  • Codependency and enabling
The Toxic Relationship Between Empaths and Narcissists with Lola Pickett

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