Narcissists have a way of preying upon vulnerability. They use flattery to appeal to those whose self-esteem is low and shower them with attention. But often there are little signs that there is something amiss. Narcissists may talk too much about themselves and not show concern for their significant other (e.g., think of a boyfriend doesn’t open doors for you). Usually, the narcissist is overly concerned with showing off the relationship to others, such as on Facebook. The one dating the narcissist is ultimately just a prop to show off. It’s understandable how someone desperate for a relationship could fall for a narcissist, but the long-term results can be devastating.
- A narcissist can be compared to an animal that preys for sport rather than for survival.
- A narcissist knows how to flatter you and make you feel good about yourself, but he is actually reciting lines from a script.
- After being involved with a narcissist, you may start to doubt yourself.
“I was a willing participant in our relationship. I simply made the mistake of thinking it was real.”