For as long as they can. Narcissists need people. They have to have someone to envy them; agree with them; think they are they greatest thing in the world and so on. You are pretty much in their world to be what they need you to be not what you are. They only act of kindness you get is when they notice you have had about enough of them and since they don't want someone to leave their life they throw you something to make you feel special for a bit; then its back to them. And if you do decided to leave well its YOUR loss of course.
OF COURSE! Mines is doing that now. They'd do anything to make themselves look like the saint. That is classic narcissist behavior. You have to be pretty careful in knowing who your friends are and who the narcissist has gotten to. I hate to say it but in order to figure out what the narcissist is up to, you have to think like a narcissist. Of course that makes you look bad, like you ARE a narcissist (you've probably picked up some narcissist behaviors being around one anyway) so BE CAREFUL. My narcissist called this game "Ex Caliber" after King Arthur's sword. He said people who were pure and of good intentions could slip past his defenses. Translation: You better make yourself look better than the narcissist and dodge the mud he's flinging if you want to keep your friends!
It's normal and it's the thing to do. By staying in touch with the friends of the narcissist it still links you to the narcissist. Move on and start a new future. What friends? A true narcissist has no real loyal friends. They are known as supply. Those friends who are true to you will "self select" and will make their choice when you break up. However, if they want to maintain contact with the "narcissist" then you need to set them free. It just creates chaos in your life.
No. A narcissist can't be friends. Friends give of themselves. A narcissist will never give you anything on the level of friendship. Write this down. You will be dumped, ignored, he will start "no contact." All this for a reaction. If you react as if this bothers you, then he has placed you in the targeted position and eventually will manipulate you into giving him the main thing that he is after, some sort of supply.
He came to look in your mirror.
People have long-term relationships with all sorts of people. Having a long-term relationship with a narcissist may not be your cup of tea, but it certainly is possible to do so.
Because they are always trolling for admirers. They can't believe no one would want to speak to them - they're perfect, right? LOL
Yes, I believe that this is true, it doesn't have to be another woman. I have recently witnessed someone that I believe is a narcissist (but not a malignant narcissist) go FROM an NS of male friends TO an NS of another woman. But the male friends were the NS for quite some time. I think the narcissist will use as an NS anyone - male or female - that satisfies his need for narcissistic supply.
By exposing them ,showing them you know what their true face is and going No Contact.
yes, they can make you feel NOT included with family or friends. your not in their plans. When you are around his friends especially, you are looked at as if you are interupting something!
I am not sure what "meaningful" means - but many narcissists have long term relationships with their sources of supply (not necessarily with other narcissists).
They feed off of YOUR reactions.
ask a grown up!!!!Keep them away from your mother!!!!!
Bring attention to these false accusations, keep digging into them and eventually the judge will see there is no substance to them. The narcissist will be descredited.
Call for help faster, keep in touch with long distant relatives/friends.
As long as the narcissist is seeking councelling and they are WILLING to be there. They can change and make great improvements, however, they will never be normal. That is the price one pays for thinking that they are a god.
Because the narcissist always has to have someone to kick around. As long as you're available to kick around, he's happy to keep up some sort of relationship. As soon as you stand up on your own two feet,, he starts to look for someone else to kick.
Yes, They are still friends and they will keep it that way for a long time.
can two people who are narcissists get married and be happy, how canthey keep up their mask
They will not change, or even realize they are a narcissist. And you will get more and more annoyed.
Keep your friends close and enemies closer means to keep your friends close to you but keep your enemies closer because you have to keep an eye on them. That's just what i think
No. A narcissist cannot change. Narcissism is an untreatable personality disorder. It is unrealistic to believe a narcissist can change any behavior. In the world of the narcissist, he or she is center, remorseless, and sees no reason to change. He may manipulate his chosen one into believing he will change as manipulation and omnipotence are core to his insatiable need to control and keep his partner. Losing is not an option for the narcissist. Because of his inability to feel remorse, the narcissist acts out normal responses based purely on observation of others. He may say he will stop drinking to keep the relationship of abuse and chaos intact. Indeed, he cannot perceive a reason not to do exactly as he chooses to do. The narcissist lacks the ability to be accountable to any person or promise. He has no sense of remorse, no need or feelings for others exept to objectify
I Keep it no longer then 6 days......I give it out to friends and family. I never freeze my pea soup!
A borderline. Essentially a more emotionally reactive narcissist.
No, the narcissist does not know, after all he is perfect and everyone else around him is at fault.