NARCISSIST: narcissist or narcist [nahr-suh-sist] noun
1. a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
2. Psychoanalysis. A person who suffers from narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes.
The above definition is attributed to Dictionary.com
This post is in honor of one of the most unbalanced persons I have ever encountered, who, at one point actually admitted that someone had accused him/her of being a narcissist.
My response was that the accuser was simply jealous, however, as time moved us further along into a relationship, I realized that the accuser was right-on-target with their diagnosis.
Self-absorbed persons twist every/any conversation to their purpose. They never inquire about the welfare of the person/s to whom they communicate.
They rarely (if ever) give, unless expecting a larger reciprocation.
They know how to “play” others, and do it with perfection.
Personally, I am a “giver,” however, with Narcissists, once I am convinced of their nature, I am on my way out of the relationship of enabling. The Narcissist will not understand my withdrawal from the game. I do, however, wish him/her the best of luck in growing a heart.