Today’s topic of when the Narcissist wants to be alone may have you wondering; what do I mean by that? Well, this is something Narcissists would tell their partners, friends, and family from time to time, in one way or another. They would say they need time alone, time to think or they need some space.
So, today I will be addressing what the Narcissist is actually saying when they make these sorts of statements and what they are usually up to in their so-called “alone time” because the truth of the matter is that Narcissists hate being alone. They need that interaction with other people as that is how they receive their Narcissistic Supply. So be it in person, by phone, or online, the Narcissist needs to be impressing, deceiving, or using someone to fulfill their wants and desires.
But first of all, when a Narcissist has a partner, friends, or family who they view as a sure source of supply, they tend to take them for granted. They usually get bored and want someone or something new to add a fresh burst of excitement to their life. So, ever so often, they are happy to neglect these people or dismiss them so that they can focus on other things.
This is when the Narcissist may start ignoring your calls, ghosting you, asking for space, or rudely pushing you away. They may also become very argumentative and blame you for everything so that they can make you feel guilty for pushing them away or even agree with them that you should indeed both give each other some space.
Narcissists are very manipulative and have various ways to get what they want without exposing their true intentions. But whatever the outcome, it will indeed be your fault. Once the Narcissist is free to pursue their interests, it can be one of a few reasons:
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