Thursday, December 20, 2018
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A relationship with people high in narcissism can cause you endless grief

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201812/the-magnetic-power-the-narcissist-can-easily-draw-you-in

Being involved in a relationship with people high in narcissism can cause you endless grief. These individuals are self-centered, manipulative, and greedy for attention. Yet, they somehow end up in relationships and it’s likely that you’ve been a victim yourself of their destructive magnetism. What drives your attraction to people high in narcissism? New research suggests that, at so-called “zero acquaintance” (i.e. when you first meet them), it’s hard to resist people high in narcissism. Like moths to a candle flame, you can’t help but be drawn to fall prey to their influence.

To sum up, once you recognize that people high in narcissism feed off the image of self-confidence they create in your eyes, you can learn to be less drawn in to their spell. The zero acquaintance effect can remain, just that, and you’ll be spared the turmoil that a longer-term relationship may ultimately entail.