He doesn’t care about your feelings, thoughts or ideas.
They don’t “do” feelings. They claim to be above them, more “evolved” than people who wear their hearts on their sleeve.
HE DIDN’T BLACK OUT. EVERYTHING HE DID WAS INTENTIONAL. HE WAS THIRTY SIX. I WAS FOURTEEN. HE KNEW. HE KNEW. HE KNOWS.
Look for these warning signs and spare yourself the suffering—if the guy you’re falling in love with exhibits many of these traits, you should run, not walk, away from him.
Narcissists want you to believe that even your best efforts are not good enough. The reason they do this is so they can keep you scurrying about for their approval, but never quite receiving it.
Let’s be friends for the narcissist means let’s be friends — with benefits. Don’t fall for the “let’s be friends” ploy. Doing so will land you straight in La La land, where you will spend months, if not years, tolerating their multiple sex partners, disappearing acts, and your making monthly visits to the doctor’s office to ensure you haven’t contracted an STD.
I became convinced that if I just tried harder, things would go back to the way they were.
I’m a charming man, easy to fall for but just barely, fleetingly. It becomes clear to women that I am dangerous. I am too critical of everything and everyone, myself included.
Gaslighting is perhaps one of the most insidious manipulative tactics out there because it works to distort and erode your sense of reality; it eats away at your ability to trust yourself and inevitably disables you from feeling justified in calling out abuse and mistreatment.
They don’t make plans according to your schedule, they just let you to wait around all day for them and automatically expect that you will be ready and at their service when they come calling.