They lack all empathy. In fact, they are incapable of seeing the world through other people’s eyes. They are only concerned with how other people affect them.
Many of those qualities are probably the same ones that the friends and family members of the partners value in them. Narcissists, however, unfortunately know how to exploit those qualities to their advantage.
The female malignant narcissist is not just vain and self-absorbed. She is also a covert bully who ensnares fellow female friends, relationship partners and family members into her toxic web.
Social media has been blamed for breeding narcissists, but the fact of the matter is, narcissists have always existed. Social media has just given them an extra tool to terrorize people.
Do narcissists really suffer from low self-esteem, or does their pathological behavior stem from something deeper and more sinister?
When working with individuals who are displaying symptoms of narcissistic victim syndrome, the thing that I notice most of all is that the person feels so torn because they don’t understand what has happened to them.
They don’t want love, they want attention.