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Does a narcissist tend to have close friends that are also narcissistic?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mirroring problem

An extremely narcissistic person will not have friends who are truly "close, " as in real intimacy where people share who they really are.
The person feels deep shame about, or does not know, his authentic self. They may collect people who will admire them, in order to feel whole. Two narcissists may inter-relate, but there will be inevitable conflict when one does not mirror the other as needed.

In brief: Mirroring problem

An extremely narcissistic person will not have friends who are truly "close, " as in real intimacy where people share who they really are.
The person feels deep shame about, or does not know, his authentic self. They may collect people who will admire them, in order to feel whole. Two narcissists may inter-relate, but there will be inevitable conflict when one does not mirror the other as needed.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Narcissist

Generally, yes.
The narcissist will only associate with those he feels are equally as special as himself (in other words, other narcissists.) These friendships are not long lived, and tend to end abruptly.

In brief: Narcissist

Generally, yes.
The narcissist will only associate with those he feels are equally as special as himself (in other words, other narcissists.) These friendships are not long lived, and tend to end abruptly.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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