He says without him I would have nothing and be no one.
When I met him years ago I was poor and struggling.
My sense of self worth has sometimes been extremely narcissistic (when a child...) and extremely low (as a young adult) but I'm coming round to the idea I have a narcissistic 'base' to me.
I have been feeling in the last few years that I'm not sure who I am anymore, and I'm starting to think it is because the self image I cling to is not in fact me, but is an overcompensation from when I was outcasted as a child at school, criticised excessively at home, but also told I was 'gifted'. I'm not sure I was ever particularly entitled, but I did think I was superior up until my teen years (to other kids, I mean), and I notice that I am also attracted to narcissists and 'see myself' in them.
The couple I am friends with love to talk about all their money and would not dare stoop to a poor persons lot of stealing.
And they tip large and loud I agree with the comment disagreeing with the statements that narcissists steal and tip poorly.
― Anonymous Psychologist Stephen Johnson writes that the narcissist is someone who has “buried his true self-expression in response to early injuries and replaced it with a highly developed, compensatory false self.” This alternate persona to the real self often comes across as grandiose, “above others,” self-absorbed, and highly conceited.
His constant criticisms about everything I do, how I look has been very wearing on me.
The narcissist may use his or her romantic partner, child, friend, or colleague to meet unreasonable self-serving needs, fulfill unrealized dreams, or cover up self-perceived inadequacies and flaws. For more information, write to [email protected], or visit Many people from the world of media or people in high places suffer from their own narcissism.
― Anonymous mother Another way narcissists manipulate is through guilt, such as proclaiming, “I’ve given you so much, and you’re so ungrateful,” or, “I’m a victim—you must help me or you’re not a good person.” They hijack your emotions, and beguile you to make unreasonable sacrifices. It's like your a director and main character in the *dave* horror movie and I'm the latest love interest/victim I'm playing the same roll as everyone else before me hearing the same lines playing out the same fights and being played the same songs I'm slightly better than the last one and the one after me you will think is better than myself and your so well practiced now your perfect you know the story so well and your so good at your lines no one sees a thing coming neither do I ...
I have worked really hard to be successful and he makes me feel that he thinks deserves all of the credit for my success.
He even gets angry sometimes when I forget to mention him when I talk about something I am working on or something I have done.