Narcissists typically are untrustworthy partners due to their lack of empathy, desire for thrill-of-the-chase games and exploitative natures; such individuals tend to pursue relationships only to receive praise and admiration from them.
Additionally, they can often be abusive – love bombing you during the initial stages of a relationship before abruptly breaking it off and dumped you later.
Narcissists are self-centered
Relationships with narcissists often put their needs before yours; they will constantly talk about themselves and exaggerate their accomplishments, believing they deserve everything that comes their way. Furthermore, they often blame others for their behavior and any problems; such as when their child receives poor grades on tests or their spouse is abusive toward them; these relationships often become toxic over time and lead to dependence which can become extremely damaging over time.
Personality traits associated with narcissists in relationships include believing they are superior to everyone and that others must obediently obey their demands. Narcissists believe they are special and expect others to admire and worship them; when this doesn’t happen they become angry, threaten leaving or use manipulation/gaslighting tactics against their partner(s).
Another distinguishing trait of narcissists is their strong feelings of envy for other people and their fortune or wealth. Narcissists will often criticise others’ property or finances negatively or make false accusations to provoke anger among them, and can even steal other people’s work or downplay contributions at work to their own gain; such behaviors can not only cause great hurt to other individuals but can be dangerous in itself.
Narcissists often feel superior to other people and use this perception of superiority as leverage to get what they want from others. Additionally, narcissists tend to judge others harshly and treat them with disdain; people who do not bow down to them or challenge their authority are especially concerning to them; therefore shaming or bullying tactics may be used against such opponents in order to maintain power and status.
Living with a narcissist can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Try remaining calm and refraining from making accusations or starting fights; focus instead on your personal goals and strive to become a better person; if possible create an internal support network and seek professional therapy; this way you’ll develop strategies for dealing with their behaviors more effectively.
They lack empathy
Narcissists lack empathy, making it hard for them to understand the feelings of others. Because of this, they frequently use manipulation to influence their partners into believing they adore them – enabling them to get away with unfaithfulness more easily. Furthermore, these individuals often lie to their partners about even minor matters – for instance claiming never having cheated when in reality they did or that their focus was solely on themselves when together – ultimately leading to toxic relationships.
Narcissists tend to love bomb their victims by lavishing them with praise and gifts, lasting anywhere from several months to several years. Once this stage ends, narcissists transition into exploitative behavior where they punish, discard and try to ruin reputations of victims – often without realizing they’re doing more harm than good – unknowingly continuing the cycle and doing nothing but harming those they claim they love most in society. Narcissists cannot comprehend they’re doing so much damage without being accountable to anyone but themselves narcissists don’t realize they don’t deserve this treatment either – neither they nor can take responsibility.
Narcissists don’t abide by a moral code that requires them to play by fair rules. Their relationships usually disintegrate due to an inability for non-transactional dynamics to exist between partners.
At first glance, narcissists may appear charming and likeable; however, they are actually highly manipulative and insecure individuals who need to feel superior to other people and must be admired and envied by them. Additionally, they do not believe they can find love within one relationship and instead seek attention from multiple sources as much as possible; consequently they often end up unfaithful to one partner after the next.
When dating a narcissist, it’s crucial to establish healthy boundaries. Avoid sharing personal information or allowing too much control of your emotions to them; do not tolerate their bad behavior such as stalking, snooping, or listening in on conversations; if this becomes impossible to do on its own, seek professional assistance such as BetterHelp which has an extensive network of therapists that can match you within 48 hours!
They have a need for the thrill of the chase
Narcissists tend to be highly impulsive individuals, making it no surprise that they tend to cheat. Narcissists will do anything it takes to gain attention and adoration from others; their expertise lies in manipulating others into falling for deceptions they perpetrate upon victims. Furthermore, these people need the thrill of the chase in relationships – often without regard for feelings or wellbeing of partners they encounter along the way.
Narcissists seek constant narcissistic gratification and are also image-conscious individuals, often engaging in attempts to boost their egos through social media posts or exaggerated achievements and talents. Narcissists will also attempt to draw attention by being sarcastic or dismissing competitors; believing themselves superior over everyone else and expecting acknowledgement as such.
Narcissists often seek partners who will cater to their every whim and meet all their needs, often without realizing their actions are hurtful to others. They may use sarcasm and teasing tactics in order to manipulate their partner, and may seek out people with histories of codependency as partners.
Narcissists often encounter love in ways that are shallow and self-serving; they don’t know what true love means, let alone how to reciprocate it. Furthermore, narcissists have an unfortunate tendency for mistreating partners due to a lack of empathy; often viewing themselves as victims instead.
If you are currently involved with a narcissist, the best way to protect yourself and establish your identity is by setting boundaries and creating your own space. One effective strategy for doing this is keeping a list of reasons why you want out and reading them when the narcissist attempts to bring you back with charm or promises of change. In addition, seek support from friends and family as well as professional assistance – this might all help.
Keep in mind that narcissists will try to gaslight their victims to maintain control. They might tell you they only understand you or discount any concerns as invalid – these tactics are designed to make you feel powerless so don’t succumb. Instead, create an action plan and follow through.
They have a fear of abandonment
Narcissists often fear being abandoned, which makes emotional attachments impossible for them. People become interchangeable to them once their purpose has been served and may be cast aside when no longer necessary. Furthermore, these people often lie or exaggerate things to seem more impressive and when exposed by others this makes them feel threatened and that their world is falling apart.
Narcissists who feel abandoned often resort to gaslighting in an attempt to control and avoid being criticized by their partner, devaluing them and making them feel insignificant – actions which can be highly damaging to one’s health and are indicative of abusive relationships; you can protect yourself by becoming familiar with signs of toxic narcissists.
Narcissists are masterful at cheating their partners. They may engage in multiple relationships at the same time and sleep with anyone willing to give them attention, and can even have long-term affairs – something empaths must recognize early so that they can escape such relationships quickly. If you identify as an empath, it’s especially crucial that you recognize narcissistic behavior early and exit quickly from a relationship if possible.
Even though many narcissists can be unfaithful, not all are. Some might remain faithful if they believe their partner has equal wealth or social standing – or can get something of value from them, such as attention or an narcissistic supply source.
Narcissists often possess traits of insecurity and self-centeredness in both relationships; yet, they cannot see how their actions may harm those closest to them. Beyond lying, these individuals can also be overly flirtatious with others or become possessive of those with more power than them – this can leave friends and family members reeling with no one who they can turn to for support or advice.