If you could boil down the whole farce that is living underneath the narcissist regime it is this:
Narcissists believe that you are useless.
Flawed, incapable, dependent, inhuman.
The irony here is that it’s everything the narcissist believes about themselves! Remember, they don’t see you as an autonomous person, rather as part of their psyche.
The only thing you need, dear empath? Stop giving life to their projections. Believe in their opposite.