The Dark Empath: Understanding the Signs and Protecting Yourself from Emotional Manipulation

Sherile Turner-Myles
7 min readApr 26

A dark empath, also known as an inverted empath, is a type of empath who possesses the ability to sense and understand the emotions of others intuitively but may also use this ability to manipulate and control others for their own benefit. Like covert narcissists, they can display self-centred, manipulative, and controlling behaviours.

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Sherile Turner-Myles

I write about Covert Narcissism and other Personality Disorders, and how they impact relationships.