updated by @corey-easton: 08/05/18 09:57:17AM
@hermes is absolutely correct. A narcissist is the arch-enemy of an empath. And they are very attracted to us and different narcs will seek you out throughout your life. They cause so much pain I’m trying myself to understand why we seem to be so connected to them. They typically are very charming and captivating at first. It is easy to get sucked in. In fact, I think we empaths for some reason are especially attracted to narcs (more than other people imo). And when you do let them in to your life they create havoc and pain. It's really something to watch for going forward as you will be tested by them.
For myself, the connection with the narcissist in my life is because I wanted to believe that they were the charming kind person they pretended to be. Even when I saw them for who they really are I wanted to be wrong. Over and over I tried to twist the facts around in my mind and make them kind, that some how I misunderstood what they did.