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When we deal with narcissists we can feel as if we truly, despite our sincere efforts, don’t understand what is going on. We may look at some behaviors and think “Why would anyone act in this manner?”
To help out, I have created a little narcissisict behavior translator in the chart below. (You can click on it to enlarge it.)
It links some common behaviors of narcissists with the “narcissist’s gain” (i.e. what is the motivation behind the behavior) as well as what is really happening. Thus, narcissistic behavior is translated into a version of reality most can understand. (Can you tell I am a scientist? Linear, sequential thinking at its best 🙂 ).
As you can see, the gain for the strange, aggressive, pushy behaviors of the narcissist often revolve around the narcissist gaining a sense of “importance”. Sometimes I would argue, narcissists live in such bleak, blackness that…
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