20 Narcissist Quotes To Help You Understand What It's Like To Love A Narcissist

20 Narcissist Quotes About Narcissistic Personality Disorder And What It's Like To Love A Narcissist
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What is a narcissist? Odds are, you probably don't know any. Narcissism is a rare disease that only impacts about 200,000 people across the United States per year.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental condition in which a person has an inflated sense of self. They believe that they are untouchable in this world when it comes to breaking the law, putting themselves in danger, and treating others. Most commonly found in men, it involves a person in need of admiration by others. A narcissist will also disregard other's feelings in hopes of bettering their own lives.

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Basically, narcissists are entitled people who only think of themselves. They sound pretty horrible, right?

A lot of the times, narcissists aren't easily traceable, and even if the people you know don't have the personality disorder, there are still people that show narcissistic traits. You could know someone like this and have no idea. If you have someone in your life who is constantly putting down others, believes they are higher than thou, and is extremely demanding and cocky, then they might be showing some narcissistic tendancies. However, you can't diagnosis someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder — only a licensed professional within the field of psychology can.

Sadly, there is no treatment for someone who suffers from narcissism. While they are encouraged to go to therapy and find coping skills to better fit in with the world around them, there is no true cure for someone suffering from this personality disorder.

As one of many personality disorders, narcissism can be caused by a variety of reasons. Childhood trauma, genes, and other psychological factors can all play a role in whether or not someone inherits this trait.

Researchers have questioned if narcissists are even capable of love. Research has shown that while narcissists can love and be loved, they are unmotivated to reciprocate that love and understand the feelings of their loved ones. Their lack of empathy makes them immune to crying and feeling pain for others, or intense love for their family and friends.

While there is still so much to learn about narcissism and how it impacts a person's life, here are 20 narcissist quotes that can give you a better understanding of what it's like to be a narcissist, and what it's like to be close to someone who has narcissistic tendencies.

1. Being unappreciative for everything they have.

"The narcissist will throw in your face all what they have done for you but never say one word of all what you have done for them, never" Unknown

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2. You can easily become the victim of a narcissist if you let your guard down.

"The only changes a narcissist makes are masks and victims"Unknown

3. Even in a court of law, they have a way of twisting your words.

"Arguing with a narcissist is like getting arrested. Everything you saw can and will be used against you"Unknown

4. Be careful with who you befriend.

"Narcissists try to destroy your life with lies because theirs can be destroyed with the truth" Unknown

5. The thoughts behind a narcissistic mind.

"Don't worry! After I'm done acting crazy, I'm going to blame the whole thing on you anyway!" Unknown

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6. Don't feel like it is your fault.

"You don't attract narcissists because something is wrong with you. You attract narcissists because so much is right with you"Unknown

7. Make your feelings seem invalid.

"A narcissist will use the phrase, "Get over it," because, to them your feelings are trivial. If it is not about them, they are not interested." Unknown

8. The struggle.

"Narcissistic people are always struggling with the fact that the world does not revolve around them"Unknown

9. Try not to let their mind games trick you.

"The only way to win with a toxic person is not to play"Unknown

10. They can drain your confidence if you let them.

"Narcissists: The only people whose love leaves you feeling less confident, confused, and unhappy as the relationship progresses" Unknown

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11. But, your heart can eventually heal.

"A narcissist doesn't break your heart, they break your spirit. That's why it takes so long to heal" Unknown

12. The truth.

"Hypocrissits: A narcissist whose head is so far up their butt they can't hear the hypocrisy coming out of their mouth"Joel McDonald

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13. How many relationships with a narcissist go.

"I was your cure, and you were my disease. I was saving you, and you were killing me" Unknown

14. Narcissists can hurt you without even realizing it.

"To intentionally hurt someone is about the lowest a person can be"Unknown

15. He wants you to be under his control.

"Nobody can be kinder than a narcissist while you react to life under his own terms"Elizabeth Bowen

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16. Even after getting out of a relationship with a narcissist, the memories can flood back.

"It's not the goodbye that hurts, but the flashbacks that follow"Unknown

17. Master manipulators.

"When a narcissist can no longer control you, they will instead try to control how others see you" Unknown

18. They can't feel the love they think they are giving.

"Narcissist weeps to find that his image does not return his love"Unknown

19. The mindset to have when talking to a narcissist.

"You can't force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected"Unknown

20. The ultimate red flag.

"You feel on edge around this person, but you still want them to like you" Unknown

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Carlie Fox is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care, spirituality and astrology.