That's a tough one, but I would say it can change according to the partner that they are with. Many people become 'products' of a relationship, especially long term. Loss of identity is particulalry something that I have an issue with. Are you the narcissist or the partner in this relationship? I am not the narcissist, my ex is. He seems to have had a different relationship with the girlfriend he had before me that was primarily sexual. He quickly turned to total abstinence with me. I am confused since I was under the impression that a narcissist is either one type or the other, but my ex seems to fit both profiles. I am also curious why he would treat each of us different. The other girl was pretty wild...into drugs and group sex. Seems like a no-brainer but I am so curious if our personalities may, in fact, bring out different narcissistic behavior. I am pretty tame and conservative by comparison to the other girl. Thanks for your previous answer. P.S. I wanted to add that I discovered this information about the old girlfriend after we had broken up, in the form of a very candid restraining order that had been filed by her and against my ex. I am shocked that my narcissistic partner would have associated with such a girl as he constantly preached high moral standards to me. I keep uncovering all these startling truths! Very spooky.
I would say yes ! I had very active sex life with my N. From my understanding, he rarely has relations with his current...then again...she is a beast...
All narcissists constantly switch between somatic and cerebral, inverted ad classic.
It's actually called sexual vs. intellectual. See the Related Link below.
According to Sam Vaknin, a narcissist and self-proclaimed expert on all things narcissistic, there are two types, cerebral and somatic. The cerebral type believes himself mentally superior and the somatic type belives himself to be physically and sexually superior. These two classifications however, are not universally accepted.
A somatic narcissist is someone who feels superior to others in relation to their body. So they think they are sexy or hot. A cerebral narcissist is someone who feels superior to other in relation to their mind. They see themselves as intellectually superior to others. Traditionally, males are more likely to be cerebral narcissists, while females are more likely to be somatic narcissists. However, when dealing with LGBT persons, these labels do not always line up along gender lines so neatly.
Yes Narcissist cheats. I have read one who satisfies their narcissistic supply with sex is called a Somatic Narcissist. My ex married one-and he is a pathological narcissist as I know I lived it-It is the most insidious emotional abuse one can encounter- A Somatic Narcissist tends to be very promiscuous-she/he disregards her marriage and have multiple affairs just to satisfy their need for narcissist supply -Admiration-power--The Somatic Narcissist will capture you - control you with their sexual seduction and when he/she has you completely in their control her true self will come out-cruel and unemotional-and when you no longer satisfy their narcissistic supply the Somatic Narcissist will leave you as quickly as he/she entered your life-and onto the next-As I understand Somatic Narcissist have many affairs --regardless married or not. Question what happens when one Narcissist marries another Narcissist-it should be interesting to watch
Not really. It is the conquest that matters - it buttresses and regulates the somatic narcissist's labile emotions and volatile sense of self-worth.
yes because being soo smart, the cerebral narcisst knows all too well that the somatic narcisst cant b trusted.
THE NARCISSIST CEREBRAL/SOMATIC AND THE OPPOSITE SEX This chapter deals with the male narcissist and with his "relationships" with women. It would be correct to substitute one gender for another. Female narcissists treat the men in their lives in a manner indistinguishable from the way male narcissists treat "their" women. I believe that this is the case with same sex partners. To re-iterate, Primary Narcissistic Supply (PNS) is any kind of NS provided by people who are not "meaningful" or "significant" others. Adulation, attention, affirmation, fame, notoriety, sexual conquests