As is the case with any other group of people, some narcissists love animals and make good pet owners.
Then there are those that see the animals as competitors for attention and are jealous of them. These narcissists do not make good pet owners.
If you have found yourself dating a narcissist, and you love your pet, you ought to find out which group your beau is in. The well-being of your fur baby is at stake.
According to experts in the field of behavioral studies, many narcissists prefer dogs.
They possess the opinion that a dog is more in tune with its master’s needs, whereas a cat tends to do its own thing.
Another reason is that the narcissist craves attention. When they are out walking the dog or letting it play in the dog park, everybody wants to pet it.
That means the dog’s owner will get the attention he or she so desperately seeks.
Because a cat cannot be controlled. It does whatever it wants, whenever it wants. This frustrates the control-happy narcissist.
On the other hand, a dog will respond to its master’s commands.
This pet can be taught tricks or participate in a game of fetch or Frisbee playing. The narcissist just eats this up.
Ironically, many people who despise other humans have a lot of empathy and compassion for their furry little babies.
This describes the narcissist with his or her pets. Problems can arise when other people fuss over this person’s pets and do not pay attention to the narcissist. This annoys him or her to no end.
Unfortunately, yes it can. If that animal is receiving more attention than he is, this person will be extremely jealous.
If he or she has a temper, watch over your pet carefully at this time. That seemingly harmless bout of jealousy could result in harm coming to your pet.
The narcissist sometimes projects high expectations of his pet’s behavior. He wants the pet to act perfectly fine all the time.
When this does not happen, he can become angry and frustrated with them. Who knows what can happen to the pet!
The narcissist really should be observed while in the presence of your pets. This person’s unpredictable temper can surface for reasons you cannot fathom.
It could be something as simple as your pet not obeying his commands that makes him fly into a rage.
Will he (or she) hurt your fur baby? Possibly, so why take the chance?
Animals that are cute and cuddly and very dependent on its owner are good for narcissists.
Animals that have a tendency to be aloof and extremely self-sufficient are often a turnoff to this person. The narcissist does like to cuddle.
Where another person might reject this action, an animal such as a dog willingly complies.
An individual with these traits also goes for more traditional pets.
Although earlier we said that cats are too independent for him, there are many cats that are cuddly and affectionate. In that case, the narcissist will eat that up.
When it comes right down to it, even a pet-friendly narcissist does not really love animals. This is according to behavior and personality experts.
They only truly love themselves. Even though they appear affectionate towards their pets, love is not part of the equation.
All they want to know is what that animal can do for them. However, the narcissist is great at faking it.
An individual with this type of personality is aware of the pet’s ability to attract attention. Therefore, they use their pet as a pick-up tool.
It could be a total stranger they want to meet or someone they wish to know better. Either way, if a dog is with them, they typically succeed at their desired meeting.
Another way is by teaching the dog to fetch various objects such as slippers or, in some special cases, a drink from the refrigerator.
In doing this, not only is the narcissist in total control of the dog but he or she does not have to get off the couch very often.
These kinds of actions are extremely useful to the owner.
They love it when a dog follows them around and other elements of being a faithful companion. The obedience factors in a dog are adored by this person.
A dog or an affectionate cat allows the narcissist to love a living being without being tied down or life getting too monotonous.
This trait is always what he or she wanted out of a relationship. Now they have found it in their pet.
Other traits include the ability of the narcissist to display his affection for something without intimate favors being demanded.
There are many reasons why this individual appreciates that.
Really? Yes really according to those behavior experts. They may be more apt to choose a high-end, high-maintenance breed over a mixed-breed dog or cat.
To this person, a temperamental breed of dog more closely mirrors his own personality. They also need a lot of care.
This means they depend on their master. That is exactly what the narcissist loves.
A person who is ending a relationship with a narcissistic partner may experience the partner threatening to take the pet with him.
That surely would be revenge for her breaking up with him. Whether you should fight this depends on how your former partner treats the pet.
Is he good with animals or moody and rough? You must think of these things!
There are no statistics on this. However, we would venture to say they like animals of a canine nature.
For instance, he may fancy wolves, coyotes, or perhaps even wild dogs like those found in Africa.
In general though, due to the self-centered personality of this guy, he is not especially fond of any animal. They do nothing to make his life better.
They are of no use to him at all. It would be foolish to say he admired any species of animal. That is because, in reality, he does NOT.
Because sometimes a cat can appear to be quite vain. They are obsessed with their own appearance and spend oodles of time primping themselves.
Doesn’t this sound like a narcissist? Plus, a cat is not always right on top of you, AND you don’t have to worry about it being alone when you want to go out.
These characteristics fit the narcissists’ lifestyle perfectly.