7. They Control Everything
Narcissists take charge over everything making you feel powerless and dependent on them. You will completely rely on them to get anything done. If anything threatens their control over you and your life, they will make sure to get rid of it to gain back their dominance.
8. They Act Victimized
Narcissists play the victim to make you feel guilty even though they are the abusers. They will trick you and make you feel they need you. They use devious tactics and make false promises to manipulate you to comply to their wishes. You will end up feeling that you are the one abusing their feelings and you need to change yourself to make them happy.
9. They Talk Only About Themselves
A narcissist will easily convert any conversation and make it about them. They will start bragging about themselves and their achievements, even if they need to lie. They will never say anything positive about anyone or anything else which does not concern them. If you manage to change the topic, they will quickly change it back to them and completely ignore what you said.
10. They Shift Blame
They are the masters of projection and use it as a defensive mechanism to avoid any responsibility. As they believe they are perfect, they desperately try shifting blame on others to avoid their own shortcomings. By making others feel ashamed and guilty, they easily avoid being held accountable.
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