I haven't felt much all along. Having said that, I do tend to tune out from the woman because there's no substance. Interactions are very superficial. During 2016, I had a run in with her and funnily enough afterward she tried to communicate more. She gets very nervous when I "study" her even briefly. At some level she knows I can sense what's in there.
Interesting, I suspect a lot of narcissists don't know why they act as they do. There's a lot of conditioning going on with them, usually harsh from very young.
Yeah, I think you're right that she may become a bit more tame but a nasty nature will lie underneath still.
Good point about my level of control over sensing others emotions. I'd never even thought about this but it could be right. I went through a period of really noticing others' emotions/states and then focusing inside to work out what was mine and what is others (we're all connected but you know what I mean of course). Then I started paying attention much less; and perhaps this was a good thing because I'd learned to separate. I find, as I'm sure others do, that the surest way to be affected by someone else's energy is to pay even more attention to it! So I've essentially learned and now I notice but I often intentionally minimize the focus on others.
Having said that, for certain people including my mother, I find it hard not to get "drowned" by the emotional state (for her it's often anxious/obsessive).
Back to the Narcissist, I deliberately tuned in a couple of times and felt anxiety in her. She is far more scared of me than she would care to admit. But mostly, I feel nothing and I think she mechanically tries to push other people's buttons and get reactions to observe them. I have largely shut off this avenue.
The more I reflect on it, the more I think that the Ickiness I felt was her own state--possibly a side effect of medication on top of imbalances. I spoke with a reader about the woman, who told me this Narcissist is very imbalanced and week on the left side of the body indicating the right brain (opposite) side is weak/unused. It was astounding because I realised in just about every picture, the woman (Narcissist) has a posture that is passive on the left side (left arm passive, leaning/stooped toward the left side). And she likes her pics.
So I'd say I was picking up on some illness with effects of medication.
But yeah it's possible I could pick it up further away if I paid attention huh?