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.
Have you ever dated or been in a relationship with someone who seemed to put you down at every turn and sabotage you? Who treated your accomplishments with contempt or your success with callous indifference? If so, you may have encountered a pathologically envious narcissist.
“Narcissists of the grandiose variety are much easier to spot as they exhibit the overtly vain, exploitative, self-entitled, and aggressive behavior commonly associated with narcissism. The covert or vulnerable narcissist on the other hand, is less conspicuous.”
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?
I mourned the fact that there will never be a possibility of us having a good relationship, no matter how badly I may want one. I accepted that there have been people and friends I have met along my journey that have been more help and guidance to me than my mom ever was or will be.
They don’t want love, they want attention.
ISTJs would impose overly moralistic judgments on others that are contradicted by their own behavior behind closed doors. They would also abuse their power.
They have rigidly high standards and wants things done their way or no way at all.