De-shaming Narcissistic and Empathetic Traits with Somatic Subconscious Healer Jessica Benstock

Feb 02, 2021

One of my favourite humans to follow on Insta is my dear friend Jessica Benstock. Not just because she is my buddy, but because she has a way of looking at assumed notions and flipping them  upside down to look at them from multiple perspectives.

Currently, the conversation about narcissistic and empathetic personality traits is “narcissists bad” and “empaths good”.  So Jess and I decided to look at this dynamic from a different perspective. 

In reality, both narcissistic and empathic traits create a whole lot of suffering for all parties involved. When we notice these shadowy aspects that we see either in ourselves or our partners, we have a tendency to disown those parts of ourselves or judge those parts of our partners as being “bad”. This creates a fractured relationship with a very real aspect of the human experience.

This conversation is going to be helpful for anyone who has been with or been the partner in a relationship who has struggled with: 

  • boundaries 
  • control 
  • power dynamics
  • self-worth

Which is really just another way of saying that if you are a human interacting with other humans, you’re going to want to tune into this episode. 

What You'll Learn in this Episode: 

  • Understand the spectrum of narcissistic and empathic qualities as survival mechanisms
  • Discuss how the conversation around narcissistic and empathic traits needs to change to be empowering for both to heal 
  • Explore how narcissistic and empathetic qualities are manifestations of immature masculine/feminine energies 
  • Dive into how Ego Death is an avenue to dissolve narcissistic and empathic traits without shame

Your Speakers:

Kat Lee is an Intimacy + Relationship  Coach, Podcast Host and Creator of The Heart Lab, who guides folks to alchemize their emotions, cultivate conscious relationships and embody their healing journey.

Jessica Benstock  helps scaling female CEOs end their anxiety, depression, & overwhelm + create thriving mental, emotional & sexual lives through the use of subconscious therapies, mindfulness practices, meditation, trauma informed leadership techniques, and energetic cultivation.

This podcast is made possible with sound production by Andre Lagace.
Original music by
Mayan Kites

I facilitate conversations through 1:1 coaching and various community offerings to guide curious humans to remember their True Self - who they are beyond the conditioning, the "shoulds", the trauma stories + the overriding of desires. If you need permission to step into the wholeness of your emotions and Being, let me show you that you’ve been the one holding the pen.

Book a Connection Call

Listen to the Full Episode:

Find it anywhere you listen to your favourite podcasts - Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or...

Subscribe and Review us on Apple Podcasts
<<< Return to the Podcast Archives