An abuser will blame others for all problems or for the abuser's own shortcomings.
Someone is always out to get the abuser or is an obstacle to the abuser's achievements.
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The abuser will pressure the victim to commit to the relationship.
“If you discover that you are dating a narcissist, you should try to get help," says Michaelis.
At the start of the relationship, an abuser will equate jealously with love.
The abuser will question the victim about who the victim talks to, accuse the victim of flirting, or become jealous of time spent with others.
Narcissists can be highly complimentary or solicitous early on. He'll quickly grab control of the relationship Narcissistic people are often controlling of their partners. If you express your emotional needs to a narcissist, he may not respond.
He gets jealous of other people and believes they are jealous of them. He's arrogant and he displays self-important, condescending, behaviors. He'll shower you with attention at first, and then become hot and cold. A narcissist has a lack of empathy toward others — including you.