This is brilliant, and sadly I believe describing more of my life than I care to admit
In a normal relationship, if one has made a mistake, it is typically followed up with an apology. This usually leads to the other party forgiving you or at least acknowledging your heart-felt attempt at making amends. Not so with a Narcissist.
When you apologize to a Narcissist, they feel like they have struck gold. You are always wrong, anyway, so for you to admit a mistake is akin to boarding a train for a one-way guilt trip. Instead of the situation being dealt with in a mature way, there are a few possible scenarios that will ensue following an apology to a Narcissist:
- Self-Righteousness: This is the equivalent of being pointed at and ridiculed on the playground, with the goal being to make you feel like the biggest idiot in town. See how wrong you were? Isn’t it just a load off now that you can see how…
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