Narcissists are the most self-absorbed human beings on planet Earth. They tend to live their lives based on vicious tricks and manipulation.
So, don’t think for a second that you know them, because narcissists have many disguises, and believe me, they are not afraid to use them if they get them everything they desire.
“You can look at individual scores of narcissism, you can look at data on lifetime prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, you can look at related cultural trends, and they all point to one thing,” says W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., head of the University of Georgia psychology department.
“Narcissism is on the rise.”
I’m pretty sure we all know at least one narcissistic, selfish human being in our lives. However, to those few rare ones who haven’t had the opportunity, but had the luck to never come across a narcissist, here are some of the things you should never expect from them.
You’ve been warned!
1. DON’T EXPECT EMPATHY
Toxic, narcissistic creatures are incapable of showing compassion because it would require them to actually go out of their ways to do something meaningful.
Because naturally, if something doesn’t concern them, showing interest would be an unnecessary thing to do.
2. NEVER EXPECT THEM TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO YOU
Similar to their emotional handicap when it comes to showing empathy, a narcissist would never bother to listen to anything you have to say.
So, a word of advice. If you ever find yourself with a narcissist who is extremely attentive during your conversation, have in mind that it’s only because they need something from you.
Never underestimate their conniving and deceitful nature.
3. DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING FOR FREE
And tell me, why on earth would a narcissist do anything for free? Don’t you think it sounds a bit suspicious?
Because if something doesn’t benefit them, then there’s no point in doing. Don’t expect these people to just turn nice and do anything kind for you without getting something in return.
4. NEVER EXPECT A SINCERE APOLOGY
And, the classic. When finally, they mess you up really good and everything goes to hell, don’t expect them to say, “I’m sorry”.
Whatever happened between you two, inside their minds, you are the only one to blame. They never take responsibility for their actions, because you know, they are such innocent and pure victims.
So, “innocent”, they are basically the devil incarnate.
5. DON’T EXPECT ATTENTION
If there’s one word that describes them perfectly, then that’s the word EGO. They are self-absorbed, egotistical and manipulative beings who only care about their needs, their wishes, their selfish demands.
If you expect to get any attention from them, you should probably know you are not getting anything.
6. DON’T EXPECT THEM TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS
If you think a narcissist will ever show you their genuine, uncensored side of their personality, you are lying to yourself.
They have many disguises each carefully picked for every occasion. They would rather die than expressing what they really feel inside.
7. DON’T EXPECT THEM TO BE THERE FOR YOU
I’m assuming that most of you have already experienced this, but for those who haven’t, you should be really aware.
A narcissist will promise you the world and every star on the sky just to get you inside their spider web of deception. When you finally fall into their trap, you’ll meet a whole new personality you’ve never seen before.
They won’t be there for you like they promised.