If a narcissist can't love, then how can he be happy? A narcissist told me that he is never happy. Being happy is an emotion. So when they are laughing and smiling, they are just mirroring.

Narcissists understand jokes and jokes can make them laugh as much as anyone else. It's better though if a joke positively correlates with their values (like if a narcissistic brunette is told a joke that revolves around the motive of a

Does social media make it harder to escape the clutches of a narcissist?

I'm being honest here if the person is actually a narcissist that's not a family member (that's another story) then cut them off block them on social media if you really want them out of your life.If you go looking they will definitely see you wriggling In their web where

Does social media make it harder to escape the clutches of a narcissist?

I'm being honest here if the person is actually a narcissist that's not a family member (that's another story) then cut them off block them on social media if you really want them out of your life.If you go looking they will definitely see you wriggling In their web where

How to deal with a narcissistic perfectionist parent

I am going to cut to the chase because when I was your age, I wish someone had given it to me straight: you parents are who they are and you need to make peace with it. If they are personality disordered, addicted, abusive or otherwise sick, please know that they are only doing what they themselves learned growing

Does a true narcissist have children?

Interesting hypothesis, but, though I'm not a professional, I can tell you from personal experience that narcissists surely can and do. In fact, the narcissist can become quite beloved by his/her offspring.First, it's important to recognize that narcissism exists on a sliding scale,

What is a narcissist?

A person that is personality disordered and will be disordered until the day they die.They have zero empathy, use and exploit people. Their children are not loved but are little mirrors..extensions of themselves. Their romantic partners are their primary sources of supplies.They seek out empaths and codependents

Has anyone ever experienced parental alienation when divorcing a covert or overt narcissist?

I had a case that involved parental alienation and a borderline opposing party. To the extent a narcissist has

How do covert narcissists deal with rejection?

They blame you or someone else for you leaving. They start a nice big neighborhood smear campaign against you, telling everyone you are crazy and that you abused them. They scramble to cover up any evidence that it was in fact the other way around. And lastly, most important on the

How do covert narcissists deal with rejection?

They blame you or someone else for you leaving. They start a nice big neighborhood smear campaign against you, telling everyone you are crazy and that you abused them. They scramble to cover up any evidence that it was in fact the other way around. And lastly, most important on the

How does a narcissist handle grief?

Handle grief for what? I think the answer would strongly depend on that information.It seems like if a relationship ends, then they grieve for themselves, not the loss of the relationship itself, but for what they are losing. Like if they lose some of their status, or income, or can no longer go to fancy parties.Here's

What do narcissists do to entertain themselves?

Horror movies, action movies, movies which don't involve having their understand emotions.Skydiving, or other adrenaline pumping activities.Anything where they can show off and be the limelight.These are a few things. Here's the reasons why, respectiveyThey have immature emotions, so movies involving caring about others can be tedious and confusingThey are dissatisfied in general, and looking for things

What are the pros and cons of being a narcissist?

Pros are that you can feel nothing and do as you please without fear of hurting someone because you really don't care about anything or anyone but yourself.Cons are that no one sticks around in your life for long and boredom is your main stream of life. Nothing and no one can make you happy for more

Do narcissists know that they are narcissists? If not, how do they figure it out to get treatment or help?

From my experience, though he didn't have a diagnosis, he recognised he had Machiavellian tendencies and a liking for the dark. He openly admits he has Narc traits (most of us do) but then in the same breath he'd tell you he was an empath because he must be as he was so good at reading people.This same

Can you successfully 're-parent' a narcissist?

Schema therapy is, in effect, teaching the patient to

Will narcissistic, abusive parents ever change?

ONLY if they want to and not without much needed therapy. No amount of talking, persuading or cajoling will get them to change if they don't want to.If you are dealing with narcissistic, abusive parents, please know that everything they do has

Do narcissists know that they are narcissists? If not, how do they figure it out to get treatment or help?

From my experience, though he didn't have a diagnosis, he recognised he had Machiavellian tendencies and a liking for the dark. He openly admits he has Narc traits (most of us do) but then in the same breath he'd tell you he was an empath because he must be as he was so good at reading people.This same

How to handle a narcissist's flying monkeys

Lots of good advice here about how to handle them and get them to see the truth. But, in my opinion, carrying out abusive behaviour - remember - ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE - with no personal ax to grind - is morally repugnant. So, I cannot look upon them as ignorant, and non understanding. I do not feel,

Is a narcissist born this way or do they become this from past relations and is there a therapy or way to make them change?

This is debatable. I believe we will find eventually that all types of mental illness are found in the brain and are genetic. That has been what I have seen in my life and I have seen lots of narcissistic people and it runs in their family, including my own. There is therapy

How to deal with a narcissistic perfectionist parent

I am going to cut to the chase because when I was your age, I wish someone had given it to me straight: you parents are who they are and you need to make peace with it. If they are personality disordered, addicted, abusive or otherwise sick, please know that they are only doing what they themselves learned growing

Will narcissistic, abusive parents ever change?

ONLY if they want to and not without much needed therapy. No amount of talking, persuading or cajoling will get them to change if they don't want to.If you are dealing with narcissistic, abusive parents, please know that everything they do has

What do people get wrong about narcissists?

For most people, Narcissist is a label applied to self-important and/or vain jerks. In reality narcissism exists on a spectrum, of which an appropriate amount is not only healthy but essential for self-respect. Narcissist Personality Disorder is a pathology characterised by people with a desperately low level of self-respect who compensate by projecting a

What are the pros and cons of being a narcissist?

Pros are that you can feel nothing and do as you please without fear of hurting someone because you really don't care about anything or anyone but yourself.Cons are that no one sticks around in your life for long and boredom is your main stream of life. Nothing and no one can make you happy for more

Is it true there are several types of narcissists?

Yes, it began 40 years ago with 11 types known types. Then sub-types were discovered and renamed. Now, we have covert, overt, disorders, and diseases, and multiple factors etc. But, frankly that's all psychobable, because most clinicians can't reliably cure

Why did I get a covert narcissist parent?

It is an unfortunate luck of the draw for you. I know how you feel and why you ask. You personally feel normal, you want to be from a normal family and be treated normally. But with a narcissistic parent, it's impossible.What you have in your favor is knowing what you're

Is a narcissist born this way or do they become this from past relations and is there a therapy or way to make them change?

This is debatable. I believe we will find eventually that all types of mental illness are found in the brain and are genetic. That has been what I have seen in my life and I have seen lots of narcissistic people and it runs in their family, including my own. There is therapy

Why are narcissists anti-social?

That depends on both the narcissist and what you mean by anti social. If you mean criminal behavior then it depends on the narcissist. There are plenty of narcissists that aren't antisocial.If you mean asocial, once again its up to the individual narcissist. I'm sure there are narcissists that

Can you successfully 're-parent' a narcissist?

Schema therapy is, in effect, teaching the patient to

Why is it that narcissists are always intelligent?

Cerebral narcissists are usually intelligent, somatic narcissists are usually dumb as a box of rocks although they are wiley. You would be too if you've gotten through life on nothing but your appearance. Somatic narcissists usually have an extremely low

Do narcissists know that they are narcissists? If not, how do they figure it out to get treatment or help?

From my experience, though he didn't have a diagnosis, he recognised he had Machiavellian tendencies and a liking for the dark. He openly admits he has Narc traits (most of us do) but then in the same breath he'd tell you he was an empath because he must be as he was so good at reading people.This same

What do narcissists do to entertain themselves?

Horror movies, action movies, movies which don't involve having their understand emotions.Skydiving, or other adrenaline pumping activities.Anything where they can show off and be the limelight.These are a few things. Here's the reasons why, respectiveyThey have immature emotions, so movies involving caring about others can be tedious and confusingThey are dissatisfied in general, and looking for things

How to identify a narcissist

Everyone is different, but most Narcissists (especially the Exhibitionistic ones) exhibit many of the following behaviors;Self-Centeredness: They are only interested in their own opinions. They rarely can stay tuned in when others start talking about themselves. They do not care what is happening in other people's lives.Dominates Conversations: Because of

Do narcissists know that they are narcissists? If not, how do they figure it out to get treatment or help?

From my experience, though he didn't have a diagnosis, he recognised he had Machiavellian tendencies and a liking for the dark. He openly admits he has Narc traits (most of us do) but then in the same breath he'd tell you he was an empath because he must be as he was so good at reading people.This same

How to deal with parental alienation when you co-parent with a covert narcissist

The first order of business is understanding.Understand what parental alienation is, ... beyond the self-evident answer. Learn about it. You cannot possibly deal with anything until you understand fully what your dealing with.Understand both what a

How to handle a patronising narcissist who I love

Love is NOT PATRONIZING and furthermore there is NO LOVE present in a relationship with a Narcissist.You handle this by leaving them and learning to LOVE YOURSELF.

Does a true narcissist have children?

Interesting hypothesis, but, though I'm not a professional, I can tell you from personal experience that narcissists surely can and do. In fact, the narcissist can become quite beloved by his/her offspring.First, it's important to recognize that narcissism exists on a sliding scale,

What do narcissists do to entertain themselves?

Horror movies, action movies, movies which don't involve having their understand emotions.Skydiving, or other adrenaline pumping activities.Anything where they can show off and be the limelight.These are a few things. Here's the reasons why, respectiveyThey have immature emotions, so movies involving caring about others can be tedious and confusingThey are dissatisfied in general, and looking for things

Do narcissist parents make a child feel guilty?

In my case- no- but with a contingency clause. From a very early age- before I was 5 at least and perhaps earlier than that- a voice came into my head- my own- and it said,

What is the dark side of being a narcissist?

The dark side to being a narcisst is BEING A NARCISST because no matter how much they attain materially of financially in this physical world they never experience true love, peace of mind, inner peace or pure joy within themself or with another because

How to best co-parent with a true covert narcissist

I partially agree with Madeleine Gallay. If it is your opinion that your partner has this personality disorder, and there is no diagnosis, you can only research the disorder, understand it, and alter the way you communicate and cooperate with your ex consistent with your understanding of the disorder. But, you keep

How do covert narcissists deal with rejection?

They blame you or someone else for you leaving. They start a nice big neighborhood smear campaign against you, telling everyone you are crazy and that you abused them. They scramble to cover up any evidence that it was in fact the other way around. And lastly, most important on the

How to handle an angry narcissist

First place distance or safety in between you. Then comment on every behavior you don't like to see. Predict the things you don't want to see acted upon. Lower your voice and speak more slowly. You should attempt to walk away and

How do narcissistic mothers parent?

Narcissistic mothers are usually detached and non-emotional. They may live vicariously through the child and project their fears onto them. Mothers with these tendencies may be more controlling and manipulative. You may seem like you're not enough and all your accomplishments are not enough. They may even compete with their child and if they feel the child is doing

How does one co-parent who is in recovery from a substance use disorder prevent a narcissistic co-parent from causing parental alienation syndrome?

Well it's gonna be hard...The reason for this is because most narcissistic parents are going to manipulate the child or children anyways. Especially about the other parent. The fact the non-narcissistic parent is in recovery for substance abuse, the narcissistic parent is going to have a hay day with

Why would a narcissist keep accusing me of cheating after already getting proof that I'm not cheating by secretly recording me for 6 months?

When I was with my ex boyfriend that is a Narc, he did the exact thing. OMG it drove me crazy. He would go through my iPad and computer, because I wasn't allowed to lock him out of anything, looking at all messages and emails. He

How does a narcissist handle grief?

Handle grief for what? I think the answer would strongly depend on that information.It seems like if a relationship ends, then they grieve for themselves, not the loss of the relationship itself, but for what they are losing. Like if they lose some of their status, or income, or can no longer go to fancy parties.Here's

What is a narcissist?

A person that is personality disordered and will be disordered until the day they die.They have zero empathy, use and exploit people. Their children are not loved but are little mirrors..extensions of themselves. Their romantic partners are their primary sources of supplies.They seek out empaths and codependents