To examine whether narcissists could be capable of empathizing with another person’s suffering, they asked study participants to read an excerpt describing the break up of a relationship.
No matter how severe the hypothetical scenario was, high-narcissists did not show any empathy for the subject. This was true even in situations where the subject of the excerpt suffered overwhelming depression.
Researchers then asked study participants to take the perspective of the target person. …..
This indicates that it may be possible for narcissists to empathize with others in the correct circumstances. They key is encouraging
them to consider the situations from
another point of view.