The Narcissist’s Facade Can Look Like Anything. In Reality, It Is Nothing.

Narcissism and Scapegoating

“As a friend, partner, acquaintance, or coworker of someone who is narcissistic, we may see their cloak or facade. This disguise is an act—no matter how real and well made it appears—and signifies a lack of authentic self. The pain of facing this lack is too much to bear for the narcissist—so they don’t bear it. When they come close to feeling it, they rail against it and attack anyone or anything that they perceive as having forced them to confront their deficiencies. That is when we begin to see the manipulative side of the narcissistic person that causes us the most pain.”

From NARCISSISM: SURVIVING THE SELF-INVOLVED by Meredith Resnick

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About the author 

Jillian Bietz

Jillian Bietz is a writer and editor who enjoys doing in-depth research and exploring a wide-range of topics including all facets of mental health and wellness. She is the editor for My Voice Can Speak.

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