I have struggled for decades to more timely identify narcissistic behavior in a relationship. This morning I had an epiphany:
Narcissists are incapable of love.
They crave it. They want it. They greedily devour love, but they never, ever return a drop of it. Quite simply, their personalities are devoid of loving characteristics:
A narcissist is the center of a universe of one.
A narcissist is rude, selfish, and easily angered. A narcissist keeps a record of wrongs and delights in evil. A narcissist is envious and dishonest. A narcissist hurts others and blames them for feeling pain. A narcissist projects their own guilt onto others.
A narcissist will steal you heart but won’t return your love.
A narcissist’s relationships are always a one-way street. They emotionally bankrupt every relationship they have. While everyone is worthy of love, we would be wise to love a narcissist from a safe distance and protect our boundaries.
Healthy love is kind, patient, generous, honest, and respectful. These are the people we should embrace into our inner circle.