I read this in a book titled something like "Personality Disorders in Modern Life" published by Wiley: There are two factors that determine whether someone is cheating (i.e. whether someone is sexually promiscuous or sexually conservative). One is impulsiveness. In other words, lovers/spouses with impulsive behaviors will cheat more often than those who don't. The other factor is Narcissism! Narcissists cheat more often than those who don't. It would be a safe bet that a partner with NPD would be more likely to enter into affairs albeit very brief then someone with a stable personality. We call them affairs because the promiscuous one still holds onto the original relationship whilst exploring other ones. A narcissist would like to hold onto the original one as a safe base. He or she may tire of the original source yet not wanting to completely let go, until he or she is satisfied that the newer source will provide the fix that he or she needs. If that is discovered i.e. the new source will provide a new and fresh fix, you can be guranteed that the NPD will dump you in a cold hearted manner. If the new source is not a promising new fix, then the NPD will stick by you a little longer yet still explore the field- like a Shark testing its prey i.e. bite and taste, if the shark doesnt like what it tastes it will swim away and not bite again. Sometimes there will be a stage in this process, which I think is the most dangerous and mentally damaging situation, that is the NPD may stick with you through the transition period. He or she will still use words like "I love you" or "i would never cheat", even though the NPD is actually in the setup stage with its new source. The mentally damaging part of this is that the victim will see the tell tail signs, i.e. sudden distance in communication and or physical attributes such as sex. When the victim goes to confront the NPD of those signs, the NPD will manipulate the victim into thinking that he or she is just being paranoid, possessive, smothering, and worthless. The NPD will then use that as get-out clause i.e. you were to paranoid, you were to possessive and therefore break up and blame you for the break up when in the end you were not in the wrong. When something doesn't smell or look right then it usually isn't- keep well away from those dangerous creatures.
Yes. Most psychopaths are also narcissists. However, most narcissists are not psychopaths.Yes. Most psychopaths are also narcissists. However, most narcissists are not psychopaths.Yes. Most psychopaths are also narcissists. However, most narcissists are not psychopaths.Yes. Most psychopaths are also narcissists. However, most narcissists are not psychopaths.
This is the correct spelling. Narcissists.
All narcissists fall in love - with THEMSELVES!
narcissists torture to get a reaction. they feed off that energy
narcissists make the best teachers :P
Yes, there are some somatic narcissists who are gay.
I don't think this kind of behavior is unique to narcissists.
There really won't ever be accurate statistics or answers for this question as no one is willing to admit to cheating or affairs.
== == * There are no statistics available. Very few narcissists are diagnosed as such because they often avoid therapy and detection altogether. * Wow...in my situation, she married someone that is obvious N supply for her. He caters to her and treats her like a queen and once she looked at him and at me and said "Laura thinks I'm spoiled...do YOU think I'm spoiled?" The look I got from her was playful at first, but then one of "HA HA" and she finally said "she's just jealous cause her husband doesn't do this for her!"
No. Narcissists can be only children, middle, large families. No correlation.
Narcissists can change if they want to, and if they are willing to put in the effort. They will likely need therapy to help them to do this.
Everything about Narcissists is to one extreme or the other. So yes. It is common.
Sometimes. Narcissists want to be waited on and catered too. Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Narcissists do NOT fear abandonment - they fear being without "supply" and not in total control.
No they do not
Narcissists will often get depressed when they lack narcississtic supply (some kind of admiration from others.)
There are no specific statistics to give you because a large percentage of Narcissists refuse counseling.11% is what I read. It is supposed to be relatively rare, which is odd because it seems like there is a huge victim community out there.
Yes ... and no.