Dealing with toxic people, in general, is hard enough, but being in a relationship with them is probably one of the worst experiences one can have. Unfortunately, many of these people — narcissists, sociopaths or, even worse, narcissistic sociopaths — are masters of manipulation and can be extremely clever when it comes to luring their victims. Some of the warning signs below may appear before you jump into a committed relationship with a toxic person. Some others, however, will become obvious later as your relationship progresses and deteriorates.
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Have you ever dealt with a narcissist and their abuse? Have you ever encountered for yourself, how a narcissist behaves when they are left alone? I have a strong belief that people who treat others poorly and have no empathy or compassion for others, will be shown no compassion in later life when their looks are gone and all that is left is an empty shell. We are always told to look on the inside, look at how someone treats others, look at their heart, and look at their soul. Nothing, zero, zilch. They have spent their entire lives abusing others, knowing what they do and without a second thought for the pain that they inflict on others time and time again.
Quiz: Is He A Narcissist?
We talk a lot about leaving the narcissist before they can discard you, and this should be done if at all possible. Sometimes it isn't possible though, and discarded partners are often left devastated, both financially and emotionally. Narcissists get bored very easily. Initially, they are intoxicated by the chase and the conquest of a new partner, and they are prone to magical thinking and idealization, which means they often believe all of their problems can be solved by "the right person.
Possibly one of the hardest things for a narcissist's loved ones to learn is how to stop explaining. It's a natural response, but it's also the exact wrong response with a narcissist. Here we will detail why that is, and what to do instead. Narcissists look at things differently than the rest of us do. They are guided by emotion.