Narcissists do not think well of themselves, and to make themselves feel better they choose partners who doubt themselves and their capabilities.Let me put it this way: If you had strong self-esteem and confidence in yourself, you would not be chosen by a narcissist as a possible partner.They can become abusive toward themselves and actually perpetuate in themselves the narcissistic tendencies they had the courage to leave. Then rebuild your self-confidence by taking an objective inventory of who you are. You will believe in yourself and your achievements and will shower yourself with empathy.Moving on After Dating a Narcissist Be a victim no more! Yes, empathy — the quality totally missing from a narcissist may just be the perfect antidote to dating one........If you have allowed a narcissist to prey on your lack of self-confidence, stop! So, assuming I'm right, if you have attracted a narcissist into your life, you may want to ask yourself how you are acting as a narcissist toward yourself. Do you subconsciously put others down when you are feeling insecure about yourself?
People with healthy self-confidence who make the mistake of entering a relationship with a narcissist quickly become aware of the emotional abuse and cut the relationship short.Their goal is to charm you and make you think it is all about you.If you weren't blinded by the attention and weren't questioning your own self-worth, you would realize a lot sooner that your date is interested in you only because you appear weak and less worthy.Only a psychiatrist can diagnose a narcissistic personality disorder, though the broad definition of a narcissist is someone who: In short, a narcissist is arrogant and expects special treatment — whether or not he or she does things to warrant it.If you're wondering whether your partner could have been a narcissist, it helps to know these basic traits.