Jun 4, 2022
You can wave to them, speak with them at work, have brief social interactions---but narcissists cannot be your friends. Friendship requires trust, time and empathy. Many of us keep giving narcissists more chances despite their self self absorbed, manipulative, deceptive behaviors. Narcissists can be very charming and compelling. They learned early to become a kind of method actor at pretending taht they cared about another individual. This skill serves them very well. Narcissists always want something from you. They are seeking narcissistic supplies: property, valuable social/business connections, monetary largesse. With a narcissist it is all take and no give. You have been discarded by the narcissist and they think nothing of moving on with someone else. You don't deserve this kind of treatment.
Put your energy into authentic relationships where there is a balance of attention, genuine communication and commitment. You deserve to have friends who respect your individuality, care about your feelings, listen, give you their time and encourage your dreams and creativity and with whom you can be spontaneous, silly, laught, playful, creative, innovative---be your true self.
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