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Does a narcissist miss other people?

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People with narcissistic personality disorders, or pathological narcissism, miss the adulation of others, but it is unlikely that they miss the people. This phenomenon is due to the lack of empathy inherent in those with this disorder.

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Individuals with pathological narcissism have a hugely inflated sense of self-worth and believe themselves to be above most people. They manipulate others in order to feel important or bolster their perception of themselves with no care for the effects of their actions on those being manipulated. Despite their notions of superiority, narcissists need to interact with other people in order to feel this way. When one person no longer supports their behavior, narcissistic individuals move on to someone who is more likely to do so.

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