Signs a Narcissist Is Playing Games and Why

To narcissists, relationships are transactional, like buying and selling. The goal is to get what you want at the lowest price. It’s a self-centered, business mindset. Emotions don’t intrude. In relationships, narcissists focus on their goal. For a male narcissist, that’s usually sex or to have a beautiful woman at his side. A female narcissist may be looking for material gifts, sex, acts of service, and/or an extravagant courtship. It’s important to understand a narcissist’s mind. They see relationships as a means to get what they want, without concern for the feelings of the other person. Their only concern is what they can get out of it. Relationships are used to enhance their ego and give them what they value, such as status, power, esteem, and sex. It is their only motivation. They aren’t interested in you as a person or doing anything for you without some sort of payment. An exclusive commitment, caring, and intimacy that most people seek in a relationship are considered drawbacks to a narcissist, who likes to keep options open. Sex and intimacy are not usually linked. A relationship with a narcissist will never develop into an I-Thou relationship or even one based on love. Plato described seven types of love: Eros is passionate, physical, romantic love; Philautia is self-love, including healthy self-esteem, hubris, and self-inflation; Ludus is affectionate, fun, and uncommitted love; Pragma is pragmatic love that focuses on long term...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Divorce Narcissism Personality Source Type: news

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Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Industrial and Workplace Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Around the Net Research Sexuality Technology Treatment anxiety ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response bots Depression Treatment Guilt Occupation sec Source Type: blogs
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat CAS Medical Systems Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: Journal of Solid State ChemistryAuthor(s): Bianbian Wang, Zhongnan Guo, Fan Sun, Jun Deng, Jiawei Lin, Dan Wu, Wenxia YuanAbstractInvestigation on the magnetic interaction in Fe-based ThCr2Si2-type compounds is very important not only for understanding the structure-property relationship in this family but also for exploring the superconducting mechanism in related materials. In this work, we report the synthesis and physical properties of two new Fe-based chalcogenides KFeAgSe2 and KFeAgS2. These two compounds adopt ThCr2Si2-type structure with I4/mmm space group a...
Source: Journal of Solid State Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Methylation profiling by high throughput sequencing Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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Source: Phlebology - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Phlebology Source Type: research
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Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Source Type: blogs
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