A Narcissist Can’t Love ANYONE. Here’s Why

A Narcissist Can’t Love ANYONE. Here’s Why

In this podcast, we explore why narcissists are incapable of genuine love and how their relationships are purely transactional.

Understanding Narcissistic “Love” Narcissists see relationships as transactions. They manipulate and use people to meet their own needs, devoid of genuine emotional connection. Love, for a narcissist, is about control and exploitation, not empathy and care.

The Painful Realization Victims often experience a painful awakening when they realize that their relationship with a narcissist was based on lies and manipulation. This realization is especially hard when they look back at what they believed were genuine moments of love and affection.

The Traits of a Narcissist A key trait of narcissists is their lack of empathy. They are emotionally stunted and cannot connect with others on a deep, emotional level. Their relationships are driven by self-interest and the need to control.

What is Genuine Love? Genuine love involves empathy, compassion, trust, and the desire to make the other person feel special and secure. It’s consistent and involves actions that back up the words “I love you.”

Narcissistic Manipulation Narcissists exploit the concept of love to control and manipulate their victims. They use “I love you” to create an illusion of affection, hooking their victims and conditioning them to associate love with control and abuse.

Recognizing Fake Love If a person’s actions don’t consistently reflect love and care, but instead fluctuate drastically, it’s a sign of manipulation. Genuine love does not involve making the other person feel insecure or unworthy.

The Aftermath Coming to terms with the fact that a narcissist never truly loved you is painful but necessary for healing. It’s crucial to understand that the narcissist’s inability to love is not a reflection of your worth, but of their deep emotional flaws.

Conclusion Narcissists cannot love in the true sense of the word. Their relationships are about control and self-gratification. Recognizing this can help victims break free and begin the healing process.

If this feels like you, reach out to Nova for assistance and support.