Narcissism is a personality disorder characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration. Narcissists often have a strong sense of entitlement and believe that they are better than others. However, when things don't go as planned or when their sense of self is threatened, narcissists can lose control.
When a narcissist loses control, they may become angry, aggressive, and even violent. They may lash out at those around them, blaming others for their problems and refusing to take responsibility for their actions. They may also become emotionally unstable, alternating between feelings of grandiosity and feelings of worthlessness.
One of the main reasons that narcissists lose control is because their sense of self is fragile.
One of the main reasons that narcissists lose control is because their sense of self is fragile. Narcissists often have a false sense of self that is based on the admiration and validation of others. When this validation is not forthcoming, or when they are criticized or rejected, their sense of self is threatened. This can lead to a feeling of vulnerability and a need to defend their false sense of self, which can result in a loss of control.
Another reason that narcissists lose control is because they have a lack of empathy. Narcissists are often unable to understand the feelings of others and may see them as mere objects to be used for their own gain. When others do not meet their expectations or do not behave as they want them to, narcissists may become angry and lash out.
In order to maintain control, narcissists may use various tactics such as manipulation, gaslighting, and blame-shifting. They may also use charm and charisma to win others over, but these tactics are often temporary and can lead to even greater problems when they inevitably lose control.
It's important to understand that narcissists are not always in control and that their behavior can be unpredictable and harmful. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be in a relationship with a narcissist, it's important to seek professional help. It is not easy to deal with a narcissist and it is important to have a support system in place to help you navigate the situation.
In conclusion, when narcissists lose control, it can be a difficult and dangerous situation for those around them. They may become angry, aggressive, and even violent, and their lack of empathy can make it hard for them to understand the feelings of others. It's important to be aware of the warning signs of narcissism and to seek professional help if needed.
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