A narcissist is a person with an inflated ego and one who is so into himself that he feels he is superior to everyone else.
Narcissism can be very difficult to deal with, especially in a romantic relationship, because narcissists are concerned only about themselves.
This causes narcissists to lose many romantic partners, and you might wonder if narcissists miss their exes that they’ve broken up with.
Narcissists likely do miss their exes following a breakup, but not for the reasons that you may believe.
A narcissist is not likely to miss a particular person, but he or she will likely miss the affection and attention that the ex gave the narcissist.
Unfortunately, narcissists are incapable of truly loving a person, as they only love the pleasure and intimacy that was shared.
Narcissists go from relationship to relationship very frequently, hardly ever building anything lasting.
However, if a narcissist is unable to find a quick replacement following a breakup, he or she might very well attempt to get an ex back.
Hopefully, the ex will realize that the narcissist doesn’t want them back because they want to be with them, but simply because they need the love, affection, and attention that the ex gave them, which will further feed his or her ego.
It’s hard to predict how a romantic relationship might go between two narcissists, as things could go extremely well or the complete opposite, depending on many factors.
It is more likely that the narcissists will have a very chaotic and very toxic relationship, and if they get married, things are not likely to last.
Narcissists are too focused on themselves to care for anyone else, especially a spouse and possibly even kids.
Most narcissists don’t have the capacity to love. They can be in relationships with others, but they will likely be living a facade.
Narcissists desire to have their needs met, so they will become involved in romantic relationships that will increase their inflated egos since they feed off attention and affection.
Any attention and affection provided only perpetuates a narcissist’s feelings about themselves and how everyone else is inferior to them in their eyes.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for narcissism, and any efforts to change a narcissist boyfriend will most likely be futile.
Narcissists don’t feel like they need to change, and they will either laugh at the person who suggests they should change or become angry with them.
Either way, the narcissist boyfriend isn’t going to make any personal changes unless he feels he needs to change, which is highly unlikely.
In the rare instance that there is a narcissist who desires to change, there is help available, though nothing will help overnight.
There is cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, and natural treatments like meditation, journaling, and more.
However, a majority of narcissists are never going to reach the point where they feel they need to change because they already feel as if they’re absolutely perfect just the way they are.
Many narcissists hate being around people who are obviously happy. First of all, another person’s happiness threatens a narcissist’s feeling of superiority.
Narcissists feel that allowing oneself to be happy is a sign of weakness, which is something that inferior people do, according to narcissists.
If you have experienced good fortune in your life and you’re happy and excited about it, yet you must work closely with a narcissist or otherwise be around one, they will likely attempt to “rain on your parade.”
Don’t allow them to do this, because your happiness is important.
One way to prevent a narcissist from ruining your happiness is to refrain from sharing your good fortune with them in the first place.
If the narcissist comments that you seem happier than usual, you should simply laugh things off and tell them they’re imagining things.
If you do share your happy event with the person, you can expect the narcissist to feel jealousy and/or resentment because narcissists, for some reason, believe they are superior and they’re the only ones who deserve to feel good.
As a result, he or she will likely make comments that are negative and possibly even hurtful, so by all means, keep your happy news to yourself.
Yes, most narcissists are miserable being the way they are, even if they don’t realize it.
One thing that makes narcissists miserable is that they’re perfectionists, and they’re not always able to achieve their unrealistic goals.
Narcissists are also miserable people because they cannot maintain long-term romantic relationships, and they desperately seek constant companionship because they crave constant affection and admiration that only a mate will provide.
Most people believe narcissists have high self-esteem because they’re always bragging about their accomplishments and many of them actually have successful jobs.
However, this is usually very far from the truth, because most narcissists secretly have low self-esteem.
The narcissist may not realize that their self-esteem is so low, but it usually is, and being unable to be the perfectionist that they strive for can further lower their self-esteem.
If a narcissist decides to get married and have children, then the offspring are likely to grow up very neglected and miserable, especially if both their parents are narcissists.
Unfortunately, just because a narcissist becomes a parent doesn’t mean that they’re going to automatically change for the better.
Not only will a narcissist parent be unavailable emotionally to the children, but he or she will also insult and belittle the children if they fail to meet certain unrealistic standards.
Yes, narcissism is a mental illness, and it’s called narcissistic personality disorder.
In order for a person to be accurately diagnosed, he or she needs to be evaluated by a professional therapist or psychiatrist.
However, most narcissists are never properly diagnosed because many would never be caught dead in a therapist’s office – they don’t feel that they have any problems or imperfections.
Unless you want to get into a long, drawn-out argument about how the narcissist is right about everything, including the current issue at hand, you should “pretend” to agree with them.
Unfortunately, this is a way of feeding into the person’s ego, but it’s also a way for you to keep your sanity.
Narcissists will not give up until you and everyone else agrees that they are right – even if they’re wrong – which is why the only way to get them to stop trying to prove that they’re correct is to make them think you believe they’re correct.
There is no easy way to attempt to love a narcissist because even if the person behaves as if they love you back, they likely don’t.
Being in a relationship with a narcissist is not going to be fair or equal, because again, the narcissist does not have the capacity to love, and most lack empathy.
So, if you’re experiencing a problem and need support and comfort, don’t expect your narcissistic boyfriend to provide that because he’s unable to.
Studies show that there are significantly more male narcissists than females, and one major reason is that many men are naturally seekers of power and they’re often much more assertive by nature.
It’s no secret that women have often been made to feel inferior to men, which is another reason why women are less likely to be narcissistic.
However, there are plenty of women who are narcissists despite men’s increased desire for power, superiority, and control.
In spite of everyone’s individual differences in personalities, there are distinct differences between male and female narcissists.
For instance, females are less likely to be as aggressive as their male counterparts are, as female narcissists are often sneakier and more manipulative.
Also, male narcissists are more likely to become sexual addicts in order to ensure that their needs for admiration and attention are constantly met.
As you can see, narcissists are very interesting and undesirable people to be around.
While most narcissists will miss an ex that they broke up with, they don’t often miss the ex for reasons that “normal” people would.
They merely miss the ex because they’re no longer getting the intimacy, admiration, and attention that they had become accustomed to receiving, which only further fed their unhealthy egos.