5 Reasons Narcissists Can’t Have Intimate Relationships
This author felt compelled to write a few extra words; mostly out of respect for those who suffer from mental illness.
I wanted to emphasize that the underlying purpose of this article is to educate people (for whatever reason they see fit) of the devastation caused by narcissists. Something that is strongly felt by the people who love/loved them.
It is out of respect for humanity and science that we parenthesize the word probably in #5. Most psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health experts admit the uncertainties surrounding the origins of the narcissistic mindset. As such, treatments to correct the illness are lacking.
Mental illness is never the fault of the victim. Recognizing the illness and seeking help is, however. This fundamental truth is part of what makes narcissism incredibly enigmatic and frustrating. Anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health problems, if not curable, are at least controllable. Narcissistic people have no such (tangible) options. (Regardless of their willingness or unwillingness to seek help. Most research points to the latter.)