How does a narcissist act when they are cheating?

How does a narcissist act when they are cheating?

Projection is a hallmark sign of the narcissist. If they are cheating (which is more common among narcissists than others), they will accuse you of cheating. These accusations ramp up when you go out of town or engage in an activity without them. Also, time away means less attention for them.

Should I warn the narcissist’s new supply?

No matter how tempted you may be to warn them of the truth – don’t do it. Don’t try to save the narcissist’s new supply. They will never believe you, just as you wouldn’t have believed anyone if they had tried to warn you, all that time ago. It will only backfire on you.

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What happens to a narcissist when they are deprived of supply?

The narcissist is poised to commit the ultimate narcissistic act: self-destruction in the service of self-aggrandisement. When deprived of Narcissistic Supply – both primary AND secondary – the narcissist feels annulled, hollowed out, or mentally disembowelled.

How does a narcissist react to the absence of something they need?

Very much as a drug addict would react to the absence of his particular drug. The narcissist constantly consumes (really, preys upon) adoration, admiration, approval, applause, attention and other forms of Narcissistic Supply. When lacking or deficient, a Narcissistic Deficiency Dysphoria sets in.

Why do narcissists come back when you love them?

Another reason the narcissist might reach back out is that although the narcissist might be considerably happy when they start love bombing a new person, they also understand that all relationships (involving them) are doomed from the very start.

How does a narcissist treat his friends and family?

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Having failed to procure for him his “drug’ (Narcissistic Supply), the narcissist regards friends, colleagues, and even family members as dysfunctional, frustrating objects. In his wrath, he tries to mend them by forcing them to perform again, to function.