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Why do narcissists panic when they are in trouble?
This exaggerated self-importance which is not based on real achievement is destructive for the narcissist and people around him. It’s like building a skyscraper on a very poor foundation. A little earthquake can make it collapse. Anything that challenges this larger than life self-view can make them panic.
How do narcissists feel about rejection?
Narcissists despise rejection, it destabilizes and invalidates them. They work exceptionally hard to keep up appearances; inwardly, they feel unlovable and inferior. Any form of rejection whether professional, personal, or social sends them on a warpath.
Why do narcissists need constant approval?
They depend on constant approval to maintain their sense of intrinsic worth. To achieve this goal, they absorb (or steal) the energy of other people to feel good about themselves. Do you ever wonder why narcissists don’t seem to mind the negative attention?
Can narcissists tolerate people who actually live in reality?
Therefore, narcissists can’t tolerate people who actually live in reality. That’s why you rarely see people with strong boundaries tolerating narcissists for very long. They recognize that the narcissist can’t provide mutual respect, connection, or love. 11 – Your Own Clarity
Why do narcissists ruminate disproportionally when someone reasonably disagrees?
The narcissist ruminates disproportionally when someone reasonably disagrees with his or her views, which the narcissists takes personally. The narcissist feels like he or she is not the center of attention, and/or feels intense jealously that someone else is receiving acknowledgement, praise, and recognition.
What happens when a narcissist gives you the silent treatment?
The narcissist will not only deny it but you may also get punished. Don’t be surprised if you get a silent treatment after a bitter confrontation. Losing control: Narcissists crave control over people around him when he has lost control over his own life. Losing control also makes them feel weak and vulnerable.
How do narcissists react to criticism?
Highly sensitive narcissists, however, tend to react adversely, intensely and disproportionally to criticism — even if the feedback is given diplomatically, reasonably, and constructively. They often take things personally, agitate over “how dare they say/do this to me”, and have difficulty letting go.