The early signs of a narcopath
The early signs of a narcopath are often hard to spot. They may appear charming and charismatic at first, with a great sense of humor. But if you get to know them better, you may start to see some warning signs.
They may be overly critical of others or constantly need attention. They may also try to control those around them or be excessively jealous and possessive. If you suspect someone you know may be a narcopath, paying attention to these warning signs is important.
If you think you may be in a relationship with a narcopath or are friends with one, there are some things you can do to protect yourself:
- It’s important to set boundaries and stick to them. Don’t let them control you or take advantage of you.
- Try to keep your interactions with them as positive as possible. Avoid getting into arguments or discussions about things that might upset them.
- If you can, try to distance yourself from them gradually.
If you can’t do this, it’s probably best to cut ties completely.
How to deal with a narcopath
A narcopath is someone who has a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). An inflated sense of self-importance characterizes this mental illness, a need for excessive attention and admiration and a lack of empathy for others. Narcopaths are often described as arrogant, manipulative, and self-centered. If you’re in a relationship with a narcopath, you may feel invalidated, unimportant, and unloved.
Dealing with a narcopath can be difficult, but there are some things you can do to ease the tension in your relationship. Avoid arguments with a narcopath, as they will likely only worsen the situation. Instead, try to have calm discussions about your concerns. It’s also important to set boundaries with a narcopath and to stick to them. For example, you may need to limit your contact with this person or end the relationship entirely.
The different types of narcopaths
Narcopaths come in all shapes and sizes, but there are two broad types: the Overt Narcissist and the Covert Narcissist.
The Overt Narcissist is usually the life of the party. They love being the center of attention and will go to great lengths to ensure they are. They are often charming, funny, and engaging. They love to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. They can be very seductive and persuasive.
The Covert Narcissist is more introverted. They don’t need to be the party’s life to feel good about themselves. They are often very manipulative and can be very destructive in relationships. They get their narcissistic supply through manipulation and control.
The impact of a narcopath on your life
The impact of a narcopath on your life can be significant. If you have been in a relationship with a narcopath or have been close to someone who is one, you may have experienced some of the following:
-Feelings of isolation and loneliness
-Anxiety and depression
-PTSD and other trauma-related disorders
-Insomnia and nightmares