It felt like work and dating is supposed to be fun. Frankly I think the whole debate over whether or not victims attract their abuser is a waste of time. Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it Exaggerating achievements and talents Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty, or the perfect mate Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people Requiring constant admiration Having a sense of entitlement Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations Taking advantage of others to get what you want Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others Being envious of others and believing others envy you Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner While most people may seem to exhibit hints of narcissism here and there, people with NPD cross the line of healthy confidence and believe they are more important than everyone else all of the time. Someone dies; they have to sell their business ASAP; they are stuck overseas due to a medical condition, airline strike, the weather, sun spots, or they got kidnapped by pirates. Meet ASAP.
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Keep in mind that all manipulative people rely on three things from their victim:
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