Narcissistic personality disorder can reveal itself in a number of ways, but what a narcissist does at the end of a relationship is very telling and sometimes dangerous.
“If you try to end a relationship with a narcissist, they are going to be incredibly rigid and maladaptive,” says Elinor Greenberg, licensed psychologist, Gestalt therapist, trainer in borderline, narcissistic, and schizoid adaptations, and author of Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid Adaptations: The Pursuit of Love, Admiration, and Safety. “If they have reacted poorly to other breakups, they are going to react the same as they have in the past.”
Narcissists tend to be selfish, self-centered, and controlling. They may come across as charismatic in terming when you first meet them, but this is just a facade they put up to get what they want from you. Narcissists likely have lengthy demands and expectations that they expect you to fulfill, so what do narcissists want with you in the end?
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