What a Relationship With a Narcissist is Really Like

Written by Angela Atkinson

What is narcissistic abuse?

While not all abuse involves narcissists, in a large percentage of abuse cases, a narcissist is involved. Malignant narcissists are those who have little to no empathy for the people around them and who act from that perspective. That is: they don’t care how you or anyone else feels, and you can tell because of the way they treat the people around them. Narcissistic abuse involves subtle manipulation, pervasive control tactics, gaslighting, and emotional and psychological abuse.

Many narcissistic abusers might be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder – if they actually go to a psychologist for diagnosis, but this rarely happens as narcissists don’t feel that there’s anything with them. They may be overtly narcissistic, or they may be more of a covert narcissist. In either case, anyone in a close relationship with one of these toxic people will be used as a form of narcissistic supply and not treated like an actual person. Sadly, even the most intelligent and educated people can be manipulated and abused by a narcissist.

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness: This is What a Relationship With a Narcissist Is Like

Use this video to help friends and family members understand how it feels to be with a narcissist and what the psychology of these toxic relationships is really all about.

Here are a few more videos that might help – all focused on understanding the dynamics of narcissistic abuse in a toxic relationship.

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