Malignant narcissists are inherently dangerous characters. They can be good actors and covert. But they always exploit and abuse.
Most bullies enjoy demeaning, torturing, belittling, etc. It gives them a feeling of power and a sense of superiority. Worse, to them, it’s fun!
The more seriously narcissistic a person is, the more entitled and expectational they’re likely to be.
There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.
We need our egos to navigate an often hostile, unloving world. And we need ego to mediate our baser instincts, too. But an ego too full of itself is always a problem, a destroyer of relationships, and often, of societies, too.
Heart thieves know just what to say and do to win you over. But whether they have the character to truly love you is quite another matter.
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Some disturbed characters exhibit a pathology that goes well beyond their narcissism. The folks I call the “aggressive personalities” fit this category.
Why Most Narcissists Can’t Truly Love Most narcissists can’t truly love. And that’s primarily because they have trouble with the foundational principle or “commandment” of wholesome character. I introduced this principle in Character Disturbance and discuss it at length in Essentials for the Journey. In short, this principle involves being aware of one’s relationship to … Continue reading Why Most Narcissists Can’t Truly Love
Expoloitative narcissists almost always have a selfish, hidden agenda when they “love bomb” or otherwise seduce you. They might show great interest in you, which can be highly intoxicating. However, their interest is almost always self-serving. And, sadly, too many folks these days mistake interest for regard.