Number 1: They are not happy with their lives.
Narcissists might seem like they have it all together: They’re popular, attractive, and always seem to be the center of attention. But there is a secret about narcissists that you may not know, they’re unhappy with their lives, they are not happy with themselves, and are not satisfied with you. If you think someone’s so focused on themselves couldn’t be miserable, let me tell you, they are miserable.
Narcissists may seem like they have everything together on the outside. Still, inside there is an emptiness that no praise or adoration can fill. They live in constant frustration and anger because they cannot get what they want out of life. They are frustrated because they don’t get the attention and admiration they deserve. Narcissists are angry because people don’t recognize how special and important they are.
Number 2: They are not as confident as they appear to be.
Narcissists have a lot of confidence, but it’s mostly an act. Deep down, they are insecure and often feel inferior to others. The only way for them to feel better about themselves is to put others down or make them feel bad about themselves so that narcissists can feel better about themselves. Narcissists don’t feel good about themselves, but they never show it. They’ve learned to hide their inadequacy and Shame by pretending to be strong and confident, even when they feel weak or vulnerable.
Number 3: They are overly sensitive individuals.
Narcissists are not just self-absorbed, but also overly sensitive individuals. They can’t handle criticism or mistakes and will often lash out at you for saying something that hurts their feelings. Narcissists can use their sensitivity to manipulate you into doing things for them. They can also be highly hurtful when they feel you’re not sensitive enough to their needs.
Narcissists may seem strong on the surface, but inside, they are vulnerable. They feel everything intensely, making them seem insensitive to others and difficult to approach. They want everything to go their way because they can’t handle failing or getting hurt.
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