A vulnerable narcissist doesn’t always exhibit the ‘classic’ and ‘conventional’ signs of narcissism like maybe the others do.
Who would have thought that you would ever have read about a narcissistic grandmother? We fall in love and then we get married without taking a hard look at our partner’s parents. Never really see the warning signs coming. We may never recognize the clues that display our partner has a narcissistic mother. It can also happen that even though we knew, we couldn’t simply understand the effects it can have on our future family.
Most narcissistic people often portray themselves as a commitment-phobe and claim to have a huge traumatic history behind it. They will tell you all kinds of stories like how their parents broke up or their ex-girlfriend or ex-wife broke their hearts and now they are just too damaged to commit. The commitment game, a classic example of mind games narcissists play while dating.