Great blog from a dear friend ❤
It is always important to remember that narcissists and sociopaths are 'unwilling' – not 'unable'….to have empathy and to accept their behaviours are harmful.
It is planned and it is intentional.
The answer is a resounding YES!!!
Narcisissts are absolutely aware of what they are doing & the damage they cause. And, they are well able to control their actions.
Anyone who has spent time around a narcissist knows that they act entirely differently around people they want to impress versus people they don’t care about impressing. That is painfull obvious. The fact is though that they also are very aware when they have gone too far over the top in their actions.
Recently, I posted about my narcissistic mother’s fake concern, get well card & cookies for my (also narcissistic) mother in-law, even though she knows perfectly well that I haven’t spoken to the woman since 2002 due to her abusive ways. (I posted about that here). This betrayal by my mother & her flaunting it in my face hurt me more than it usually does when she feigns concern for…
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