If you find yourself "going with the flow" to your own detriment, you may be having some issues with developing healthy boundaries. Narcissists love individuals without boundaries.
You are a nurturer by nature, and you love taking care of others. It becomes a magnet to a narcissist when you will take care of others over taking care of yourself. You find yourself giving more than you get.
Heart-centered women and empaths can be runners. They run from conflict, and run to individuals who do not openly reject or isolate them. The fear of rejection and isolation can keep you quiet while a narcissist takes advantage of you. You forgive more often than not, and you never seem to hold a grudge.
Simply going with societal norms can be the worse case scenario for an empathic woman. It can be the catalyst that makes her continue in a relationship with dangerous energy. If the world says you should stay, you just might hold on longer to the narcissist to maintain the "look".
You LOVE love. When you're in LOVE, you're deeply in love. Yet, you don't process the red flags until weeks or months later. Your heart center can be overactive, and you don't realize you're dealing with a manipulative person until it's happened for a while.
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When you're on the dating scene, communication can go one of two ways: you both sit quietly and listen to crickets chirp OR you share your entire life story before the appetizers. Both of these approaches are representations of the extreme ends of the transparency spectrum.
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is great when you're allowing your heart to guide you in the right direction. However, when it comes to dating and relationships, wearing our hearts on our sleeves can get the best of us. Sharing our private stories during the dating phase can lead to our stories being used against us. Anytime we share vulnerability there is a chance for it to be used in negative ways, so share wisely.
As Brene Brown says "everyone does not deserve to hear our story."
The transparency spectrum can go from closed and silent at one end to open and vulnerable at the other.Use the transparency spectrum to ensure you're not sharing too much information while dating.