He ties his words around you like a corset, fashioning you into his soulmate. Fast-forwarding intimacy on all levels, he plays the victim, weaving a sad story about betrayal by his previous partner who you will later come to learn is also a victim.
The Secret Language Of Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims
These pathological individuals walk among us every day in their false masks, often unseen and unnoticed because of how eerily normal they are.
“a picture of me drinking coffee next to a window”
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” —Benjamin Franklin
Once you catch on to who the narcissist really is, you’ll want to stay far away. They aren’t interested in your life, and love the sound of their own voices so much that they don’t listen to anybody else
The narcissist thrives on control and domination and the codependent loves to give up their power. It’s a match made in “anti” mental-health heaven, if you will. If you find yourself continually attracting narcissists, it might be time to think about why they’re so darn irresistible.
Bottom line? Self-esteem doesn’t come from a selfie. It comes from within.
As our faces and our bodies and our self-esteem changes, so does what we learn from taking this very up close and personal photos of ourselves.