Pluto, the mysterious reddish-coloured ‘planet’ (yes!), is the coldest, darkest and most distant celestial body in our system. The farthest from the Sun, Pluto is very secretive and hides itself below a standard orbit.
Pluto, the God of the Underworld in classical mythology, is calm, quiet, calculating, and stays under the radar! Birth, death, transformation, the underworld and rebellion are its strong suits. What many don’t realise is that it is possible to have these traits without being a pushover.
An empath can be assertive too.
Just like Pluto, true empaths hate being in the limelight but possess a potent dose of self-esteem and self-awareness. Therefore, they don’t need your validation – you may think they do… but, they don’t.
You can tell them apart from their calm, collected and introverted nature. They are the ones to sit in the corner and observe people. Analyzing people comes naturally and easily to them, as a result they do not trust people easily.
Empaths generally have a very good and sacrificial nature. Never ones to inconvenience anyone or start any troubles, they inherently know, that their good nature will attract narcissists, psychopaths and toxic people.
Their cold faces, that crack a smile once in a while, sometimes combative physiques, and quiet mannerisms do the job of keeping away lower-range narcissists, sociopaths, and bullies away for the most part.
However the smarter, more discreet narcissists is who they have trouble with.
These people have as equally low self-esteem as the most toxic of people, but they are smart enough to fly under the radar, by appearing friendly. These narcissists often prefer to verbally abuse or bully the empaths as the main source of their narcissistic supply to mask their inadequacy.
Empaths with their sacrificial, and loving nature, coupled with a capacity of taking a lot of stress and not reacting to every little slight, become easy targets for the coverts.
Covert narcissists know exactly how to push an empath’s buttons, and for a long time they succeed in doing so. But eventually, the empath’s discerning mind recognizes this behaviour for what it is-passive-aggression.
This is when the empath turns into the narcissist’s narcissist. Empaths are rarely, if ever, physically confrontational. They are tactical creatures – they have the ability to soak up a lot of abuse. They laugh and brush it off until things reach a breaking point.
And then everything changes.
Empaths generally have the ability to spin things on their heads. This reaction completely shocks the toxic people and tells them who is in charge. The realization of this toxicity is known to put the empath into a state of resentment for the narcissist, quite unlike their primary characer.
The empath seeks to destroy the narcissists’ entire ego-consciousness, which gives them their delusional power, based on their extreme low self-esteem! Narcissists lack the very same empathy that the empath typifies. They associate with people, with the sole goal of draining their energy, sabotaging them, and bringing them down to their miserable level.
This low vibration state is what the empath fights against. In their plutonic state, an empath thus becomes a narcissist’s narcissist. Mirroring them, the empath becomes devoid of empathy for the narcissist, turning extremely cold and aiming to destroy their fragile egos.
Empaths undergo many traumas and transformations in their lives, a source of their abundant empathy, and possess little ego of their own. The death of the ego, is an empath’s calling card– and from that point onward, they are on a mission to nullify that, in whoever they come across.
Empaths intuitively understand the negativity of the ego. They recognise the human ego, is the cause of every single quarrel, fight, war, oppression, abuse, bullying in our world.
An empath reaction to the inappropriate behaviour or attack of toxic people, is eternal silence. The sooner they can discover who the real abuser is, the wiser they become as a human.
The majority of negativity against empaths are therefore projections of the bad things that the person inflicting the toxic behaviour did to themselves or the way they perceive themselves. Narcissists and people with some degree of narcissistic tendencies tend to, and love to, use projection so that they can play victim as when needed, despite being the aggressor.
So, empaths have already won the game of life, without really wanting to participate in the proceedings. They pave the high road and always walk it.