Narcissists — people with a grandiose sense of entitlement — are particularly damaging to be in a relationship with. They spin lies to keep you hooked, while they simultaneously chip away at your self-esteem.
Is it bad to be in a relationship with a narcissist?
Its certainly possible to have a relationship with a narcissist, but its going to be emotionally and psychologically exhausting. Narcissists drain all the life and spirit from their partner, using them as an emotional — and sometimes literal — punching bag.
What do narcissists struggle with?
Narcissists have high self-esteem. The thing is, they lack a secure sense of self-esteem, having what researchers call “fragile high self-esteem.” This form of high self-esteem is extremely dependent on external validation and self-deception or having fantasies of success, power, and beauty.
Why are narcissists never happy?
The narcissist is driven by a powerful inner need for gratification. The narcissist can take pleasure in the exercise of power and the subjugation of others, but they cant feel happiness from any source. They cant feel the joy of a loving relationship – theyre incapable of love.