I am not sure that there is a way for the partner to know if they have been with a narcissist. But I do know my therapist began to come to that conclusion after ony a few sessions... I had no idea mine was... My Thrapist started to peel away some of the dirt covering my wounds and came to the conclusion that not only did I spent the last ten years with an NPD (narcissictic personality disorder) female, but she was verbally abusive on top of it all... I moved out (of course she never asked me to, but it was damned cold and miserable at home) 5 months ago and have been scrambling to regain my balance. After much talking and writing (talking that my partner and I never did) I now see the signs of the bad relationship. if you are aware enough that you feel something is very lopsided in the relationship, I think that is one of the biggest clues. example: my partner's daughter was no angel, but my daughter (not a perfect kid) could do no right, and hers was just "working on it" my friends were just barely OK but hers were more important. We spent almost every holiday at her family's, but I felt it was an imposition to invite my daughter. It was just convenience that most of my family lived out of state... If you think you may be with an NPD, then the first thing you feel fading is the 'you' part of the relationship... Just pay attention to the Toby Keith Song "I wanna talk about me" and see if you can identify with what he is saying... If you search hard enough, you should be able to interperate what the answer will be... == How you feel (and behave) could be a red flag that you have been with a narcissist. Things like an odd feeling all along something was not right. Or that you will never be good enough. You can also get vibes from him. He wants to get under you skin, find out everything about you. You feel exposed and exploited. Used, deceived and tricked. You might start feeling irritable, anxious and suspicous of everyone. I was told by a PhD who counseled my ex-fiance' and I as a couple, and my ex alone that he was more than likely a Narcissist. Because my ex hadn't seen the PhD long enough - the PhD wasn't able to do an official diagnosis, but he was the one who brought it to my attention. I didn't know what it was before. Additionally, a different PhD I saw thought he was an N also, based on what I shared. I have had a hard time admitting this. Knowing how the victim feels helps to create a much clearer picture. What you have both said above 'really' resonates with my experience, especially the 'fading' of yourself, lopsidedness, and the feeling that 'something isn't right'. I gathered as much information as I could before canceling the wedding (8 weeks prior). It was the most difficult decision of my life. I suppose I am continually seeking information to confirm I made the right decision. Thanks...
The definition of the word "responded" is simply to answer somebody's question or to just reply to whatever it is they are saying. In a congregation, it is a reply to a priest.
You cannot. You simply cannot.
He simply finds a new source.
A "true" narcissist will always, without fail, attempt to hang onto any relationship in which the narcissist gains "narcissistic supply." A "true" narcissist will not be deterred! They will do what it takes, say what it takes and follow-up with whatever actions are necessary to hang onto narcissistic supply. They will attempt to rekindle the broken relationship because they do not accept the fact that the relationship is over. If you respond in any manner...ie...phone calls, text messages, letters...etc...the narcissist accepts this as proof that he still holds some interest in your life. He will remain relentless in his attempt to gain any attention whatsoever from his supply...ie...you! You may find it flattering that someone seems so attached to you that they will do anything to keep you around, but just know that you are not a human being in the sense that we are human beings. People, to the "true" narcissist", are simply objects in which to gain the attention they so desperately crave. If you can accept that fact (and it is a fact) feel free to continue a relationship with a narcissist. However, if you ever wish to have a meaningful and intimate relationship, you should search out and find a healthy human being. The narcissist will always be a narcissist and there is nothing in the world that will change that fact. Nothing! It is unfortunate because, generally speaking, narcissists are talented, charming and successful people. They simply do not possess empathy or compassion for any human on the planet. Those emotions are not present in the narcissist nor will they ever become present. The part of the psychological make up found in normal-healthy minds is absolutely missing in the narcissist. EXAMPLE: If a person were born without legs, that person could have artificial legs attached. However, the artificial legs will never "grow" naturally. A person born without empathy or the capacity to love does have the ability to observe the behaviors of others who feel empathy and love. The narcissist can learn to mimick the behaviors of empathy and love. The narcissist will never have the ability to "grow" feelings of empathy or love. That simple!
a relationship is simply knowing another sim
In theory, it's possible for a narcissist to feel sorry. A diagnosis for NPD doesn't really require a lack of empathy and a god complex isn't even one of the criteria. Unfortunately, I've never seen any reports of a narcissist feeling genuine remorse. This could simply be because we don't think of anybody who can genuinely feel remorse as a potential narcissist.
He/she wants something. == Just ignore him. He will simply go elsewhere to play games.
You don't! That's simply not possible for someone with a personality disorder that's incurable. YOU GET AWAY FROM THEM ASAP!
you could simply tell him/her that you wouldn't be in a relationship if their was nothing good about them. you could simply tell him/her that you wouldn't be in a relationship if their was nothing good about them.
They are simply rectangular arrays of numbers.
There is no relationship. She would simply be your first cousin's wife.
I am assuming you are referring to 1. a malignant narcissist and 2. close as meaning intimate. My initial response is simply no. Narcissist do not see others as "people" but view others more like "things". This is evident in how they respond to others. Narcissists lack empathy and altruism within their personality. Empathy and altruism would be vital ingredients to a healthy and close relationship. In general N's treat other people like things. Things are used, manipulated, and discarded. We dont consider "Things" to have feelings. They are just objects. Therefore we dont consider our relationship to "things" as intimate. When people do attempt to replace intimate relationships with humans to attempting to have an "intimate" relationship with a thing or action we often refer to this as addictive behavior i.e. alcoholism etc... Generally N's are incapable of intimate, close personal relationships.
Because he can. OR - Simply because he feels like it. Narcissists are pathological. They have no remorse, no feelings, no empathy and NO BOUNDARIES.
Simply determine not to use it.
Female fans would often kiss him when they were in close proximity to him, he simply responded by giving a kiss back.
starting a relationship with someone in jail is simply a stupid idea.
To a narcissist, losing control is simply not an option. He'll take a hit but you can bet that he'll plan his next move carefully.
There is no reason why they can't. It is simply a matter of having the two samples tested using the same methods. The results should be able to determine the level of relationship.
There is no relationship. You do not share a common ancestor. The connection is simply through marriage.
The relationship is simply that plant cells perform the process of photosynthesis respiration.
You would call this "dating" or simply "a relationship." If you get married, you would call this a "marriage."
Even psychiatrists can't answer this question. A Narcissist has a deep core in them that is extremely complex (many things in one) and their behavior is usually learned from their environment (family.) Example: A young man or woman growing up can be over-shadowed by a mother/father that never lets him/her grow up, or a cruel mother/father or one that deserts him/her, thus, he/she begins to hate the opposite sex. A Narcissist is about control and therefore when a woman/man speaks of love for them the Narcissist feels owned or possessed and they don't like the feeling because they need that total control. Narcissist almost always choose submissive type personalities (easier to control and play head games with.) This DOES NOT mean that a shy or loving mate of a Narcissist is weak at all. The Narcissist is simply the preditor and the victim is their prey. Some Narcissists can hate women or vice-versa with a vengence, but then again, many men/women can hate the opposite sex and not be a Narcissist. Some Narcissists adore women and really try to have a normal relationship, but of course it always fails because of the control issue.
It is usually simply known as "host".
If you don't have a psychiatric degree then it's simply "arm chair psychology" and no one should try putting a label on another person. The word "narcissist" has been battered around on this board too often, when the person could be suffering from anything from depression, alcohol, drug abuse, etc.