Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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By my reasoning, it would be impossible for someone to be an empath if they had a Mother who was a narcissist. A Father, yes. A Mother, unlikely, if not impossible. By definition, empaths are people who feel a strong sense of connection to others, in the emotional and empathic sense. In order for this to be the case, secure attachment would had to have taken place, since it is impossible for a person to feel a strong sense of connection to others if they didn't have secure attachment as a child. A person cannot have secure attachment with a narcissistic Mother; I would hypothesise that it would be impossible, since no mirroring would have taken place, and the Mother would not be emotionally attuned to her offspring in order for the secure attachment to occur.
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