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AVAILABLE IN AMAZON! GOING out with a narcissist, or being in a narcissistic relationship is like looking into a mirror and nothing looks back at you. How sad and challenging is that?
Many times, when you are in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic characteristics, it is very hard to admit it. Well, it is unhealthy and challenging for everyone. I believe that it is worse for someone who is an empath and/or an emotional dependent, as I was.
To understand EMPATHY, we can say that it is the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and somehow experiencing the feelings and thoughts, and experiences of another, from either the past or the present, without having the feelings, thoughts and experiences fully communicated in an explicit manner.
Just to remind you that a narcissist is a person who LACKS empathy and feels they are entitled to special treatment and none should be given to anyone else. I would like to reiterate, LACK OF EMPATHY. This is the key trait of these individuals.
They are very grandiose and they feel that the whole world should turn around them. In many cases, they have crazy or unrealistic expectations or ideas, they harbor huge fantasies, and they only want to associate with people they think are as cool or as interesting as they are.
The sad part of this point is that I have been with a narcissist who introduced me to all his ‘so-called’ talented and important friends, and I was actually sad to see it. The sad part was that he WANTED to be their friend, but I could tell that he was not part of the circle he thought he was in.
Narcissists are very superficial. They just care about themselves and themselves alone. They’re very concerned about their appearance and the appearance of people around them. Just think about them like a great FRONT, but there’s nothing behind that front. The reason that you can’t find much behind that front they present, is because they can’t be in touch with their emotions. They don’t regulate their emotions well. They’re very prone to throwing tantrums and getting angry very quickly, especially if they don’t get their way. They are also very hypersensitive to criticism. They are always ready to criticize but cannot take it back. These are some of the key elements we see in a narcissist, but having just one or two of these traits does not make a person a true narcissist. OK?
If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you should expect them to be jealous and a genius in gaslighting. Gaslighting is when they literally make you doubt your own reality and make you feel like you are going crazy.
The sad part about these individuals is that they tend to be very loyal and they will argue while getting pleasure from the misery of others. They can be mean and condescending all the time, and they will be perfectly fine.
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